Malawi’s Higher Education Stakeholders Visit JKUAT for Benchmarking

Malawi’s Higher Education Stakeholders Visit JKUAT for Benchmarking

A delegation from Malawi’s higher education sector visited Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) for benchmarking. The tour was organized under the auspices of the Transforming Higher Education Systems initiative, which aims to strengthen and enhance Malawi’s education system by establishing regional networks as well as learning from other higher education systems with relevant experiences. The project is funded by the United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID) and operates at the university and system levels in Malawi. It seeks to increase the country’s educated workforce and drive economic success by learning about… Continue reading →

Architecture Students Urged to Undertake Green Building Course

Architecture Students Urged to Undertake Green Building Course

With the rising global emphasis on sustainability, green buildings have never been more important. These buildings reduce environmental impact, increase energy efficiency, and promote better living conditions, making them suitable in addressing climate change and encouraging sustainable development. As the building industry advances, there is a growing demand for specialists who can design and certify eco-friendly construction. In this regard, the Department of Architecture in the College of Engineering and Technology (COETEC) at JKUAT organized an awareness workshop, Wednesday, 12th June, 2024. The event which targeted Architecture and Engineering students aimed to raise awareness on… Continue reading →

Wheelchair Outreach Reveals Need for Cerebral Palsy Awareness

Wheelchair Outreach Reveals Need for Cerebral Palsy Awareness

A wheelchair assessment and distribution outreach initiative in Voi, Taita Taveta County, has revealed the critical need to raise awareness about preventing cerebral palsy, a condition responsible for a significant percentage of childhood disabilities. The five-day outreach that commenced on Monday June 10, 2024, was a joint effort between Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Bethany Kids International, Motivation Charitable Trust (MCT), and Taita Taveta County. The outreach aims to provide essential mobility support to 70 beneficiaries, offering both basic and intermediate wheelchairs. Some of them acquired a wheelchair for the first time… Continue reading →

Young Ladies Steal Show with Coding for Healthcare Delivery

Young Ladies Steal Show with Coding for Healthcare Delivery

The third series of KenyaHMIS 2024 Students Bootcamp and the inaugural Ladies in Coding event, held on Friday, June 7, 2024, provided an amazing demonstration of how technology could be used to improve health service delivery. The event’s highlight was a select group of young female students who collaborated to learn coding skills for use in healthcare delivery. The Ladies in Coding initiative brought together 22 students drawn from different academic disciplines such as Biostatics, Medicine, Computing, Statistics, health records management and geographic information systems. Their objective was one: learn the basics of coding and… Continue reading →

Marine Engineering Students Conclude Cadet Training

Marine Engineering Students Conclude Cadet Training

Twenty-eight (28) Marine Cadets from the Department of Marine Engineering and Maritime Operations have successfully completed a month-long Marine Cadet Training at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). The Cadets conducted a colorful pass-out parade on Tuesday, May 4, 2024 to showcase some of the skills they had learned throughout their training. The Cadets received extensive training in command and control and underwent physical fitness exercises in accordance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements outlined in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW Code and Convention… Continue reading →

JKUAT Marks Inaugural Global Assistive Technology Day

JKUAT Marks Inaugural Global Assistive Technology Day

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology observed the inaugural World Day for Assistive Technology (AT) on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. The day was marked to raise awareness on the importance the various devices and technologies such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, among others which improve the quality of life for persons living with disability. During the cake-cutting ceremony, Ms. Martha Mmasi the Chief Physiotherapist at the Ministry of Health, noted that investing in assistive technology both has a transformative impact on people’s well-being and makes sound economic sense for governments because it is an enabler… Continue reading →

JKUAT and Vives Strengthen Collaboration Agreement

JKUAT and Vives Strengthen Collaboration Agreement

The JKUAT Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi has welcomed the expansion of a partnership agreement between JKUAT and Vives University that will further support staff and student’s exchange. The Vice Chancellor noted that the existing partnership has benefited JKUAT and the new arrangement will give a more comprehensive approach to expanding prospects for joint research and exchange. Prof. Victoria Ngumi revealed this during a meeting between the University management and representatives from Vives University to discuss how the two institutions could work together more effectively in areas of mutual interest. The meeting held in… Continue reading →

Prof. Gituru Co-publishes in Nature Journal

Prof. Gituru Co-publishes in Nature Journal

Prof. Robert Wahiti Gituru, the African Director of the Sino-Africa Joint Research Centre (SAJOREC) based at JKUAT has collaborated with other researchers on a paper that was recently published in the Nature Journal. The study offers insight on the evolutionary route of baobab trees, identifying Madagascar as the cradle of all the baobab species. The study, titled ‘The Rise of Baobab Trees in Madagascar’, was spearheaded by the Wuhan Botanic Garden (WBG) and the Sino-Africa Joint Research Center (SAJOREC), and published in the Journal Nature on Wednesday, May 5, 2024. The study is in itself… Continue reading →

JKUAT Students Shine at the Global Huawei ICT Competition

JKUAT Students Shine at the Global Huawei ICT Competition

JKUAT students won the first and second prizes in the network and computing tracks, respectively, in the just concluded Huawei Global ICT competition held on 23-26 May 2024. The five students—Luiz Kinyua, Wendy Njeri, James Murimi, Emmanuel Kipngeno, and Kenyatta Chacha, made an unforgettable impression on this year’s tournament by demonstrating their knowledge of the various tracks in which they participated in. Luiz Kinyua won first place in the network track, while Kenyatta, Wendy, James, and Emanuel finished second in the computing track. The competition tested the students’ theoretical knowledge and hands-on ICT abilities in… Continue reading →

IEET Conducts Training on Environmental Assessment and Audit

IEET Conducts Training on Environmental Assessment and Audit

JKUAT has maintained an active role in combating climate change by imparting professionals from a range of sectors with important skills and knowledge that will aid in environmental conservation and other key areas. Through the Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology (IEET), experts in various fields, underwent a five weeks post graduate short course training on Environmental, Social Impact Assessment and Audit (ESIA/EA). The training sought to build the capacity of participants in terms of concepts, information and best practices that would aid them in fulfilling their mandate in the Energy, Environment, and Occupational Safety… Continue reading →