Embrace Entrepreneurship: Scholar Urges Universities

Embrace Entrepreneurship: Scholar Urges Universities

African Universities have the potential to pull the continent out of poverty but only if they transformed their traditional approach to teaching and research, and embrace modern entrepreneurial practices crucial in fostering economic development. In a public lecturer at JKUAT, Wednesday June 20, 2012, renowned Harvard based Kenyan scholar, Prof. Calestous Juma, was of the view that the challenges facing the continent require universities to be central actors in strengthening global competitiveness of African economies. “To achieve this, African universities need to adopt new thinking, different from the first generation universities’. The don further told… Continue reading →

Rice Research Project gain Momentum

Rice Research Project gain Momentum

Hopes to increase rice production to promote food security in Kenya are brighter following a promising study initiated by the University three years ago. The study has led researchers at JKUAT to develop high yielding and disease resistant varieties of the cereal that is now gaining importance as a major food crop in the country. The multidisciplinary research project that has brought together researchers from different disciplines mainly from the Departments of Food Science, Horticulture, Botany, and Biomechanical and Environmental engineering has since attracted new local and international collaborators including  National Irrigation Board, National Council… Continue reading →

A don’s rare encounter

A don’s rare encounter

Prof. Ward Mavura (shaking hands), Director JKUAT Arusha campus joined Tanzania top government officials at Kilimanjaro International Airport, April 2012, to welcome Kenya’s Head of state, H. E Mwai Kibaki on arrival in Arusha, Tanzania to attend the 10th Extraordinary Summit for East Africa Heads of State. The Arusha campus, an initiative of JKUAT in response to demands for its academic programmes opened its doors to pioneering students mainly from the East Africa country of Tanzania in July 2011. Operating under a provisional registration granted by Tanzania Commission for Universities, the campus has gained popularity… Continue reading →

Huawei Chief Compliments Varsity ICT Advances

Huawei Chief Compliments Varsity ICT Advances

The Managing Director, Huawei Enterprises Business Group (Kenya) Mr. Jason Lin Ming has encouraged students and staff to embrace new technologies in order to improve service delivery. Speaking during the implementation of a total of eight policies developed to guide JKUAT Information and Communication Technology functions, he said that his company that specialized in telecommunication technologies was willing to support JKUAT in its agenda to promote the ICT sector in Kenya and the East African region. The MD said, the multinational, Huawei company  with its origin in China had a lot to share with JKUAT… Continue reading →

Embrace Globalism in Your Research, Graduate Students Urged

Embrace Globalism in Your Research, Graduate Students Urged

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Prof. Romanus Odhiambo has challenged post graduate students to embrace research and new knowledge to positively impact their respective professions. Addressing participants of a workshop on Insider Guide to Getting Published, the scholar equally urged the students to come up with quality and professional research papers that can be published in globally reputable journals. “It is now a requirement for our masters and PhD students to have an additional publication in a Refereed Journal besides the central thesis publication”, said Prof. Odhiambo, adding that the university is keen on… Continue reading →

Annual Gender and Disability Week Concludes Successfully

Annual Gender and Disability Week Concludes Successfully

The third JKUAT Annual Gender and Disability week was successfully concluded on Friday June 8, 2012 with an address by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga. The event, themed Gender and Disability mainstreaming, was organized by the Directorate of gender to sensitize the JKUAT community on the gender and disability concerns like discrimination and stigmatization. The event marked with thematic performances involving differentially disabled students was punctuated with inspirational speeches to the physically challenged and updates on the progress of the university in mainstreaming gender and disability. In her address, the Vice Chancellor underscored the… Continue reading →

Law students receive accolades at Hague based International Criminal Court

Law students receive accolades at Hague based International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) arched in the memory of Kenyans as the court of justice paid homage to five young law scholars from JKUAT, not for trial, but for a noble course; to participate in the Criminal Law Moot Court Competition. The competition took place on April 2012 and attracted 26 universities from 20 countries spread across the world, where JKUAT and University of Nairobi were the only participating universities from Africa. The JKUAT team showed an exemplary grasp of legal finesse despite the fact that it is the youngest kid on the legal… Continue reading →

Pioneer Marine Engineering Students Complete Cadet Training

Pioneer Marine Engineering Students Complete Cadet Training

The first group of JKUAT Marine Engineering students has successfully completed its month long cadet training at the National Youth Service (NYS) College in Gilgil.  The training is part of the requirement under the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping (STCW). It aims to equip Marine Engineering students, world over, with competence in personal survival techniques, personal safety, fire prevention, fire fighting and life skills before they can go to the sea. JKUAT graduates will undertake these proficiency courses to be certified by Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) as mandated by the… Continue reading →

ISO Recertification Audit Kicks Off

ISO Recertification Audit Kicks Off

A team of four auditors from the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) are in JKUAT to conduct ISO audit intended to evaluate the University adherence to the Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2008). The team led by KEBS official Irene Njine that is carrying out a re-certification audit commenced their tasks at the Juja main campus Wednesday, May 23, 2012. The auditors were received at a brief ceremony attended by Deputy vice chancellors, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, Prof. Francis Njeru and Prof. Esther Kahangi. The re-certification audit marks the end of three year cycle following JKUAT initial… Continue reading →

University acquires new vehicles

University acquires new vehicles

The transport situation at JKUAT has received considerable boost following Management decision to acquire four brand new vehicles. The vehicles; two saloon cars, Volkswagen and  Toyota,  a  Toyota Pick-up and a 33 seater university bus were received and commissioned by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga on Thursday May 17, 2012. Together with the Vice Chancellor to receive the vehicles valued at Kshs. 14.4 million were the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic Affairs Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research Production and Extension Prof. Esther Kahangi, and Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, Planning and Development Prof…. Continue reading →