Ministry Demystifies Land Title Conversion to University Community

Ministry Demystifies Land Title Conversion to University Community

Land is not only the most important factor of production but also a very emotive issue in Kenya, and Africa as a whole. It doesn’t help that for decades since Kenya’s independence, there have been multiple set of laws regulating land registration and ownership. From the Indian Transfer of Property Act, 1882, the Government Lands Act (Cap. 280), the Registration of Titles Act (Cap. 281), the Land Titles Act (Cap. 282) to the Registered Land Act (Cap. 300), each of these laws created their own registers which made land registration both complex and susceptible to… Continue reading →

Physio, Occupational Therapy Students Trained on Clubfoot Treatment

Physio, Occupational Therapy Students Trained on Clubfoot Treatment

JKUAT’s Department of Physiotherapy in conjunction with the Clubfoot Care for Kenya (CCK) convened a workshop Wednesday, July 6, 2021 in a bid to equip over 40 physiotherapy and occupational therapy students with the requisite skills in clubfoot correction. The participants were taken through the importance of early club-foot detection, how to identify the type of club-foot and how to effectively treat it using the ponseti method which is recognized as the best treatment. Children with disabilities are one of the most marginalized and excluded groups in society with around one in 806 children born… Continue reading →

HIV Prevalence in Women is Higher than that of Men – Don’s Report

According to a survey dubbed Kenya Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (KENPHIA) done by National Aids and STI Control Programme (NASCOP), Kenya has the fifth-largest number of persons living with HIV (Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus) in the world. HIV continues to be a leading cause of adult morbidity and mortality. From the research, Kenya has 36,000 annual HIV infections among adults who are between the ages of 15 – 64 years which is 0.14% of the population and 139,000 children which is 0.7%. Currently, HIV prevalence stands at 4.9%, and according to KENPHIA, the prevalence of HIV… Continue reading →

Varsity Welcomes Scholar Aiming to Revolutionize Africa’s Manufacturing

Varsity Welcomes Scholar Aiming to Revolutionize Africa’s Manufacturing

Hailing from Palapye, somewhere halfway between Francistown and Gaborone, Botswana, Mr. Joseph Morake is a man on a mission; to revolutionize Africa’s manufacturing space through laser technology. Kicking off his Master of Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), the Motswana is the first recipient of the Education for Laser-Based Manufacturing project scholarship posted to the University. The European Union-funded Education for Laser-Based Manufacturing (ELbM) project is a consortium of academic and industrial institutions formed in response to the shortage of qualified teaching and research faculty in manufacturing… Continue reading →

EU Funded Food Fortification Programme Undertakes Industry Surveillance

EU Funded Food Fortification Programme Undertakes Industry Surveillance

To strengthen the regulatory monitoring of compliance to food fortification standards and regulation, the European Union Funded Food Fortification Programme domiciled at JKUAT carried out a country-wide industry surveillance exercise. The two-week exercise that commenced on July 12, 2021 targeting over 150 maize and wheat millers sought to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the fortification process while determining the key problems or challenges encountered in implementing the mandatory fortification of maize and wheat flour. This was a follow up of a market surveillance study conducted in March 2020 where the results showed low compliance… Continue reading →

Consortium Seeks to Boost Digital Learning in Kenyan Universities

Consortium Seeks to Boost Digital Learning in Kenyan Universities

The disruptive nature of Covid-19 pandemic is a threat to affordable, accessible and quality higher education, three factors that are vital for Kenya to achieve sustainable development.  It is against this backdrop that a survey was conducted in June 2021 on digital learning to identify issues that could impede this trajectory. The survey conducted in eleven local universities revealed that most institutions have very low capacities to hold virtual laboratory sessions and examinations, inadequate internet bandwidth in remote areas, and lack of gadgets by staff and students thus necessitating urgent solutions. This is so because… Continue reading →

Council to Support the Development of Sporting Activities

Council to Support the Development of Sporting Activities

The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Council led by the Chairman, Amb. Mahboub Maalim, has pledged to keep track of sports development in the University in bid to promote a holistic teaching and learning experience among the students. To foster this, Amb. Maalim said, the University will closely monitor and support sporting activities at JKUAT to ensure students get the full academic experience while also having a platform to discover and hone their talents. The Chairman of Council acknowledged the JKUAT football team for their elevation and participation in the Kenya Division Two… Continue reading →

Varsity Handball Teams Cruise to Victory in National Tournament

Varsity Handball Teams Cruise to Victory in National Tournament

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology handball teams made light work of their opponents in the Kenya National Federation Tournament to clinch a thrilling double victory in the men and female categories in Malindi. The teams, commonly known as Tigers and Tigress respectively, maintained their hot streak which saw them lift another cup double a week prior to the Malindi tournament in a competition hosted by Machakos University. During the University’s Kenya National Federation Tournament opening fixture held on Saturday, July 17, 2021, both the Tigers and the Tigress delivered their statement of intent… Continue reading →

Students Equipped with Relevant Skills for the Job Market

Students Equipped with Relevant Skills for the Job Market

Higher learning institutions are churning out graduates who are not adequately prepared for the rigors of the work environment as they lack skills for a smooth transition to their respective professional careers. Human Resource experts have therefore revealed the need to equip students with the requisite soft skills in a move that will not only ensure they are employable and become successful in the competitive job market. This was reported during the Afrika Transition Hub Human Resource (HR) Month Employability workshop at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), in a bid to provide… Continue reading →

Varsity Pledge to Nurture Sporting Talents Among Staff and Students

Varsity Pledge to Nurture Sporting Talents Among Staff and Students

In a bid to deliver positive educational outcomes, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has designed and effectively implemented the integration of sporting and physical activities into the routines of both staff and students. This was disclosed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Robert Kinyua when he graced the JKUAT Inter-School Soccer League Champions luncheon hosted by the University on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. While pledging to continue nurturing outstanding talents in the University, Prof. Kinyua said staff and students participation in sporting and physical activities contributed to better academic achievements and educational aspirations. Prof. Kinyua urged the… Continue reading →