JKUAT, MP Shah Hospital, Explore Varsity Health Services Revamp

JKUAT, MP Shah Hospital, Explore Varsity Health Services Revamp

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Ngumi held fruitful discussions with the Chairman of MP Shah Hospital, Dr. Manoj Shah on a collaboration arrangement that will culminate in the elevation of the JKUAT Hospital through equipment acquisition and the establishment of a world-class laboratory. The discussions also explored various opportunities JKUAT students stand to gain from the envisaged collaboration. Speaking during the meeting in the Council Boardroom at JKUAT, the Vice Chancellor, said, the university is keen to seek partnerships that will boost the quality of training through equipment upgrades and the development of infrastructure. Prof…. Continue reading →

ADAP Committee Presents Report on Student Alcohol and Substance Abuse

ADAP Committee Presents Report on Student Alcohol and Substance Abuse

In Kenya, as in many other nations throughout the world, alcohol and drug misuse are major public health issues. The Kenyan government has developed a variety of tactics and activities to address these challenges, acknowledging the negative impact they have on individuals, families, and communities. Young adults, particularly students, are disproportionately affected, increasing the likelihood of poor academic performance, taking longer to complete their studies, or dropping out of university. To address this issue, the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention (ADAP) committee convened a meeting with university management… Continue reading →

JHUB Africa Launches Initiative to Boost Kenya’s Tech Landscape

JHUB Africa Launches Initiative to Boost Kenya’s Tech Landscape

JHUB Africa, housed within the Department of Computing at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), has unveiled an educational initiative – “Rapid Tech Skills Training” to serve as a catalysts for driving progress and propelling Kenya towards technological advancement and global competitiveness. The program is spearheaded under the umbrella of Strengthening of Kenya’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (SKIES). The flagship project of SKIES and the Kenya Industry and Entrepreneurship Programme (KIEP) is supported by the World Bank and executed in collaboration with the State Department of Investment, Trade and Industry, and Spineberg-E4Impact JV,… Continue reading →

JKUAT and ICT Authority to drive Kenya’s digitalization

JKUAT and ICT Authority to drive Kenya’s digitalization

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and the ICT Authority have renewed intent to synergize their respective capabilities and jointly contribute to the Kenya’s digital transformation agenda. The two institutions have a long-standing partnership that has enabled them to successfully deliver signature government projects in the ICT space and beyond. Key among the collaborations include the successful implementation of the Digital Literacy Program, which saw JKUAT assemble and deploy over 350,000 devices in more than 7,000 public primary schools across 21 counties. The university has also collaborated with ICT Authority on digital skills training… Continue reading →

JKUAT Benefits from Sakura Science Exchange Program

JKUAT Benefits from Sakura Science Exchange Program

In a bid to merge African potential with Japanese scientific technology towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Utsunomiya University, Japan, embarked on a collaborative initiative known as the Sakura Science Program. According to the Project Coordinator, Ms. Naomi Chelimo from the Department of Horticulture and Food Security, the partnership that commenced in March 2021 has been marked by active engagement between the two institutions including 6 other universities from Africa. Under the theme, Programme for Developing Human Resource to Contribute to SDGs by Merging African Potential… Continue reading →

Equipping retirees with tools to navigate retirement phase 

Equipping retirees with tools to navigate retirement phase 

The University management through the Human Resource department organized a one-day empowerment workshop for staff who will be retiring in the next few years. The workshop drew a number of staff members who were given valuable guidance and advice on how to transition into retirement. The seminar whose topic was: Equipping retirees with important tools for the next stage of life, was held Thursday, April 4, 2024 and served as a platform for the participants to acquaint themselves with critical knowledge on a wide range of issues including financial management and personal planning. Retirement is… Continue reading →

Programme to Attract Young Women to STEM Unveiled

Programme to Attract Young Women to STEM Unveiled

The enduring perception, mostly stereotypical, that girls are not well adopted to pursue courses and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has stopped many girls from enrolling into STEM subjects. To unroll this practice, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has launched a strategic initiative designed to empower and woo young women enrolled in the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) system, guiding them toward Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. By actively engaging with the students and providing them with targeted support and career guidance, the university aims to instill balance in traditional… Continue reading →

JKUAT and WAP launch two-year study on animal welfare in Nyeri County

JKUAT and WAP launch two-year study on animal welfare in Nyeri County

Dr. Maina Ngotho of the Department of Animal Science at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is working with the World Animal Protection (WAP) on  a two-year field study in Nyeri County that seeks to address the growing concern of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) estimated to cause a million deaths of humans annually, according to the World Health Organization. This collaboration, funded by Open Philanthropy, aims to establish a comprehensive framework to address the growing concern of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), while simultaneously improving animal welfare standards. This strategy is expected to lead to the… Continue reading →

Universities Urged to Participate in the Development of Strong Leadership Policies

Universities Urged to Participate in the Development of Strong Leadership Policies

Higher education institutions have been called upon to conduct research into the development of robust governance norms that will streamline the country’s leadership structure. This, according to the experts, will be vital in providing necessary resilience and sustainability. This was revealed when JKUAT CBD Campus hosted a lecture for its staff and postgraduate students pursuing studies and research in the fields of governance and leadership on Thursday, March 28, 2024. The purpose of the discussion titled, “The Role of Robust Governance Systems in Supporting Leadership,” was to educate participants on the significance of putting in… Continue reading →

Prof. Kikuvi Elected Dean, School of Public Health

Prof. Kikuvi Elected Dean, School of Public Health

Prof. Gideon Kikuvi, an Associate Professor at the College of Health Sciences (COHES) has been elected the new Dean, School of Public Health for the next two years. Kikuvi was unanimously supported by the faculty as the sole candidate during the elections held Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Prof. Kikuvi is an astute leader who played a major role in laying a strong foundation for COHES having served in various leadership capacities at the then Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (ITROMID). He served as Deputy Director, ITROMID before serving as Acting Principal, COHES from… Continue reading →