Dr. Ngugi Bags Science Leadership Programme

Dr. Ngugi Bags Science Leadership Programme

Dr. Caroline Ngugi, Chairperson, Department of Medical Microbiology, in the College of Health Sciences, JKUAT has been selected as a fellow of the prestigious Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP). She was picked amongst the 25 successful fellows from a pool of 1300 applicants within the continent. ASLP is an initiative of the University of Pretoria and the Global Young Academy, with the support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The initiative aims to grow mid-career African academics in the areas of thought leadership, team management and research development. The programme enables the fellows to contribute to the development… Continue reading →

Medical Students Benefit from PPEs Support

Medical Students Benefit from PPEs Support

Equity Group Foundation has donated over 10,000 personal protective equipment (PPEs) to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology final year medicine students who are undertaking their clinical classes. While presenting the donations to JKUAT, Equity Juja, Branch Manager, Ms. Lucy Munyaka said the donations is part of the Foundation’s initiative to distribute PPEs to public hospitals across all 47 counties in Kenya including all final year medical and dental students from the eleven universities offering medical and dental programmes. “This is part of the Equity Group Foundation’s sustained efforts to protect medics, including medical… Continue reading →

Towards Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship in Rural Kenya

Towards Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship in Rural Kenya

Lying somewhere between the Loita/Ngurman hills and the Maasai Mara National Reserve, is the remote but mesmerizing, idyllic and serene Olderkesi location in Narok West sub-county, approximately 100 kilometers from Narok town. At slightly over 20 kilometers from the closest powered small town of Naikarra, Olderkesi shopping Centre is completely off the national grid, and the hospitable Maasai community that call this place home have no sustainable access to electricity. This called for a feasibility study visit by a multi-disciplinary team from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the Kenya Rural Electrification… Continue reading →

Students Urged to Join Clubs and Societies for Personal Growth

Students Urged to Join Clubs and Societies for Personal Growth

From meeting new people to gaining administrative, creative and leadership experience, joining student clubs and societies can set you on the path of success. During the Clubs and Society Awareness Day held at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, urged students to grab opportunities available in the clubs and societies to enrich their experiences and improve their professional skills, which employers seriously value and can help secure exciting opportunities later in life. She further urged new students to be proactive in extra-curricular… Continue reading →

JKUAT Participates at the Premier Virtual Foodtec Global Expo

JKUAT Participates at the Premier Virtual Foodtec Global Expo

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is among the key participants at the Virtual Foodtec Global Expo. The expo which is premised on food security is being held virtually due to COVID-19, running from November 23-29, 2020. Apart from the exhibitions, the virtual week-long expo will have webinars from experienced food and technology experts tackling issues such as policies impacting food and agriculture, global trends with a focus on food trends in Africa, efficient and effective collaboration driving the food market and how farmers can drive markets and value chains for food. The… Continue reading →

New Council Chair Pledges Support to Varsity Management

New Council Chair Pledges Support to Varsity Management

The recently appointed Chair of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Council, Amb. Mahboub Maalim has pledged to give the university management total support as it runs the affairs of the institution. Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor Prof Victoria Wambui Ngumi during his maiden visit to the University Thursday, November 19, 2020, Amb. Mahboub said his role and that of the council was to facilitate the Vice Chancellor’s work so that she can run the institution smoothly. “We are here to support and guide you on… Continue reading →

Varsity Introduces Training for Potential Snail farmers and Investors

Varsity Introduces Training for Potential Snail farmers and Investors

JKUAT has introduced short training courses for famers who are interested in venturing into a new type of occupation – snail farming. The first batch of trainees to join the lucrative venture with uncountable benefits, will commence their three day training session November 25-27, 2020. The training for potential snail farmers and investors, organized under the Bio Snail Project will be held at the University’s Main campus, Juja. According to Dr. Paul Kinoti, the expert behind the training, Bio snail farming has a myriad of benefits to farmers. It is a venture that has a… Continue reading →

Senator Calls for Responsive Education to Country’s Needs

Senator Calls for Responsive Education to Country’s Needs

Nominated Senator, Isaac Mwaura, has called on institutions of higher learning to offer productive education that is relevant to the needs of the Country’s economy. This, he said, can be achieved by harnessing knowledge and skills that promote economic development. The Senator made the remarks when he paid a courtesy call on Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, Monday, November 16, 2020. While lauding JKUAT for successful assembling digital devices for the implementation of the Digital Learning Programme, and the sixth national Census, Senator Mwaura said universities needed to find their niche and be centres… Continue reading →

Bishop Yego Takes over as JKUAT Ombudsman

Bishop Yego Takes over as JKUAT Ombudsman

Long-serving African Inland Church (AIC) Bishop Silas Yego is now Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Ombudsman. The Bishop, who retired in December 2019, was AIC Kenya presiding Bishop for 18 years and served in the church for close to half a century (48 years). Taking over from the former Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Rev. Dr. Benjamin Nzimbi, Bishop Yego’s obligations at the institution will include providing advisory services to the University community on best conflict resolution mechanisms. He will also ensure complaints and grievances against the institution or its staff… Continue reading →

Varsity’s Online Learning Comply with CUE Requirements-Study

Varsity’s Online Learning Comply with CUE Requirements-Study

As universities slowly revert to face-to-face learning, a study carried out by researchers at JKUAT on the University’s online studies revealed that most students fulfilled the directive by the Commission for University Education (CUE) of attending 75% of online lectures as required. The findings of the study whose aim was to establish if online learning during the new normal was delivering expected results were presented to staff and students of the School of Pharmacy (SOPHAM) during an online session on November 9, 2020. The study that used the schools’ 147 students as a sample size… Continue reading →