Council vouches to improve Varsity infrastructure

Dr. Aukot plants a tree at the Westalnds campus to mark Council’s tour of the facility

JKUAT Council has pledged its commitment to prioritize the University’s infrastructural development as a sure way of enhancing efficiency and service delivery to the general public.

Addressing University staff when he visited the University’s campuses in Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD), Westlands Campus, and Karen Campus respectively, September 12, 2013, the Chair of the Council Dr. Ekuru Aukot noted that his Council was determined to ensure that the University became an academic signature that stood out in the region and beyond especially in its core fields of Engineering and Technology.

Already, he pointed out, the Council had scheduled a special meeting that would analyze and discuss all infrastructural designs and plans as its top agenda in order to meet the most immediate demands by the various centres and campuses spread across the country and beyond.

Efficiency in affiliated centres and campuses, he noted, was only possible if such were facilitated adequately. He disclosed that all JKUAT centre’s and campuses would soon be provided with fully branded vehicles for ease of their students and administrative mobility.

Dr. Aukot reminded all University staff that his Council had adopted an open door policy that allowed any member to open up freely and share their concerns without any fear of victimization.

During the visit, the University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga commended the role played by the campuses and centres for making education easily available and convenient to those that worked in the city and were unable to travel to the main campus in Juja.

The visit was part of the new Council’s familiarization tour meant to make them understand the University’s resources, as well as interacting with staff members.

From Left: Amb. Loyatum, Prof. Imbuga, Dr. Aukot and Ngugi follow a presentation by Dr. Florence Maina, Director Nairobi CBD Campus

The Council has so far visited Mombasa CBD Campus, Nakuru, Kisii, Kitale, Kakamega, Kisumu and Arusha, Tanzania campuses, respectively.

Other members of the Council present included Ms. Bertha Dena, Ambassador Stephen Loyatum and Mrs. Diana Mambo.

Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs flanked by other senior members of the University management were part of the entourage.

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