An American successful businessman who lived between 1896 and 1981 once said, “If you want to see the sunshine you must weather the storm.” This came true for JKUAT students in various courses and years of study when normal academic face to face activities resumed on 4th January 2021 that was rolled out in faces following government directive for normal learning to resume after a 9 months interruption by COVID-19 pandemic. After weathering the storm of COVID-19, the students are now back and ready to take on the academic year 2020/2021 to enable them see their academic sunshine by completing their required academic obligation so as to graduate upon completing their courses.
Among the face to face learning that resumed includes regular Internal Attachment for second year students in the College of Engineering which began in earnest on Monday 1st February 2021 at the Engineering Workshops and iPIC Laboratories. The internal practical attachment is aimed at according students opportunity to interact with various machines and equipment that form basis of Engineering practical work being part of learning as well as preparing the students on how to practically undertake their Engineering carriers.
The Engineering Workshops will therefore be a busy place for the next 16 weeks where students will be inducted with safety precaution and expected conduct during the attachment period before being taught on the operation of the various machines/equipment and later being given not only the opportunity to operate the machines/equipment but also tasks to do so as to asses their understanding of the skills taught. At the end of the Attachment, it is expected that all students under attachment will have visited all the 10 shops within the Engineering Workshops and the laboratories at iPIC.
With the University Management keen and strict on ensuring that all Ministry of Health COVID-19 protocols are adhered to, the Engineering Workshops has ensured and will continually ensure that all requirement are met which include: Providing handwashing points, ensuring that wearing of face masks is adhered to by students and staff, keeping of social distance during all attachment activities and use of hand sanitizer.