To enhance students’ learning experiences, Huawei has donated cutting-edge teaching materials to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The modern equipment included 86-inch screen, three (3) smart switches and ten (10) access points.
Speaking while receiving the equipment, Monday, October 2, 2023, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi, expressed her gratitude to Huawei saying the equipment will be instrumental in enhancing classroom experiences for students.
“I want to convey my gratitude to Huawei for all that you have done to the University. This equipment will bring work station experience to our students, while giving them a competitive edge,” said Prof. Ngumi.
The Vice Chancellor noted that in an era marked by constant innovation and technological progress, the new equipment will be a big boost to lecturers in their quest to adequately prepare students for a future that is increasingly digital and interconnected.
Prof. Ngumi urged students to grab opportunities provided by Huawei to join the institution’s ICT competitions and training programmes to give themselves a head-start in their careers.
“I urge you to borrow a leaf from JKUAT alumni who have passed through the Huawei training programmes and seize the opportunities presented to you. Join these programmes and compete because we are the very best in this field,” said Prof. Ngumi.
Huawei’s Head of Talent Ecosystem, Mr. Michael Kamau lauded JKUAT for being a strong pool of tech talent that the company has repeatedly tapped.
“JKUAT has been excelling in the tech space and that is why as Huawei has done a curricular embedding at University and with that more students can easily access Huawei certification at no extra costs,” said Mr. Kamau.
He stated that the new equipment will facilitate lecturers in their teaching efforts while giving students practical experiences.
Mr. Kamau urged students to enroll for the ongoing ICT competition in order to get an opportunity to test themselves against global competitors.
Also present during the reception of the equipment were; Director, School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT), Dr. Agnes Mindila, Chairperson, Department of Information Technology at SCIT, Mr. Francis Thiong’o and JKUAT’s Huawei Certified Instructors Mr Phillip Oyier and Mr. Jonathan Mwai, among others.