Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is a public university that is situated in Juja, 36 kilometres northeast of Nairobi, along the Nairobi-Thika SuperHighway, off Exit 15.[1][2] .It offers courses in Technology, Engineering, Science, Architecture and Building sciences. The university has a strong research interest in the areas of biotechnology and engineering. It's ranked the most preferred University in Kenya for three years in a row[3]. Notable alumni include Dr. Paul Chepkwony, the first Governor of Kericho County in Kenya and a former lecturer, Emma Miloyo, a prominent Kenyan architect and the first female President of the Architectural Association of Kenya, as well as Aden Duale, the current Leader of Majority in the 11th Kenyan Parliament among others.[4]

Coordinates: 1°05′43″S 37°00′53″E / 1.095148°S 37.014631°E / -1.095148; 37.014631

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Former names
Jomo Kenyatta University College of Agriculture and Technology.
Motto"Setting Trends in Higher Education, Research and Innovation."
TypePublic
Established1994
AffiliationJomo Kenyatta University Students' Association (JKUSA)
ChairmanProf. Paul Kanyari
ChancellorProf. Joseph Mathu Ndung’u
PresidentTitus Clinton Osoro
Vice-presidentSilvia Nyawira
Vice-ChancellorProf. Victoria Ngumi
DeanDr. Rev. Wakaba
Location
Juja
,
Kiambu County, Central Kenya
,
CampusMain Campus (Juja)
Westlands Campus – near Kianda School (Nairobi)
Karen Campus(Nairobi, Karen, Kenya
Kigali Campus (Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda)
Colours     Blue and      Green
Websitewww.jkuat.ac.ke
Jomo Kenyatta University Logo.jpg

History

The university was started in 1981 as Jomo Kenyatta College of Agriculture and Technology (JKCAT), a middle-level college by the government of Kenya with assistance from the Japanese government. Plans for the establishment of JKCAT started in 1977.[5] In early 1978, the Kenyan president, Jomo Kenyatta, donated 200 hectares of farmland for the establishment of the college. The first group of students were admitted on 4 May 1981. The new president Daniel Arap Moi formally opened JKUAT on 17 March 1982.[6]

The first graduation ceremony was held in April 1984 with diploma certificates presented to graduates in agricultural engineering, food technology and horticulture.[7] On 1 September 1988, Moi declared JKUAT a constituent College of Kenyatta University through a legal notice, under the Kenyatta University Act (CAP 210C).[8] The name of JKUAT officially changed to Jomo Kenyatta University College of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). It was finally established as a university through the JKUAT Act, 1994 and inaugurated on 7 December 1994.[9]

In June 2019, the university graduated 118 PhDs, of whom 89 were from the College of Human Resource Development. The Commission for University Education said it would investigate allegations that rules on supervisor–student ratios and peer review had been breached.[10]

Boards, Colleges, Faculties, Institutes, Schools and Campuses

 
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Main Campus Gate A in Juja Town

Jomo Kenyatta has the following campuses, schools, faculties, institutes and colleges:

Schools

  • School of Medicine (Main campus)
  • School of Computing and Information Technology
  • School of Architecture & Building Sciences
  • School of Civil, Environmental and Geospatial Engineering
  • School of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering
  • School of Law (based at the Karen Campus)
  • School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
  • School of Biosystems and Environmental Engineering (SoBEE) - Main Campus
  • School of Business

Institutes

  • Institute of Energy & Environment Technology
  • Institute for Biotechnology Research

Faculties, Campuses, Centres

  • Board of Postgraduate Studies
  • College of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • College of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences
  • College of Human Resource and Development
  • Main Campus — Juja
  • Karen Campus[11]
  • Westlands Campus(formerly Nairobi Campus)[12]
  • Kigali Campus — (Kigali, Rwanda)[13]
  • Nairobi CBD Centre[14]
  • Mombasa CBD Centre[15]
  • Nakuru CBD Centre[16]
  • Kisii CBD Centre[17]
  • Kitale CBD Centre[18]
  • Kisumu CBD Centre
  • Kakamega CBD Centre[19]
  • Eldoret CBD Centre[20]
  • Arusha Centre[21]

Accommodation and catering

The university offers accommodation to some of the students at subsidized rates. There are six students' hostels inside the school compound, of which three are occupied by males and three by females.Hall 3,Hall 5 and Hall six are occupied by males while Hall 1,2 and 4 are occupied by females.

There are three student dining cafeterias: the candle in the wind, main mess and the Hall six dining mess.The food prices are subsidized at the dining mess.Breakfast is served between 6.30-8.00am,Lunch 11am-2pm,Supper 5pm-8pm.

 
Lecture Theater JKUAT

Library

 
The Jomo Kenya University library.

The university has a library that has a seating capacity of 600 students and is stocked with 80,000 volumes. The library also offers other essential services like online services, reference, interlibrary loan, user education, orientation, online information services, photocopying, binding and repair.[22]

Regional institutions

In February 2010, JKUAT was selected as the host for the East and Central Africa regional institute of the Pan African University. The post-graduate Institute on Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation would be hosted at the Main Campus in Juja, with the first students admitted in September 2011.[23] The decision that Kenya would host the regional institute was made in July 2010 after a protracted dispute.[24] JKUAT hosts the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD).

Hosts Pan African University

The Chinese government agreed to support the development of infrastructure, classrooms, hostels and laboratories at JKUAT based Pan African University, Institute of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUIST), an initiative by the African Union. The agreement was signed on 25 April 2012 between Kenya's Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, represented by Bernard Malenga and JKUAT's vice-chancellor Mabel Imbuga, and an eight-person Chinese delegation led by Yin Youhua.[25]

Notable staff

References

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  1. ^ "Commission for University Education - Status Of Universities (Universities Authorized to Operate in Kenya) - Status Of Universities (Universities Authorized to Operate in Kenya)". www.cue.or.ke. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  2. ^ "History". JKUAT. 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  3. ^ www.jkuat.ac.ke https://www.jkuat.ac.ke/jkuat-retain-top-slot-for-the-third-year-running/. Retrieved 6 June 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology -". www.jkuat.ac.ke. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  5. ^ "History". JKUAT. 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  6. ^ "History". JKUAT. 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
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  8. ^ "History". JKUAT. 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  9. ^ "History". JKUAT. 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  10. ^ Nderitu, Francis (26 June 2019). "Exposed: Jkuat flouted PhD rules". Daily Nation. Retrieved 26 June 2019.; "JKUAT's 118 PhD degree awards to be investigated". Business Daily. 25 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Karen Campus". JKUAT. 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Welcome to Westlands Campus". Westlands Campus. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Kigali Campus". JKUAT. 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  14. ^ "JKUAT Nairobi CBD Campus - JKUAT NCBD Campus". JKUAT Nairobi CBD Campus. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  15. ^ "Mombasa CBD Centre -". Mombasa CBD Centre. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  16. ^ "Nakuru CBD Centre". JKUAT. 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  17. ^ "Kisii CBD Centre". JKUAT. 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  18. ^ "Kitale CBD Centre". JKUAT. 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  19. ^ "Kakamega CBD Centre". JKUAT. 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  20. ^ "Eldoret CBD Centre". JKUAT. 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  21. ^ "JKUAT Arusha Centre -". JKUAT Arusha Centre. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  22. ^ jkuat.ac.ke http://jkuat.ac.ke/departments/library/. Retrieved 24 May 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. ^ "JKUAT Selected To Host Pan African University's Science And Technology Theme". JKUAT. 22 February 2011. Archived from the original on 21 September 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  24. ^ Gilbert Nganga (13 November 2011). "KENYA: New audit of private universities announced". University World News. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  25. ^ "China to fund Pan African University Institute of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation". Jomo Kenyatta University. 26 April 2012. Archived from the original on 6 July 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  26. ^ http://www.jkuat.ac.ke/directorates/dipuil/patent-drafting-officer/

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