TU-K to Benefit from a Safaricom Sponsored Innovation Laboratory Worth Ksh. 225 Million
The dream of the Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) becoming the “MIT” of Africa is nearer than earlier imagined. Safaricom Ltd will sponsor the innovation laboratory dubbed “TechAvenue” which will be used by engineering students at TU-K, to a tune of 2.5 Million dollars, the equivalent of Ksh. 225 million at current exchange rates. The money will be inform of equipment to be purchased and installed by Safaricom Ltd. This was recently revealed by Mr. Bob Collymore, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Safaricom Ltd... Full story on TU-K to Benefit from a Safaricom Sponsored Innovation Laboratory Worth Ksh. 225 Million
Samsung's Engineering Academy Expands to TU-K
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE In a move geared towards improving the level of skill-sets in the country’s engineering sector, Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) and Samsung Electronics East Africa have partnered to launch an electronics engineering academy. The academy would equip students with hands-on skills in the repair and maintenance of air conditioning and refrigeration units. During the launch, Industrialization Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed lauded Samsung’s efforts in actively... Full story on Samsung's Engineering Academy Expands to TU-K
TU-K Library Goes Digital
Installation of new access control system   TU-K has installed a new bio-metric system with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. This ranks the institution among the few universities which have acquired the latest technology used in library security systems to control access. The machine restricts entry into the library to only registered users. The thumb prints are uploaded into the system for confirmation purposes. While launching the facility, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Francis Aduol said that... Full story on TU-K Library Goes Digital
Technical and Vocational Training are Vital - By Dr. Aron Datta. Published on The Daily Nation on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
On June 10, you published a thought-provoking article by a Mr Wilson Mutuma in which he argued that the country needs to focus more on tertiary education to get the skilled manpower required to fulfill the objectives of Vision 2030. According to the blueprint, “the economic, social and political pillars are anchored on science, technology and innovation”. But contrary to the premise on which Mr Mutuma makes his arguments, even in the past, several international agencies have been working on developing... Full story on Technical and Vocational Training are Vital - By Dr. Aron Datta. Published on The Daily Nation on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Kenya Government Appoints TU-K Don to be the TVETA Chairman
In a special Kenya Gazzette notice dated 9th May 2014, the Kenya Government has appointed Prof.Wilson O.Ogola as the first chairman of the Technical Vocational education and Training Authority (TVETA) Board in the history of the independent Kenya. Until his appointment, Prof.Wilson O.Ogola (Pictured) has been the Director of University/Industry Partnerships under the Division of technology, Innovations and Partnerships. He is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. He is taking to TVETA,... Full story on Kenya Government Appoints TU-K Don to be the TVETA Chairman