Today marked the opening of the third JKUAT Tech Expo.The event organized by students creates a forum for them to interact with industry players as well as giving them a competitive edge aimed at supporting them to accomplish tasks beyond what they do in class.
The event themed ‘Harnessing technology and innovations to attain industrialization sustainable economic growth and food security’ was officially opened by the PS Ministry of Roads,S.M Kamau who urged the students to take advantage of the opportunity and to maximally network with the participants.
Speaking also during the event, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Mabel Imbuga expressed her delight with the event as it had incorporated other fields other than just ICT which has been the main agenda of the previous expos.
The exhibition attracted participants from University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University, Egerton University, Mombasa Polytechnic University College, Kenya Polytechnic University College,Kimathi University College,Meru University College and Multimedia University College.
The VC was also pleased with this year’s increased number of female students participating in the event.
”We have 18 female students participating in this forum, which is a mark of considerable improvement in terms of gender viewed from the previous year where only three female students participated”, she noted.
She however stated that the 20 per cent gender participation is still far below public policy requirements.