Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology

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Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
Former names
Bondo Teachers College
EstablishedMay 11, 2009; 11 years ago (2009-05-11)
Vice-ChancellorProf. Stephen Agong’
Location, ,
WebsiteHomepage

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology(JOOUST), is a public university in Kenya.[1][2] It is named after independence leader and Kenya's first Vice-President Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, and father to 21st century politician Raila Odinga.[3][4]

Prof. Stephen G. Agong’, PHD, FAAS,[5] has been the Vice Chancellor of JOOUST since 2013.[6]

Location[edit]

It is located in the town of Bondo, in Siaya County in the western part of Kenya, approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi), by road, west of the city of Kisumu.[7][8] The geographical coordinates of the university's main campus are 0°05'38.0"S, 34°15'31.0"E (Latitude:-0.093889; Longitude:34.258611).[9]

Overview[edit]

JOOUST was founded in 2009, through a Legal Order, as Bondo University College, a constituent college of Maseno University.[10] In 2013, the law was repealed and the university received its own charter as an independent institution of higher education.[11][12]

Academics[edit]

As of February 2019, the university maintained the following academic units:[13]

Schools
  • School of Agricultural and Food Sciences[14]
  • School of Biological & Physical Sciences[15]
  • School of Business & Economics[16]
  • School of Education[17]
  • School of Engineering and Technology[18]
  • School of Health Sciences[19]
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences[20]
  • School of Informatics & Innovative Systems[21]
  • School of Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences[22]
  • School of Spatial Planning and Natural Resource Management[23]
Institutes
  • Institute of Cultural Heritage and Material Science[24]
  • East African Community Integration Institute[25]
Centers
  • Center for Research Innovation and Technology[26]
  • Centre for Gender Mainstreaming and Development[27]
  • Centre for Outreach and Extension Services[28]
  • Centre for E-Learning[29]
  • Africa Center of Excellence in Sustainable Use of Insects as Food and Feeds (INSEFOODS).[30]

Future plans[edit]

In February 2019, the Business Daily Africa reported that JOOUST in partnership with Siaya County Administration planned to establish a set up a constituent college named after former US president Barack Obama. The institution will focus on research in fisheries, agriculture and promote extension services for local farmers.[31]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Ochwada, Hannington (8 December 2011), "Odinga, Jaramogi Oginga", African American Studies Center, Oxford University Press, doi:10.1093/acref/9780195301731.013.49684, ISBN 978-0-19-530173-1
  3. ^ "History of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  4. ^ Daily Nation Staff (13 December 2018). "Jaramogi University: Why Uhuru and Raila deserve doctorate degree". Daily Nation. Nairobi. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Welcome to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Staff Profiles". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Location and Accessibility". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  8. ^ Globefeed.com (7 February 2019). "Distance between Kisumu, KEN and Jaramogi Odinga University of Science and Technology, Bondo, KEN". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  9. ^ Google (7 February 2019). "Location of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  10. ^ JOOUST (January 2019). "History of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology". Bondo, Kenya: Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST). Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  11. ^ Commission for University Education (31 January 2013). "Status of Universities: Universities Authorized to Operate in Kenya, 2013". Nairobi: Commission for University Education. Archived from the original (Archived from the original) on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  12. ^ "History of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  13. ^ JOOUST (7 February 2019). "The Schools of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology". Bondo, Kenya: Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST). Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  14. ^ "School of Agricultural and Food Sciences". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  15. ^ "School of Biological and Physical Sciences". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  16. ^ "School of Business and Economics". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  17. ^ "School of Education". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  18. ^ "School of Engineering and Technology". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  19. ^ "School of Health Sciences". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  20. ^ "School of Humanities and Social Sciences". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  21. ^ "School of Informatics and Innovative Systems". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  22. ^ "School of Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  23. ^ "School of Spatial Planning and Natural Resource Management". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  24. ^ "Institute of Cultural Heritage and Material Science". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  25. ^ "East African Community Integration Institute". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  26. ^ "Centre for Research Innovation and Technology". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  27. ^ "Centre for Gender Mainstreaming and Development". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  28. ^ "Centre for Outreach and Extension Services". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  29. ^ "Centre for E-Learning". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  30. ^ "Center of Excellence in Sustainable Use of Insects as Food and Feeds (INSEFOODS)". Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  31. ^ Ojina, Elizabeth (7 February 2019). "Siaya leaders plan new college named after Barack Obama". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 7 February 2019.

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Coordinates: 00°05′38″S 34°15′31″E / 0.09389°S 34.25861°E / -0.09389; 34.25861