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; 10 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. It is named after independence leader and Kenya's first Vice-President Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, and father to 21st century politician Raila Odinga.[1]

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.[2] The geographical coordinates of the university's main campus are 0°05'38.0"S, 34°15'31.0"E (Latitude:-0.093889; Lontude:34.258611).[3]

Overview[edit]

JOOUST was founded in 2009, through a Legal Order, as Bondo University College, a constituent college of Maseno University.[4] In 2013, the law was repealed and the university received its own charter as an independent institution of higher education.[5]

Academics[edit]

As of February 2019, the university maintained the following academic units:[6]

Schools
  • School of Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • School of Biological & Physical Sciences
  • School of Business& Economics
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Technology
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • School of Informatics & Innovative Systems
  • School of Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences
  • School of Spatial Planning and Natural Resource Management
Institutes
  • Institute of Cultural Heritage and Material Science
  • East African Community Integration Institute
Centers
  • Center for Research Innovation and Technology
  • Centre for Gender Mainstreaming and Development
  • Centre for Outreach and Extension Services
  • Centre for E-Learning
  • Africa Center of Excellence in Sustainable Use of Insects as Food and Feeds (INSEFOODS).

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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daily Nation Staff (13 December 2018). "Jaramogi University: Why Uhuru and Raila deserve doctorate degree". Daily Nation. Nairobi. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Google (7 February 2019). "Location of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Commission for University Education (31 January 2013). "Status of Universities: Universities Authorized to Operate in Kenya, 2013" (Archived from the original). Nairobi: Commission for University Education. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Ojina, Elizabeth (7 February 2019). "Siaya leaders plan new college named after Barack Obama". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 7 February 2019.

External links[edit]

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