Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) is a centre of excellence in training, research and community outreach services offering practical and market-oriented courses. It is a public university and is named after independence leader and Kenya's first Vice-President Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.
The University is a premier institution of higher learning offering relevant and quality market-driven academic programmes for steering Socio-economic development. The University is strategically located at the quiet serene beaches of Lake Victoria and focuses on the development of Kenya’s cultural heritage through the utilization of the vast natural resources for academic advancement and research purposes premised on improving the socio-economic status of communities.
The University programmes are tailored towards providing students with the relevant competencies, skills, knowledge and integrated understanding of different fields. To contribute to the realization of a knowledge-based economy as espoused in the Kenya Vision 2030, the University programmes are anchored on the pillars of scientific research, innovation, collaboration with the industry and technology transfer.
Vision: The beacon in training, research and sustainable development.
Mission: To provide quality university education that nurtures creativity and innovation through integrated training, research and community outreach.
Motto: Oasis of Knowledge
JOOUST Core Values
Training: The University offers market and society-driven academic programmes aimed at producing innovative, practical oriented and job creating graduates at all levels.
Research: The University has created a conducive environment for undertaking high quality, innovative, relevant, discovery based and demand -driven research premised on societal needs.
Outreach Services: The University identifies with the community and participates in activities geared towards improvement of their livelihoods.
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) is situated Bondo Town within Siaya County on Bondo Usenge Road
The Ministry of Education (MOE) recognizes JOOUST as a science and technology institution. This recognition is based on the University’s strategic objectives, its administrative structures as well as physical facilities. Based on this, the University has identified the potential areas to develop as its niche. These include agriculture, food and nutrition security, freshwater sciences, engineering, and renewable energy.
The University has established relevant Schools to address specific disciplines of agriculture and food sciences, engineering and technology, spatial planning and natural resource development, health sciences among others. Through these schools, the University is spearheading the development of its niche in Food Security.
To augment its research and training capacity, the University has established the Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Sustainable Use of Insect as Food and Feeds (INSEFOODS). This Centre is one of the twenty-four (24) East and Central Africa Regional Centers that are currently funded by the World Bank to build capacity for the region in various disciplines. The overall objective of INSEFOODS is to address challenges of sustainable food security using insects as human food and animal feed. This is done through training, infrastructure development and conducting research and extension services for local communities. In addition, the Centre aims to build sustainable local, regional and international partnerships and networks for research in the relevant area of food security. Generally, the programs under the School and at INSEFOODS address the UN Sustainable Development Goals, African Union Agenda 2063 and the Social and Economic Pillars under the Kenyan Vision 2030.
The University has also established the Directorate of Lacustrine and Blue Ocean Economy Studies and Pii Global Institute. The University plans to conduct research, innovation, develop training and outreach programs taking comparative advantage of being located in the Lake Victoria Basin. Research activities and commercial interests of the University will be more focused in Lake Victoria resources through lacustrine economy.
The University's Main Campus is situated in the town of Bondo, in the western part of Kenya, approximately 65 kilometers, west of the city of Kisumu and 2 Kilometers from the center of Bondo town along Bondo-Usenge Road within Siaya County, Kenya. JOOUST is strategically located near Lake Victoria, the World’s second-largest freshwater lake; an endowment that bestows upon the University the fairly exclusive serene environment with a high potential for studies in freshwater science and natural resource management.
The location of the University is not only friendly for the pursuit of academic excellence and scholarship but also suitable for high prolific research undertakings as well as community outreach and innovation.
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) was founded in 2009, through a Legal Order No. 56 of 11th May 2009, as Bondo University College, established by the Government of Kenya as the then Constituent College of Maseno University. The University was granted a Charter on 13th February 2013 thus gaining a new name as Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. The University College started with a small number of 200 students but has since grown its student’s body to 13,265 as of the beginning of 2019.
The location of the University College is not only friendly for the pursuit of academic excellence and scholarship but also suitable for the high profile research undertaking as well as community outreach.
Bondo University College intends to be a centre of excellence in training, research and community outreach services offering practical and market-oriented courses.
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