Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology joins Red Hat Academy

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology joins Red Hat Academy
On the image, from Left: Mr. Jomo Njenga (Assistant Lecturer IT dept.), Chris Mudler (Senior Solutions Architect, Red Hat), Prof. Robert Kinyua (Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs), Christopher Saul (Territory Sales Lead Red Hat East Africa), Mr. Francis Thiong'o (Assistant Lecturer IT dept), Ms. Jane Mugi (Senior Technologist IT dept), Dr. Michael Kimwele (Director School of Computing and Information Technology)

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), has announced that it has joined hands with Red Hat to create the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Red Hat Academy.

The Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web-managed education program that is designed to provide turnkey curriculum materials to academic institutions to start and sustain an open source and Linux curriculum program.

Tariq Fazal, director, global learning services at Red Hat said, “We’re pleased to have Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology join us in this growing Red Hat Academy Program. We work closely with a variety of educational institutions to help students learn about Red Hat technologies and solutions and establish in-demand open source skills.”

JKUAT’s mission is to offer accessible quality training, research, innovation and entrepreneurship in order to produce leaders in the fields of Agriculture, Engineering, Technology, Enterprise Development, Built Environment, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and other Applied Sciences to suit the needs of a dynamic world.

As a University of Technology, JKUAT has been keen and committed to establishing strategic University-industry collaborations, which are beneficial to her students, staff and the country at large.

The Red Hat Academy program is going to be implemented through integrating the Red Hat content into existing course units. 

Red Hat Academy turns academic institutions into centers for enterprise-ready talent by outfitting them with Red Hat training.

For more than a decade, The Red Hat Academy has supplied high schools and institutions of higher education worldwide that have the required technology and support environments, with hands-on instruction, curriculum, labs, performance-based testing, and instructor support.

Red Hat Academy’s web-based curriculum helps create competencies through hands-on, performance-based learning and testing.                                                          

By adhering to the Academy’s course offerings, JKUAT will help build a stronger ICT ecosystem through promoting ICT skills and capacity, thus helping students fill the gaps between theory and practice and master the required skills.

Additionally, this collaboration will allow JKUAT to continue delivering state of the art training and developing student talent with practical skills for the ICT industry and the community.

“We look forward to continued collaboration with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology as a member of Red Hat’s training and certification ecosystem,” concluded Fazal.