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Welcome to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology

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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.

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.

Prof. Stephen G. Agong’, PHD, FAAS - Vice Chancellor


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The Ministry of Education through the CS Amb Dr. Amina Mohammed EGH, CAV, has re- appointed the University top brass for a second term in office.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Agong' has been confirmed for his second term in office.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Prof. Joseph Bosire and the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Outreach, Prof. Benson Estambale's terms were also renewed. During the appointment Prof. Francis Ang'awa who was the Acting. Principal Kisumu Campus was also appointed the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Planning, Administration and Finance.

The University congratulates them on their new appointments and wish them all the best as they move JOOUST to greater heights.

Schools elect Deans in peaceful elections

The dons of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology have peacefully elected their School Heads in a peaceful election process conducted at the University’s Assembly Hall today 13th July, 2018.

The election that attracted 100% voter turnout drawn from ten schools that is School of Agriculture and Food Science, School of Informatics and Innovative Systems, School of Engineering and Technology, School of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Education, School of Spatial Planning and Natural Resource Management, School Business and Economics, School of Humanities and Social Science and School of Biological and Physical Sciences, had 16 out of 18 candidates who had shown interests in becoming deans of the above mentioned various schools fight for those positions.

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JOOUST Council holds Senior Staff Engagement Luncheon

JOOUST Council welcomed the University’s management organs led by the University Management Board, Senate, Committee of Deans of Schools and the various Heads of Departments to a luncheon meeting at the University’s hospitality grounds.

The strategic luncheon meeting held just at the beginning of the financial year 2018/2019 was hailed as of great benefit to the University as the University heads sat to bring their heads together for the smooth running of the University.

While saluting the staff during the luncheon meeting, the Council Chairman Dr. Walter Ongeti congratulated the university staff for a job well done in the past financial year and encouraged the staff to upscale their performance in this financial year. The chairman promised the council’s commitment on acting requests that would improve performance for a better University. Dr. Ongeti however challenged the staff to be ready for performance contracting that they must defend through their hard work.

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“Keep Off Alcohol and Drug Abuse” Staff told

The staff of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology has been taken through a sensitization workshop on Anti Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Prof.  Washington Olima, the DVC Planning Administration and Finance who was the chief guest for the occasion acknowledged that alcohol and drug abuse is a serious problem that needs immediate attention. Prof. Olima has challenged the staff to embrace alternative ways of controlling alcohol intake and drug abuse as advised by the specialists. He also advised that we need to be quick in reinstating colleagues who may be affected or infected by drugs.

While giving her opening remarks at the beginning of the workshop, the Registrar in charge of Planning and Administration CS Rosemary Ngesa said alcohol and drug abuse is the common enemy in our society and the country at large and should be fought tirelessly. She added that it should be kept away from our workplaces if we must have a stable human resource that would ensure high productivity.

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Varsity Partners with County Government in an Annual Event

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) in collaboration with the County Government of Siaya and other stakeholders successfully conducted Got Ramogi Annual Festival at the feet of the famous Ramogi Hill at Imbo-Usenge in Siaya County.

The festival with a theme stating “Duog Uru Dala Nyikwa Ramogi Ajwang’” translated as come back home Grandchildren of Ramogi Ajwang’ , kicked off on a high note with a Symposium at the university’s hall, focusing on Cultural Heritage  for Socio-Economic Transformation. Speaking at the official opening of the Symposium, the chief guest who is the High Commission of the United Republic of Tanzania Dr. Pindi Chana said that culture is a uniting factor that brings people together for a purpose.  Giving an example of Swahili language as a culture in Tanzania, Dr. Pindi said the United Republic of Tanzania has been united since the times of the founding President Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere and that unity has been the source of their economic stability.

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JOOUST to represent Kenya in ENACTUS World Cup

JaramogiOgingaOdinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) emerged top during this year’s Enactus Kenya National Expositionand was announced the 2018 National Champion. This was held in Pride Inn Hotel Nairobi on the 8th of June 2018, hosting 33 Universities both in the private and public sectors. JOOUST Entrepreneurial Action for us All (Enactus) project Panda Kenya, stood out as the most creative and impactful community oriented project. The team will proceed to represent Kenya in San Jose in the USA for the Enactus World Cup from 9th-11th October, 2018.

The Panda Kenya project aimed at supporting current government efforts to increase forest cover in Kenya, improve on community livelihood and food security. Its implementation took two phases; First, to rehabilitate land and forests towards increased farm productivity; and secondly to provide the community with a renewable source of energy in offsetting charcoal burning by production and use of water hyacinth briquettes.

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All students are informed as follows:

  1. That Senate has approved the December 2017 exam results. Subsequently the results have been released in the website.
  2. Please access your results from the JOOUST website by logging into your respective schools.
  3. Students who have Resits shall be advised on the next course of action.
  4. Those who whose names appear in the Deferred List should consult with their respective schools for advice.

Thank you.


Dr Walter Akuno, PhD

Registrar Academic Affairs

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Kindly check your results from the University website Those with retakes should collect the RETAKE LETTERS from the Registrar, Academic Affairs on or before 28/09/2017.
Note that students with RETAKES shall not proceed to the next year of study.

  1. RETAKE – Kshs. 6,800/- per unit
  2. RESIT – Kshs. 300/- per unit

Students with RETAKES who proceed to the next year of study against this advice shall face serious disciplinary measures.

Dr. Walter Akuno

Latest Researches and Projects

S/N Project Title Principal Investigator Funding Organization
The Ground water 2013: Sustaining Groundwater safety in Peri-urban areas Dr. Lorna Grace Okotto Natural Environment Research Council; Economic & Social Research Council and DFID
2 Retention and Sustainability of Community Health Workers in Improving Community Case Management of Malaria Prof. Yaw Afrane World Health Organization
3 Enhancing Production, Value Addition and Marketing of Indigenous Vegetables (cowpea, spider plant, nightshades, amaranth, pumkin), French Beans and Mushrooms among Smallholders Farmers in Kenya. Dr. Darius AndikaOtiato KAPAP Competitive Grant System (KAPAP-CGS)
4 Improving Livelihoods among Small scale farmers in East Africa through improved Horticulture Production Dr. Darius AndikaOtiato German Government
5 Wealth creation and climate change mitigation through AIVS production in Western Kenya among small scale farmers Dr. Darius AndikaOtiato National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
6 Early Warning Systems for Improved Human Health and Resilience to Climate-sensitive Vector-borne Diseases in Kenya Prof. Benson Estambale World Health Organization
7 Combating Poverty and Building Democracy through the Co-production of Participatory Waste Management Services. The Case of Kisumu, Kenya. Dr. Michael Oloko Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICDL)
8 Improvement and Conservation of Sunrise Springs water Quality and Quantity for Sustainable Domestic and Irrigated Soya Bean-based Cropping System in Western Kenya. Prof. George Ouma National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
9 Characterization, Chemical and Microbial Analysis of SennaDidymobotyra in Kenya.  Prof. Beatrice Anyango National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
10 Pamoja Project: Aid is working. Tell the World. Dr. Charles Oduke Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
11 Analysis of the Level of Chemical Contaminants in Portable Water Sources in Rarieda and Bondo Regions, Siaya County.  Mr. EnosWambu JOOUST
12 Unravelling the Anti malarial Agents from ErythrinaAbyssinicaLornchcarpusEriocalyxand AlysicarpusOvalifoliusa Dr. Regina Nyunja National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
13  Establishment of Regional  Special Needs Assessment Laboratory at JOOUST Mr. Walter Akuno National Council for Persons with Disabilities
14  Equipping of Special Needs Laboratory  Mr. WanyeraSamwel National Council for Persons with Disabilities
15 Community-based Seed Multiplication and Dissemination of Sorghum Seed Systems Technology in the Lake Victoria Basin. Mr. Walter Akuno Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agro-Business Project
16 Screening of Avocado Rootstocks for Tolerance to Salinity, Water Logging and Diseases for Food Security and Income Generation Prof. George Ouma National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
17 Improving Production, Processing and Marketing of three Priority Indigenous Vegetables in Western Kenya Dr. Darius Andika Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agro-Business Project (KAPAP)
18  Genetic Diversity, Chemical Composition and anti-microbial Properties of SENNA DIDYMOBOTYRA (FRESEN) H.S. IRWIN & BARNEBY) PascalineCheruto National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
19 Addressing Drinking Water Quality Challenges in Developing Countries- Case Study of Lake Victoria Basin. Prof. S. Wandiga and Prof. Anthony Rodgrigues USAID
20 Mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS at the University Mr. Akuno Walter NACC
21 Kisumu Local Interaction Platform   Mistra Urban Futures; Sweden
22 Developing Capacity of Local Communities for Sustainable Commercial Aquaculture Lake and Seas Resources Co. and JOOUST  
23  Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable use of Water Hyacinth in the Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya Prof. Anthony Rodrigues National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
24 Anti malarial and Anti Microbial Activities of Lornchcarpus and Alsycarpus Dr. Regina Nyunja National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation

Research Partners

    1. National Council for Science and Technology (NCST)

    2. FAO - Hortivar

    3. University of Nairobi

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