Fourth Year Food Science and Technology Students with Mr. Njunguna (Left), the Operation Director, Njoro Canning Factory.
Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology, organized a three day Industrial Academic and Outreach trip to Western Kenya for 4th year BSc Food Science and Technology students. The students were under the guidance of Mr. Peter Lamuka, Lecturer, Food Safety, and Mrs. Jacinta Muchiri, Laboratory Technologist.
The aim of the trip was to compliment lectures in Food Science and Technology programme and meet some of our key stakeholders. The students visited Njoro Canning Factory, Njoro/Nakuru (Fruit and Vegetable Processing Technology), Finlays Limited – Kericho (Tea Processing Technology), Mumias Sugar Company- Mumias (Sugar Processing Technology, Alcohol Production Technology and Technology for Production Bottled water).
The students also held an outreach activity at Kakamega High school where they freely interacted with Form Four (4) students and mentored them on university admission and academic life. Further, they delivered talks on on “Role of Food Science and Technology in Development” and “Career opportunities in Food Science and Technology”. Mr. Peter Lamuka, Lecturer in the department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology and long serving former member of the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences Exhibition Committee gave a brief talk on the Status University of Nairobi, as leading University in the region and training opportunities at the University of Nairobi with particular emphasis on College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences.
Mr. Oliver Minishi, the Principal, Kakamega High School while addressing 4th year BSC Food Science & Technology Students, reported that this was the first time he had witnessed university students visiting a high school to mentor fellow students on university admission and academic life, hence demonstrating reasons to why the University of Nairobi is rated as a leading university in the region. He requested for more collaborations with the University of Nairobi especially in academic visits to the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences by his students and participation in joint sports activities.
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