Major Events

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    Year Event
    1978 Founding president, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta donated 200 hectares of land for the establishment of Jomo Kenyatta College of Agriculture and Technology (JKCAT)
    1979 President Daniel T. Arap Moi lays the foundation stone for the College(July 30th)
    1981 First group of students admitted
    1984 The first JKCAT graduation ceremony is held
    1985 Full cyle of the College’s training is completed with the first engineering technicians graduates joining the second group of Agriculture Diplomas to receive their certificates at the second graduation ceremony graced by President Daniel Arap Moi.
    1988 President Moi declares JKUCAT a Constituent College of Kenyatta University. The College’s name officially changes to Jomo Kenyatta University College of Agriculture and Technology (JKUCAT).
    1989 JKUCAT admits its first degree students.
    1994 JKUCAT transformed into an autonomous University – Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) through an act of Parliament.
    1999 End of Japan Technical Cooperation to JKUAT. Government of Japan hands over JKUAT to the Government of Kenya.
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