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Mr. Joel A. Aura is currently Chief Technologist in the department of Plant Science and Crop Protection charged with the responsibility of overall coordination of technical and administrative matters in the department. He was promoted to Chief technologist position in March 2010.

He attended Ebuyalu Primary School and Nyangori High School both located in Vihiga County where he attained CPE and EACE respectively. Thereafter he attended the Kenya Polytechnic and attained Higher National Diploma in Applied Entomology.

 He has attended several short courses in the area of insect pest management and identification. His area of expertise is Applied Agricultural Entomology and Insect Ecology/ Taxonomy.

After graduation at Kenya Polytechnic he worked at KARI as Laboratory Technologist in Crop Protection Unit from 1981 to 1989 and thereafter joined the University of Nairobi, Crop Science Department as Senior Technologist in Entomology Unit in 1990.

He has assisted several Diploma, undergraduate and post graduate students in their project work His administrative duties include duty allocation and supervision of Technical staff in teaching and research, preparation of annual budgets and procurement plans, preparation of teaching and office requirements, coordination of academic trips for students and management of transport in the department. He is currently Chairman of College Waste Management Committee and a member of Departmental committees including Advisory, Efficacy Trials, Environmental and Exhibitions/Shows.

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