Mr Zakayo Amayi

Mr Zakayo Amayi
The Chairman

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Message from the Chairman

The Department of English, Literature, Journalism and Mass Communication at Kibabii University is situated in the main Academic Block.

The department of English, Literature, Journalism and Mass Communication offers the following programmes: Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication, Bachelor of Education in English and Literature, and, MA in Comparative Literature. .

Believing that ELJMC is at the core of interpretation and dissemination of information and agent in the socialisation, humanisation and harmonisation of the populace, we train people in all areas of english, literature and media studies. Our training enables students to fit and work in both local and international environments.

The Department of English, Literature, Journalism and Mass Communication provides a welcoming and friendly environment for all students. Post-graduate students and staff share their work-in-progress in the monthly departmental seminars. Our department seeks to establish a vibrant English, Literature and Media Students Association (ELMSA) that will be committed to bringing all students together and organizing events such as seminars and poetry nights.

In responding to the needs to provide our students with an environment that helps them to have a global sense of citizenship, the department is looking into ways of partnering with both local and international organizations which will in short run accord students and staff an opportunity of taking part in exchange programmes.

Research Activities

The department hosts some young and vibrant scholars. We have a committed team of senior lecturers, lecturers and tutorial fellows. Areas of specialisation include, but are not limited to:

  • Linguistics
  • Communication Skills
  • Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Comparative Global Literatures
  • Creative Writing
  • Broadcast Media
  • Print and New Media
  • Corporate Communication
Academic Programmes

Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication – This programme is designed to train students in all aspects of the mass media including: broadcast, print media, corporate communications and new media.

Bachelor of Education (English and Literature) – The department offers courses in English and Literature in the service of Bachelor of Education.
For all undergraduate programmes it is mandatory for students to pass both coursework (class attendance, continuous assessment tests and research paper) and the end of semester examinations.

MA in Comparative Literature – This is a flexible programme which is offered on full time basis and entails coursework, examination, research and thesis.

Study Mode

ELJMC Department is flexible and services undergraduate students in the regular programme and the school based programme.

Mode of Delivery

The lecture method is supplemented by tutorial presentations, term papers and other written assignments. Audio and video presentations, supervised original writing and theatre workshops are employed where applicable. Active interaction between student, lecturer and text is encouraged at all times.

Student Destinations

This is the department of choice for those interested in establishing themselves as linguists, literary critics, creative writers, communication and media practitioners. Indeed service industries such as teaching, publishing, print and electronic media are well served by English, literature and journalism graduates. Furthermore, training in English, literature and media studies enhances competence in professions that deal with interpersonal communication such as Human Resource Management, Corporate Affairs and Public Relations. Indeed a course in ELJMC sharpens communication skills in all spheres of life.

Members of Teaching Staff

The department comprises of a self-driven team whose members are:

  • Dr. Ben Nyongesa
  • Dr. Joseph Juma Musungu
  • Dr. Felix Ayioka Orina
  • Mr. Zakayo I. Amayi
  • Mr. Kennedy Simiyu Njasi
  • Ms. Christine Namayi
  • Ms. Irene Simiyu
  • Mr. Makarios Wakoko
External Examiner

Our External Examiner is Dr. Busolo Wegesa, who is a senior lecturer in the Department of Literature, Theatre and Film Studies at Moi University


Professor Ayiro Lecture on Competence Based Curriculum Excites Kibabii University

Professor Ayiro Lecture on Competence Based Curriculum Excites Kibabii University
On Friday, 24th January 2020, Kibabii University played host to Professor Laban Peter Ayiro, Vice Chancellor Daystar University in what was dubbed “Induction on new Pedagogical Skills Towards appreciating the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC)”. Professor Ayiro, a Professor of Research Methods is a renowned authority in curriculum review in Kenya. In his sessional paper released in 2019, he champions for the upscaling of the traditional 8-4-4 system of education to a competence based 2-9-3-3 system.
 
It is in this view that the Faculty of Education and Social sciences organized the one-day workshop to lay bare the discourse on this trending topic of curriculum review in the country. The workshop was attended by management, faculty, staff and students of Kibabii University. In his four-hour talk, Professor Ayiro gave a detailed account on the need for the curriculum review stressing that the CBC curriculum puts more emphasis on the mind and body;
 
“To succeed in the 21st Century, we must go back to basics” Prof. Ayiro emphasizes.
 
According to him, to position Kenya in a global economy, CBC was a game changer as world opportunities in this Century looked at learners with application capabilities than mere academic certificates. 
Professor Ayiro Lecture on Competence Based Curriculum Excites Kibabii University
“Jobs in developed nations keep getting leaner and leaner with emphasis on research and development, creative design, constant learning, skill building and demand a high sense of team work. On the other hand, jobs in less developed nations lay emphasis on mass production, occasional learning and low interest in skill building,”
 
He challenged learners to concentrate on shaping character in their areas of learning and in private lives.
 
“Character is judged by what you do when no is supervising. For example, someone who does not spread his bed shall never become anything in this world!”
 
With regard to higher education, Professor Ayiro challenged the Universities to prioritize introduction of core subjects that lay emphasis in character and competence; reading and language, mathematics, civic literacy, health and wellness, business and entrepreneurship, environmental awareness among others. 
Professor Ayiro Lecture on Competence Based Curriculum Excites Kibabii University 
“To succeed in the 21st Century, you must dig deep. Students and staff must avoid instant gratification”
 
Kibabii University Vice Chancellor Prof. Ipara Odeo expressed his gratitude to the Professor for honouring the invitation and promised a longer partnership with Daystar University. He observed that Kibabii University was already gearing up to new developments to cut a niche in emerging trends and had started winning grants to drive it.
 
“We are setting up a multi-million ICT hub that will see us play in the big league on innovations and competence-based learning” Prof. Ipara noted.

Professor Ayiro Lecture on Competence Based Curriculum Excites Kibabii University

1st Faculty of Education and Social Sciences Board Meeting Propelling 2020 in Style

Faculty of Education and Social Sciences (FESS) held a board meeting on 22nd January, 2020 in the Senate Boardroom. The meeting was chaired by the Dean, Dr. Rispa Wepukhulu. The meeting was a success with a good attendance and productive discussions on students matters, ISO matters, corruption and prevention, a post-mortem of 2019 graduation and staff welfare matters. Also in attendance was representative of FESS student Nominees.

1st Faculty of Education and Social Sciences Board Meeting Propelling 2020 in Style

Kibabii University at Indigenous Languages Workshop

Dr. Ben Nyongesa from Department of English, Literature, Journalism and Mass Communication attended Indigenous Languages Workshop organized by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) on 15th -25th November, 2019 at Naivasha. The workshop aimed at developing Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) course material for Grade 4.

Kibabii University at Indigenous Languages Workshop

FESS Orientation of 2019/2020 First Year Students

2019/2020 First year students during the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences (FESS) orientation forum led by Dr. Rispah Namasaka. Students were introduced to faculty lecturers and faculty functions, services and procedures. The event took place on 18th September, 2019 in Auditorium C

FESS Orientation of 2019/2020 First Year Students

FESS Orientation of 2019/2020 First Year Students

FESS Orientation of 2019/2020 First Year Students

Part Time Lecturers & Technicians 2019/2020 Academic Year

Kibabii University in pursuit of its Vision to be a Global and Dynamic University of Excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation, wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacant Part Time Positions in the indicated departments:

VACANT POSITIONS:

  • Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Lecturer
  • Tutorial Fellow
  • Senior Technician
  • Technician
  • Instructor
FACULTY OF EDUCATION & SOCIAL SCIENCES
DepartmentAreas of Specialization
English, Literature, Journalism and Mass CommunicationEnglish & Literature Education (Bachelors Courses)
Communication Skills (Bachelors Courses)
English Course (Diploma)
Literature Course (Diploma)
Journalism & Mass Communication (Bachelors Courses)
MA in Literature
Social Work and Criminology

 

Criminology (Bachelors Courses)
Criminology (Diploma & Certificate Courses)
Social Work (Bachelors Courses)
Social Work & Community Development (Diploma & Certificate Courses)
Psychology and Early Childhood EducationEarly Childhood Education (Bachelors Courses)
Psychology/Guidance & Counseling (Bachelors Courses)
Social SciencesReligion and Philosophy (Masters Courses)
Geography (Bachelors Courses)
History and Political Science (Masters Courses)
History and Political Science  (Bachelors Courses)
Education Foundations, Planning and Management

 

 

 

Sociology & Comparative Education

Planning of Education

Policy Studies in Education

Economics of Education

History of Education

Philosophy of Education

Curriculum and Instructional TechnologyPhD in Curriculum Studies
Masters in Curriculum Studies
Bachelors in Curriculum Studies
Diploma in Curriculum Studies
Science and Mathematics EducationScience Education
Mathematics Education
Kiswahili and other African LanguagesMaster of Education in Kiswahili
Bachelor of Education
Diploma in Education

 

  

Applicants for teaching Masters and PhD Courses must be PhD holders in relevant areas.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applications with copies of academic certificates and curricula vitae should be addressed to:

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics and Student Affairs)

P.O. Box 1699-50200

BUNGOMA

Tel. No. 0708085934/0734831729

 DEADLINE

Applications should be submitted by Friday 16th August, 2019 at 5.00 pm.

Part Time Lecturers & Technicians 2019/2020 Academic Year

KIBU Student Won Most Inspiring Documentary at the 7 day Film Festival Gala Awards

Based on Kibabii University Represented at the 7 Day Film Festival, Mr. Anthony Musya won the Most Inspiring Documentary during the 7 day film festival gala awards on Friday 12th July, 2019 in Nairobi. Congratulations

KIBU Student Won Most Inspiring Documentary at the 7 day Film Festival Gala Awards

KIBU Student Won Most Inspiring Documentary at the 7 day Film Festival Gala Awards

Kibabii University Represented at the 7 Day Film Festival

Mr. Anthony Musya, a bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) student at Kibabii University is among the nominees of the 7 Day Film Festival 2019. Mr. Musya alongside other alumni students of JMC led by their course lecturer Dr. Kennedy Njasi Simiyui, produced a 5 minute documentary within seven days that was nominated for the 7 Day Film Festival Gala awards through a competitive process.

The 7 Day Film Festival seeks to challenge young and creative filmmakers to think outside the box and tell their stories.  The theme of the competition is dubbed “Better Days”.

Kindly watch the documentary and “LIKE” to give them a chance to win. Voting closes on 11th July, 2019 at midnight.

Click the Link to Vote

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University held its 3rd Graduation Ceremony on 23rd November, 2018 at the Graduation Square. The colorful ceremony was presided over by Ambassador (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education on behalf of the Chancellor, H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta.

1704 graduands were awarded with doctorates, degrees, diplomas and certificates in various fields; Doctorates 6, Masters 26, Bachelors 1314, Diplomas 302 and Certificates 56.

Faculty of Education and Social Sciences had: 9 Masters: 877 Bachelors: 167 Diplomas and 24 Certificates.

Ms. Lucy Boyani, the Excellent Academic Performer of 2018 Class made a Valedictory speech during the 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

Kibabii University Celebrate 3rd Graduation Ceremony

KIBU at Communication for Sustainable Development 2018 Symposium

Enock Imani Mogunde, Kibabii University student from the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences (FESS) presented a paper on Knowledge Management in a Tech-Savvy Economy at the Communication for Sustainable Development 2018 Symposium held at Daystar University, Nairobi Campus on 22nd October, 2018.

The conference focused on many emerging and challenging issues in Risk Communication, Health Communication, Strategic Communication and Political Communication among others.

Mogunde representing Kibabii University was among the students who represented other Universities which included Nairobi, Daystar and USIU-Africa

KIBU at Communication for Sustainable Development 2018 Symposium

KIBU at Communication for Sustainable Development 2018 Symposium

KIBU at Communication for Sustainable Development 2018 Symposium

KIBU at Communication for Sustainable Development 2018 Symposium

FESS Approval of Results for the Academic Year 2017-2018

The Faculty of Education and Social Science Board of Examiners was held on 24th and 25th of September, 2018 in the Senate Boardroom. Members of the Faculty met and approved results for the academic year 2017 2018 for over 5000 students of the faculty. CoDs from all the eight department were present in the meeting.

FESS Approval of Results for the Academic Year 2017-2018 Gallery

FESS Approval of Results for the Academic Year 2017-2018

FESS Approval of Results for the Academic Year 2017-2018

FESS Approval of Results for the Academic Year 2017-2018

FESS Approval of Results for the Academic Year 2017-2018

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