Mr Erick Wamalwa
CoD Department of Kiswahili and Other African Languages

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BACKGROUND

Kiswahili language is playing an ever increasing role not only in the Great Lakes region, but in other parts of the world as well. Its role in the information and communication industry, as well as other domains of the economy is steadily on the rise. In Kenya, The Constitution of Kenya (Article 6 (1), (2) and (3); Article 68 (1) and (2) formally designates Kiswahili as both a national and official language and spells out the critical role played by this and other African languages as vehicles of transmitting education and culture.

The constitution further proclaims that State shall promote and protect the diversity of language of the people of Kenya. To this end, Kibabii University College has established the Department of Kiswahili and Other African Languages so that it can be an active player in fostering the study of Kiswahili and other African languages, linguistics, literatures, pedagogy and cultures in an environment which integrates research and teaching; and foster an integrated literary, linguistic and pedagogic study of Kiswahili and Other African Languages.

The department currently services the faculty of education by providing courses to undergraduate students aspiring to become teachers of Kiswahili. Likewise, the department offers a Master of Education (Kiswahili Education) to post graduate students. The department is in the mean time preparing a Master of Arts (MA) in Kiswahili programme, which is awaiting approval of the Academic Board. In the near future, new programmes will be launched. These include; PhD (Kiswahili Linguistics) and PhD (Fasihi).

These programmes are aimed at producing highly trained and skilled manpower who will not only engage in research and dissemination of results, but who will also play an active role in the training of other scholars in areas of their specialization. In addition, the department is developing a Bachelor of Arts, BA in Kiswahili programme, which will provide an opportunity to undergraduate students who wish to study Kiswahili in greater depth. Moreover, the department is currently re-organizing its courses in order to introduce market driven courses such as editorial methods, translation, theatre and drama among others.

The location of Kibabii University is very strategic. In this regard, we envisage collaborative research and linkages with our neighboring countries.

MESSAGE FROM THE COD

I welcome you all to the Department of Kiswahili and other African Languages of Kibabii University College. In this department, we offer courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. Our programs and courses offer multiple opportunities for undergraduate studies in Kiswahili linguistics, Kiswahili literature and graduate studies in Kiswahili language education. We strive to train our students to think independently and critically in order to function effectively in a contemporary and global environment. Currently, the department services the Faculty of Education by offering Kiswahili courses to Bachelor of Education (Arts) undergraduate students. Moreover, the department offers Master of Education (Kiswahili Language Education). Soon to be offered are BA (Kiswahili) and MA (Kiswahili). Karibuni sana.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
  • Foster the study of Kiswahili and other African languages, linguistics, literatures, pedagogy and cultures in an environment which integrates research and teaching.
  • Develop knowledge and application of Kiswahili and other African languages.
  • Develop understanding of the traditional African cultures in light of contemporary global values.
  • Nurture an understanding and appreciation of Kiswahili and other African languages in light of contemporary global linguistics.
  • Conduct research and share knowledge by publishing at least two journal articles per year.
  • Produce specialists and future instructors of Kiswahili and other African languages, literature, and language education.
  • Demonstrate the role of Kiswahili and other African languages in the development of science and technology by linking theory, policy and practice.
CORE VALUES
  • Freedom of speech and expression
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork and corporate spirit
  • Quality in service delivery
  • Professionalism
  • Productivity
SERVICE CHARTER

This service charter is aimed at spelling out what our mandate is and how we are to deliver it to our clients. It shows the kind of engagement and interaction we shall have with the public of Kenya and others who will seek our services.

We shall make sure this charter conforms to the general guidelines of Kibabii University College.

OUR MANDATE
  • Provision of quality teaching
  • Conduct research in Kiswahili linguistics and literature and culture
  • Implementing research findings through teaching
  • Mentoring young scholars
  • Establishing links with other research institutions in Kenya and other parts of the world.
  • Publishing of teaching materials
  • Offering translation services editorial services
OUR CLIENTS
  • Students
  • Parents
  • Researchers
  • Visiting scholars
  • All Kenyan citizens and other persons resident in Kenya
  • Public and Private agencies in Kenya
  • Other learning and teaching institutions
PROMISE TO OUR CLIENTS
  • Provide service on time
  • To provide room for suggestions and criticism
  • Work within University policy guidelines
  • Utilize resources effectively
  • To offer quality services
  • Embrace integrity and professionalism
  • Provide a conducive environment for teaching and research
OUR SERVICES
  • Teaching, research and consultancy
  • Mentoring young scholars
  • Marking and evaluations
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Advisory services on language matters
MEMBERS OF DEPARTMENT

The Department comprises of a young dynamic and self-driven team whose members are:

  • Prof. Ipara Odeo- A renowned Swahili academic and prolific author of numerous Swahili works.
  • Mr. Eric W. Wamalwa- Chair of Department
  • Mrs. Gladys Kinara Muindu
  • Mr. Antoney Owino Oloo

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

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

Kiswahili Masters Students Present Seminar Papers

Kiswahili masters students from the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Kiswahili Department presenting their seminar papers in readiness for thesis submission. The event took place on 13th March, 2019 in SGS Boardroom. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ipara Odeo was in attendance

Kiswahili Masters Students Present Seminar Papers

Kiswahili Masters Students Present Seminar Papers

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

CHAKIKI Kwenye Kongamano la CHAWAKAMA Kenya

Chama cha Kiswahili Kibabii (CHAKIKI) kiliwakilisha Chuo Kikuu cha Kibabii katika Kongamano la Kiswahili lililoandaliwa na Chama cha Wanafunzi wa Kiswahili katika vyuo vikuu vya Afrika Mashariki (CHAWAKAMA-Kenya) katika Chuo Kikuu cha Egerton Bewa Kuu-Njoro ambapo wanachama 47 walishiriki mnamo tarehe 10/11/2018

CHAKIKI Kwenye Kongamano la CHAWAKAMA Kenya

CHAKIKI Kwenye Kongamano la CHAWAKAMA Kenya

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

FESS Orientation of 2018/2019 First Year Students

2018/2019 First year students during the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences (FESS) orientation forum led by Dr. Risper Namasaka. Students were introduced to faculty lecturers and faculty functions, services and procedures. The event took place on 12th September, 2018 in Auditorium C

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FESS Orientation of 2018/2019 First Year Students

FESS Orientation of 2018/2019 First Year Students

FESS Orientation of 2018/2019 First Year Students

FESS Orientation of 2018/2019 First Year Students

Faculty of Education and Social Sciences Board Meeting

Kibabii University Faculty of Education and Social Sciences (FESS) is a board meeting which took place on 4th July 2018 in VC’s Boardroom.
Faculty of Education and Social Sciences Board Meeting

Kiswahili Department Oral Defense

Oral defence for Masters students from the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Kiswahili Department. This is the pioneer group.
Kiswahili Department Oral Defense

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Matukio ya siku ya pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (CHAKITA) mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Siku ya Pili ya Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (CHAKITA) Mwaka wa 2017. Mada Kuu ya Kongamano hili ni:
UWEZESHWAJI WA LUGHA YA KISWAHILI KAMA WENZO WA MAARIFA KARNE YA 21

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Kongamano la Kiswahili la CHAKITA Mwaka wa 2017

Faculty Staff Participated in the 2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

Faculty of Education and Social Sciences staff participated in the 2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference on June 14 -15, 2017

Faculty Staff in 2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

Faculty Staff in 2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

Faculty Staff in 2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

Faculty Staff in 2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

Faculty Staff in 2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

Faculty Staff in 2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

Faculty Staff in 2nd Interdisciplinary International Scientific Conference

Best Kiswahili Poem in the 58th Edition of Kenya National Drama Festivals

Kibabii University Vice Chancellor Prof. Ipara Odeo received a certificate for the best Kiswahili poem producer after the conclusion of the 58th Edition of Kenya National Drama Festivals.
Best Kiswahili poem
Best Kiswahili poem
Best Kiswahili poem

Kikao cha Wadau

Kikao cha wadau kuhusu Mtaala wa Uzamili katika elimu ya Kiswahili katika chuo kikuu cha Kibabii
Kikao cha Wadau
Kikao cha Wadau

Masters Defense

Masters students from department of English , Literature, Journalism and Mass Communication defend their concept papers before a panel in Boardroom A
Masters Defense