Dr. Robert Omula Kati
CoD Department of Science &Mathematics Education
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
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
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:
- Associate Professor
- Senior Lecturer
- Tutorial Fellow
- Senior Technician
|FACULTY OF EDUCATION & SOCIAL SCIENCES|
|Department||Areas of Specialization|
|English, Literature, Journalism and Mass Communication||English & 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 Education||Early Childhood Education (Bachelors Courses)|
|Psychology/Guidance & Counseling (Bachelors Courses)|
|Social Sciences||Religion 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 Technology||PhD in Curriculum Studies|
|Masters in Curriculum Studies|
|Bachelors in Curriculum Studies|
|Diploma in Curriculum Studies|
|Science and Mathematics Education||Science Education|
|Kiswahili and other African Languages||Master of Education in Kiswahili|
|Bachelor of Education|
|Diploma in Education|
Applicants for teaching Masters and PhD Courses must be PhD holders in relevant areas.
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
Tel. No. 0708085934/0734831729
Applications should be submitted by Friday 16th August, 2019 at 5.00 pm.
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
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.
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