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Rongo University, School of Education was established in 2008 as a Satellite Campus of Moi University (South Nyanza Satellite Campus) in Rongo Town and then to the then Moi Institute of Technology popularly known as MIT the currently Rongo University Main Campus in Kitere Hill, with a view of bringing education closure to rural Kenyan population, in Migori County, with only one undergraduate degree Programme B. Edu. Arts. The School has since expanded its Programmes when the Campus was uplifted to the status of a University College in June, 2012 and it admitted its first batch of 145 Government sponsored student in October, 2012.

The School has now expanded to offer Programmes ranging from postgraduate, Bachelors/undergraduate and Diplomas and currently has over 2, 245 students.

School of Education, is headed by the Dean who is the administrative head of the School

The School of Education at Rongo University is a diverse, scholarly community dedicated to serving education through teaching, scholarship, and outreach.

We prepare professionals to lead in education, to practice social responsibility, and to exemplify intellectual curiosity.

We conduct scholarship that advances knowledge and refines practice.
From its founding, the Rongo University  School of Education has been committed to both the preparation of educators and the advancement of research and scholarship. We offer programs leading to initial licensure as a teacher, counselor, or administrator, as well as programs of advanced studies for practitioners and scholars. This dual commitment is also reflected in our faculty, who combine practical classroom expertise and scholarly attainments. The scholarly work deepens and enriches the preparation of educators; and the preparation of educators tethers scholarship to the realities of practice.

The School of Education is dedicated to preparing outstanding professional educators, producing research that improves the practice of education, and providing excellent professional support to our partners in the field. As a school, we provide comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs. One of our strengths is that we are a small school of approximately 1,000 students – we work hard to sustain a strong sense of community. Students and faculty get to know one another, and actively engage in discussion regarding the improvement of the education world from nursery through higher education. Our community members have access to all the resources of a major research university, including: faculty who are leaders in their field of study, libraries, lectures and an abundance of courses in a wide range of disciplines and professional fields.

Our Vision
The vision of the School of Education at The Rongo University is to prepare reflective professional educators, create and disseminate new knowledge, and provide service to the county and nation to meet the educational challenges of the 21st century. Undergraduate and graduate programs in the unit are conceptualized to prepare candidates who can positively impact students to be productive and caring citizens who will exhibit the five qualities outlined in the conceptual framework.

Our Mission
Within the University, the School of Education serves Rongo, the nation and the world by:

(1) preparing individuals to be leaders and practitioners in education and related human service fields,

(2) expanding and deepening understanding of education as a fundamental human endeavor, and

(3) helping society define and respond to its educational responsibilities and challenges.

To accomplish this mission, the School of Education

(1) offers an extensive curriculum leading to academic degrees and professional licensure,

(2) requires faculty and students to engage in scholarship, and

(3) provides a wide range of professional services to schools, other institutions, and individuals.

The two primary goals of our school are:
improving urban education through both research and the training of teachers and other school professionals;
helping to improve regional, national, and international education policies.
We believe our students have the potential to be life-changing leaders in the field of education. Upon graduation, students use their training to embrace a professional career in which they initiate, influence, and inspire those around them.

Departments in the School of Education:

  1. Department of Curriculum Instruction and Educational Media Studies 
  2. Department of Management and Foundations
  3. Department of Educational Psychology and Science 

Staff Profile

Dr. Jane Kembo Dean, School of Education

Designation: Senior Lecturer Language Education

Qualification:

  1. PhD. Linguistics with Language Teaching (Reading University, UK)-Linguistics with special concentration on Applied Linguistics.
  2. Ed Arts (UoN, Kenyatta University College).
  3. B.Ed. (Honours) -UoN, M.Ed.- UoN,  Language Teaching and Curriculum Development.

Areas of special  interest.

Interested in Second language reading, sociolinguistics, teacher education, in- service teacher training and communication in second language. Dr. Kembo has also worked with the Aga Khan Educational Network from 2000 to 2002 and with the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) from 2003 to 2009, where, as Director of Training, she was in charge of development of training programmes for poverty reduction and income generation for Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Has published papers in IT readiness and access, reading and inferencing in second language and using short texts to teach languages.

Ongoing Research

Academic Programmes

Contacts

Dean, School of Education,
Rongo University,
P.O. Box 103-40404, RONGO
Email: dean-education@rongovarsity.ac.ke