Jane Kembo PhD

Dean, School of Education

Brief about the dean

B.Ed. (Honours) -UoN, M.Ed.- UoN,  Language Teaching and Curriculum Development, Ph.D -University of Reading, UK – Linguistics with special concentration on Applied Linguistics.

Areas of special  interest are 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 language in an integrated way.

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.

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.

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.

Curriculum Vitae for Academic Staff


Contact Infomation

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