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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.

Brief History of the School and how it came into being.

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 

Departments

(I) DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM INSTRUCTION AND EDUCATIONAL MEDIA STUDIES

 Headed by:  Dr. Karen Oyiengo.

 

Academic Qualifications:

PhD holder in Language Education from University of Jamia Millia Islamia (India)

  1. Ed English Language & Lit. (KU).
  2. Ed Arts (UoN)

 

 Academic Members in the department
  1. Florence Odera.

PhD in Curriculum Instruction (Computer in Education), University of Pretoria (S.A).

M.Phil. Edu. Technology, University of Wales, (Aber) Wales (UK)

A, B.A (Educ. Studies), the University of Hull England

2.  Dr. Elizabeth Khalili

PhD in Educational Communication and Technology (Moi)

M.Ed. Kiswahili (MMUST)

  1. Ed Arts (Moi)

  3. Dr. Nick Namunga.

PhD Curriculum Development (Moi)

M.Ed. Curriculum Studies (UoN)

B.Ed. Arts (UoN)

  1. Dr. Richard Ongowo.

PhD (Pedagogy, Biology. (Maseno, Kenya)

M.Ed. Science Education (Egerton)

  1. Ed. Science Bot/Zoo and Chem, (Moi).
  2. Mr. Elisha Omoso

B.Ed. Arts (Maseno), M. Edu. Comm. and Technology.

 

(II) DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT AND FOUNDATIONS

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Dr. Stella Atieno Juma Head of Department

 

Academic members of the department:

  1. Rhoda Adoyo Odhiambo.

Designation: Lecturer.

PhD in Educational Administration and Management (Maseno)

M.Ed. Educational Administration and Management (Maseno)

B.Ed. Arts (Moi).

  1. Alfred Otara.

Designation: Lecturer

PhD in School Administration, (CEBU Doctors University (Philipines)

M.Ed. Curriculum Instruction, (Andrews University, USA)

B.A (Applied Arts), Spencer M. College India.

  1. Mr. Hezekiah Omollo
  2. Ms. Berther Kute
  3. Mr. Daniel Ondieki
  4. Mr. Benard Rari
  5. Ms. Dorcas Ojera

(III) DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND SCIENCE

Dr. Shadrack Ogoma

Head of Department

 

Designation: Senior Lecturer.

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Medical Education (Moi)

M.Ed. Primary Teacher Education (KU)

B.Ed. Science Pedagogy and mathematics (UoN)

 

Academic members in the department.

  1. Tom Omolo

Designation: Assistant Lecturer

  1. Ed. Art, M.Ed. Educational Psychology, (Moi)
  2. PhD, Educational Psychology (Ongoing) (Rongo University).

2.  Rosemary Ogada

Designation: Lecturer

  1. Ed Arts, (Maseno)
  2. M.Ed. SNE, (Maseno)
  3. PhD (SNE) ongoing, (JOOUST).

 

3. Sharon Onditi.

Designation: Assistant Lecturer.

B .Ed ECPE (Moi)

M.Ed. ECPE (Moi University, PhD (ECPE) Ongoing, (RU).

 

Programmes

PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL

In addition, the School offers the following Diploma Programmes: Diploma in Education Arts, Diploma in Education Science, Diploma in Early Childhood and Primary Education and Diploma in Special Needs Education.

1 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Education)
2 Bachelor of Education (Special Needs Education)
3 Bachelor of Education (Arts)
4 Bachelor of Education (Science)
5 Master of Education in Curriculum  Development
6 Master of  Early Childhood & Primary Education
7 Master of Educational Administration
8 Master of  Special Needs Education
9 Ph.D in Early Childhood & Primary Education
10 Ph.D in Educational Psychology
11 Ph.D in Educational Communication and Technology
12 Ph.D in Curriculum Instructions and Media Studies/Curriculum Development
13 Ph.D in Educational Administration
14 Ph.D in Philosophy of Education
15 Ph.D in Planning & Economics of Education
16 Diploma in Education Arts
17 Diploma in Education Science
18 Diploma in Education, Early Childhood & Primary Option
19 Diploma in Education SNE
  1. Programme Requirements for Admission
COURSES REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION DURATION
DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION

1.Diploma in Education  Arts

Minimum mean grade of C+ Plus and above at KCSE with at least C+  in two  teaching subjects, a C (Plain) in English and D+ in Mathematics (English, Literature, Kiswahili, Religion, Mathematics,  Geography, Business studies, History) (2 years) and 1 term Teaching Practice
2.Diploma in Education (Science) A Minimum mean grade of C+ and above at KCSE with at least C+  in two teaching subjects, a minimum grade C (plain) in English and D+ in Maths.

(Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Agriculture)

In addition, one must have scored a C (Plain) and above in Mathematics at K.C.S.E

(2 years) and 1term Teaching practice
3. Diploma in Early Childhood and Primary Option (ECPE) A minimum mean grade of C (plain) and above at K.C.S.E or a P1 certificate or any other equivalent qualification from recognized Institutions. (2 years) and 1 term Teaching Practice
4.Diploma in Special Needs Education A minimum mean grade of C plain and above at K.C.S.E and or its equivalent qualification from recognized Institutions.  (2 years)  and 1 term Teaching practice
5. Post Graduate Diploma in Education The applicants for this programme are required to be in possession of a degree in Education or its equivalent from a recognized University or Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with at least first class honours or an Upper second class honours or at least Lower class honours and a higher National Diploma with relevant working experience if it is relevant to the field of study.
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION

1.Bachelor of Education (Arts)

K.C.S.E with an aggregate grade of C+ and above plus C+ in two teaching subjects, one must have attained grade C(plain in English and grade D+ in Mathematics to qualify for admissions or Diploma in Education with (Credit or Distinction) from recognized institutions will be admitted in year 1. 4 years (Full – time)
2.Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Option (ECPE)

(offered under Open Distance and e- Learning (ODeL) – Programme only)

K.C.S.E mean grade of C+ (Plus) and above or Diploma in Education (with Credit or Distinction) from recognized institutions will be admitted in year 1. 4 years (Full –Time)
3.Bachelor of Education (Science) Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology) K.C.S.E mean grade of C+ (Plus) and above with at least C+ in two teaching subjects.

or  Diploma holders in Education (with Credit or Distinction) from a recognized Institution will be admitted in year 1 of study

In addition one must have scored at least grade C (Plain) in Mathematics and C (Plain in English at K.C.S.E.

 

4 years (Full –Time)
4.Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education(SNE) K.C.S.E C+ and above or two principle passes, Or Diploma Qualification in Special Needs Education (with Credit or Distinction) from Institutions recognized will be admitted in year 1. 4 years (Full – Time)
MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMMES

1.Master of Education in Psychology

Bachelor of Education in Psychology or other relevant Educational courses with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with at least two years relevant working experience.  2 years (Full – Time)

5 years (Part – Time)

2.Master of Education in Guidance and Counselling Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counselling or other related courses with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with at least two years working experience. 2 years (Full – Time)

5 years (Part – Time)

3.Master of Education in Administration and Planning Bachelor of Education in Administration and Planning with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Divisoin) or Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with at least two years working experience. 2 years (Full – Time)

5 years (Part – Time)

4.Master of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Option (ECPE) Bachelor of education in Early Childhood and Primary Education with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with at least two years working experience. 2 years (Full – Time)

5 years (Part – Time)

5.Master of Education in Special Needs Education (SNE) Bachelor of Education in Special Needs Education with at least Second Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with at least two years working experience. 2 years (Full – Time)

5 years (Part – Time)

6.Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Bachelor of Educational in Leadership and Policy Studies with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division), or Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with two years working experience. 2 years (Full – Time)

5 years (Part – Time)

7.Master of Education in Curriculum, Instruction and Media Studies (Curriculum Development) Bachelor of Education (Arts or Science) or other relevant qualification from Institutions recognized by Rongo University Senate with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division), or second Class Honours (Lower Division) with two years working experience. 2 years (Full – Time)

5 years (Part – Time)

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE PROGRAMMES.

 

1.Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology

 

 

 

2. Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Communication and Technology.

 

3. Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum, Instructions and Media Studies.

 

4.Doctor of Philosophy in Early Childhood and Primary Education

 

5.Doctor of Philosophy in Planning & Economics of Education

 

6.Doctor of Philosophy Educational  Administration and Management

 

 

 

 

A Master’s degree in area of specialization relevant to the Programme. PhD applications must be submitted together with a research proposal in the area of interest.

 

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3 – 5 years (Full –Time)

4 – 6 years (Part – Time)

 

 

 

3 – 5 years (Full –Time)

4 – 6 years (Part – Time)

 

 

3 – 5 years (Full –Time)

4 – 6 years (Part – Time)

 

 

3 – 5 years (Full –Time)

4  – 6 years(Full – Time)

 

3 – 5 years (Full – Time)

4 – 6 years (Part – Time)

 

3– 5 years (Full – Time)

4        – 6 years(Part – Time)

 

School's Research

  1. List of Ongoing/ Completed PhD students and their Theses titles.
S/N0 Name ADM/No These Titles Remarks
1 Eliud Oure Oyoo. “Indicators of Mental Status of University Students at the Onset of Unrest: a Case of Kisii University, Kenya”.  

Graduated, 2017

2 Grace , Mboya Obuya “Students Perceptions of Psychological determinants of Juvenile delinquency in Secondary Schools in Homabay County” Graduated 2017
3 Lazarus Millan Okello “Principals’ Motivational Rewards on Retention: Case of Secondary School Teachers in Homabay County, Kenya”. Graduated, 2017.
4 Jenipher Ochola PES/9106/2014 “Online Psychotheray Practice in Teacher Training Colleges in the Lake Region, Kenya”. Department of Educational Psychology and Science”s
5 Sophia Ogalo PEA/1006/2014 “Stress of Leardership among Principals in Public Secondary Schools in Kisumu County, Kenya. Department of Management and Foundations
6 Sharon Onditi PEDH/9102/2014 “Selected Aspects as Predictors of Play – Based Activities in Public Pre School Curriculum Implementation in Homabay County, Kenya”. Educational Psychology and Sciences
7 Bether Kute PEA/1009/2014 “Contributions of Teacher Preparedness on the Provision of Students Safety in Emergency incidents in public secondary Schools in Kisumu County, Kenya. Department of Management and Foundations
8 Collins Oloo MEDH/1003/2014 “Influence of parental Involvement on Academic Performance of pupils in primary Schools in Karachuonyo South Sub County” Department of Educational Psychology and Sciences.
9 Dorothy Okayo MEDH/1020/2014 “An Examination of Childrens’ Behaviour Problem of Learning in Early Childhood Education in Rongo Sub County”.

 

 

Department of Educational Psychology and Science
10 Joshua Olela MECD/1010/2014 “Factors Affecting Supervision of Curriculum Implementation in Class Four in Public Primary Schools in Rongo Sub County”. CIM Department.
11 Martha Kiarie PEA/7513/2014 Moderating Effects of Instructional Leadership between School Environment and Academic Performance in Public Day School in Kisii County, Kenya. Department of Management and Foundations
12 Tom Omolo PES/7501/2014 Peceived Influence of Residential Destination on the Orphans in Selected Primary Schools in Homabay County”. Department of Educational Psychology
13 Hezekiah Omolo PEA/7512/2014 Principals’ Leardership Style and Their Influence on Students Academic Achivements in Public Secondary Schools in Migori County, Kenya. Department of Management and Foundations
14 Pauline Korir
15 Etshiano S. Hamisi PEA/9102/2014 “Home Based factors Influencing Students Performance in Mathematics in Public Secondar Schools in Migori County, Kenya. Department of Management and Foundations
16 Olunga T. Mboya PCI/9013/2014 “Implementation and Use of computers in English Language Teaching in Secondary School in Migori County. CIM Department
17 Oscar O. Owuonda PEA/1000/2014 “Teacher Performance Appraisal in Public Secondary Schools in Homabay County, Kenya”. Department of Management and Foundations
18 William Opere PEA/1010/2014 “Influence of Instructional Supervision on students’ Performance in K.C.S.E in Public Secondary Schools in Migori County, Kenya. Department of Management and Foundations
19. Patrick Lumumba PEA/1003/2014 “Tutors Perception of their Principals’ Leardership Style and their Effects on Organization Climate in the Lake of Kenya”. Department of Management and Foundations
20. Pamela Alabu PEA/1005/2014 “Principals’ Conflict Management Techniques and their Influence on Teacher Job Satisfaction in Selected Secondary Schools in Uriri Sub – County, Kenya”. Department of Management and Foundations
21 Odhong Mary A. PEA/7503/2014 Influence of Principals Public Relation Strategies on School Improvement in Public Secondary Schools in Migori county, Kenya. Department of Management and Foundations
22. Oguta Paul Alela PPE/9103/2014 “Influence of High School Teacher Quality in Determining Students’ Academic Achievement on Public Secondary School Education in Migori County, Kenya”. Department of Management and Foundations
23 Samwel Oketch PEA/1001/2014 “Strategic Managament on Academic Performance in Secondary Schools in Migori County”. Department of Management and Foundations
24 Langi Phoebe O. PEA/1004/2014 “Parental Involvement on School Management on their Children Academic Performance in Primary School in Migori County, Kenya”. Department of Management and Foundations
25 Meshack Nyagwa PEA/7502/2014 “Competence of High School Principals and its Impact on the Academic Performance of Students”. Department of Management and Foundations
26 Eveline Omollo PEA/6001/2015 “Implication of Administrators Motivation on Improvement of Students’ level of Academic Performance in Public Secondary School in Migori County, Kenya”. Department of Management and Foundations
27. Lynnete Rakiro PEA/6003/2015 “Effects of Socio – economic Factors on Career Progression Among Education Officers in Migori County, Kenya”. Department of Management and Foundations
28. Elizabeth Ogalo PEA/6004/2015 “Influence of School Culture on Students K.C.S.E Achievement in Public Secondary Schools in Migori county, Kenya”. Department of Management and Foundations
29. Paul Were PEA/6005/2015 “An Assessment of Performance contracting in Service Delivery in Secondary schools in Migori County, Kenya.”. Department of Management and Foundations
30. Samwel Orandi MEA/9202/2014 Teacher Related Factors and their Influence on Students Discipline in Secondary Schools in Suna East Sub County, Migori County”. Department of Management and Foundations
31 Michael Kanditi MED/1014/2014 “ Role of Heads of Department as Instructioal Leaders on Management of Public Secondary School in Rongo, Sub County, Migori County”. Department of Management and Foundations
32 Muma Hillary O. MEA/92/01/2014 “Delegation of Duty and its Influence on Secondary School Principals’ stress in Rachuonyo South Sub County, Kenya. Department of Management and Foundations
33 Syprine Aoko MED/1016/2014 ‘Influence of Students Councils Involvement on Management of Public Secondary Schools in Ndhiwa Sub Department of Management and Foundations
34 Hamlyne Motika MED/1015/2014 “Factors Affecting Implementation of Repetition Policy in Gucha South Sub County”. Department of Management and Foundations
35 Ouma Omito PCI/7509/2014 Readiness of Selected Public Primary Schools for the Uptake and Integration of Laptop Computers in Homa Bay County. CIM Department

Academic Programmes

First Year Course in School of Education

Contact Infomation

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