Prof. Ursulla Okoth

Professor of Education

Prof. Ursulla Okoth is an Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Educational Administration and Planning.

Areas of specialization

Educational Administration

Environmental Education

Community Development



Academic Background

Ph.D Educational Administration (2008), Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Nairobi) Instructional leadership role of head teachers in the implementation of secondary school Environmental Education in Siaya District, Kenya Supervisors: Prof. Genevieve Mwayuli (Catholic University of Eastern Africa) and Prof. Joseph Malusu, Prof. of Education, Kenyatta University / Mt. Kenya University

M. Ed Educational Administration (2000), University of Nairobi A study of the effects of leadership styles on performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education in Nairobi Province, Kenya Supervisor: Dr. Joshua A. Okumbe, Senior Lecturer of Educational Administration, University of Nairobi

B.Ed (Science) (1977), University of Nairobi Botany, Zoology and Education



Contact information

Mobile Tel: +254 728270486,

E-mail: OR

Recent publications

1. Antonine Obiero, Jeremiah Kalai, Ursulla Okoth (2018). Strategies Used in Maintaining Students' discipline in Public Secondary Schools in Nairobi County, Kenya. International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research (IJSSER). 3(11), 6346-6366, November 2018,

2. A Obiero, J Kalai, U Okoth (2018). Effect of Home Related Factors on Students Discipline in Public Secondary Schools in Nairobi County, Kenya. International Journal of Education and Social Science. 5 (10), 2415-1246 November 2018. ISSN 2410-5171 (Online),

3. SK Cheloti, UA Okoth, RN Obae ( 2018). Guidance and Counselling Strategy in Curbing Drug and Substance Abuse (DSA) in Schools; Effectiveness and Challenges to Head Teachers in Kenya

4. Okoth, U.A. 2018, Head teacher characteristics that influence curriculum implementation . European Scientific Journal (ESJ). 14 (19) 75-89, ISSN 1857-7881 Print, e-ISSN 1857-1731 July 2018

5. Okoth, U. A. (2018). Transformational Leadership Practices in Curriculum Implementation (Environmental Education) in Secondary Schools in Siaya County, Kenya. European Scientific Journal (ESJ), 14 (10), 320-331 ISSN: 1857 – 7881 (Print) e - ISSN 1857- 7431 April 2018 URL:

6. Mwangi, E.W.& Okoth, U.A. (2018). School Based Factors Influencing Pupils’ Discipline in Complimentary Primary Schools in Makadara Sub-County, Nairobi, Kenya. The International Journal of Science & Technoledge. ISSN 2321 – 919X Online: 6, (4) 78-83 April, 2018.

7. Ekirapa, A. F. &Okoth, U. A. ( 2018). Constituency bursary scheme for secondary schools in Kenya: Challenges of the constituency development fund (CDF). IMPACT. International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Literature (Impact: IJRHAL) IMPACT: IJRHAL; ISSN (P) : 2347-4564, E-ISSN : 2321-8878. 6 ( 3), 229-240, March 31st 2018

8. Etyang, P. P. & Okoth, U. A. (2018). Class Teachers’ Role in Maintaining Students’ Discipline In Secondary Schools in Teso South District, Kenya .International Journal of Human Resources Management (IJHRM): ISSN (Print)2319-4936; ISSN (Online)2319-4944, 7 ( 3) 1-8 April-May 2018