Department of Educational Administration & Planning

Annual Report 2012

1. Introduction

The Department of Educational Administration and Planning is one of the Five (5) departments in the school of Education, College of Education External Studies. Its main mandate is to prepare educational Planners, Managers and Administrators. It also prepares Curriculum Developers, and has moved towards addressing issues of disasters through Education in Emergencies.

2.  Courses Offered

The department offers Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral Programmes in the areas of: Educational Management and Administration, Curriculum Studies, Educational Planning and Economics of Education.                                                                         

Two new specializations were introduced at Masters Level, Education in Emergencies and Corporate Governance.

3.  Student Enrollment at Post Graduate Level

A.  M.Ed Students


Evening (part Time)            Regular (Full time)              School Based           Total


17                                       20                                         550                        587



B.  PhD Programme 70 students.

4.  International Links and Collaborations

The department has a link with International Rescue Committee (IRC), a humanitarian organization. Through the project, the department has developed an innovative Masters Programme, ‘Education in Emergencies.’

5.  Publications for the year

Individual Lecturers have published as Follows

Author                 Date Title                                                     Publisher     Place of


Dr. Ursula Achieng 2011  Environmental Education: Headteachers’ The Fountain    Nairobi

Instructional leadership in implementation


Dr. Grace Nyagah  2010   The Status of Drug Addiction                  The Fountain   Nairobi

 Rehabilitation Programmes

 in Keya: A Case of Asumbi

 Treatment Centre.

Dr. Jeremiah Kalai 2010   Expansion of university education           Digest Journal  Nairobi

 in Kenya: The twin Challenge of

balancing access and quality-

submitted to Kenya Institute of


Dr. Rosemary Imonje 2010   “The youth Polytechnic Programme    VDM Publishing House                                in the context of the  education system   ISBN No. 78-3-639-  


6.  Consultancies and Research Activities

  • Dr. Grace Nyagah; Evaluated the B.Ed Science Curriculum for Kenya Methodist University on behalf of the Commission for Higher Education.
  • Dr. Ibrahim Khatete; Lead researcher (Rift Valley) during evaluation of School Infrastructure Implementation Projects in Primary Schools in Kenya – By Ministry of Education. 25th October – 6th November, 2010.

7.  Number of Graduands

The number of graduands at Masters level increases tremendously from 113 the previous year (2011) to 169 in 2012.  At PhD level, two candidates graduated.

8.  Papers presented

  • Dr. Grace Nyagah co-presented a paper with Dr. Loise Gichuhi and Dr. Mary Mendenhall, at Chicago, USA IN THE  Comparative and International Society Conference (CIES);  Innovation of Education in Emergencies Programme between University of Nairobi and an NGO International Rescue Committee (IRC).
  • Dr. Ibrahim Khatete; Education Management Society of Kenya Workshop at Migori Teachers Training College 12th – 14th February, 2010, Paper Title: “Influence of Ban of Corporal punishment in the level of student discipline in secondary schools in Kenya.”
  • Dr. Jeremiah Kalai; Education Management Society of Kenya Workshop at Migori Teachers Training College 12th – 14th February, 2010, Paper Title: “Determinants of Secondary School Head Teachers’ Management Practices and their Implications for in-service training in Kitui and Machakos Districts, Kenya.”

Other Activities

  • Dr. Grace Nyagah attended the Management Development Workshop (MADEV III) IN Botswana for Senior Managers in the Universities; offered by the Association of
  • African Universities (AAU).  May 24th – 4th June 2010
  • Dr. Grace Nyagah; Dr. Loise Gichuhi; Mrs. Rosemary Imonje and Ms.Caroline Ndirangu
  • Attended the technical Workshop on Teacher Management for Sub-Saharan Africa, Nairobi; By the World Bank. February 17th -19th, 2010.
  • The department, through the Educational in Emergencies project organized the following
  • Field visit to Dadaab Refugee Camp for Three (3) members of the School. (11th -13th October 2010)
  • A workshop on Sexual and Gender based Violence, where 15 members participated. 26th -30th July 2010.