Message from the Head of department

Dr. Stephen Kioko
Head of Department

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology (KWUST). It is a fully chartered university committed to scholarly excellence through teaching, learning, and research as well as developing fully-rounded graduates in all areas of human life.

The School of Education has made a significant contribution to the training of teachers with a focus on self and societal transformation. Teachers play an indispensable part in the development of society by teaching, learning and nurturing individuals. The School of Education has made significant strides in this direction since its inception in 2018. From the first nucleus of eight students, the school has now grown to over five hundred students. The majority of the students are government sponsored and with also a number as self-sponsored.

The School of Education is committed to excellence in teaching and learning as well as practical-oriented learning in producing dynamic teachers who fit in our ever-changing society. Towards this excellence, the school has qualified staff in all the various disciplines and specializations. Currently, the school has twelve qualified staff seven of whom have fully obtained their PhDs with the rest near completion. The staff are specialists in areas such as English, Literature; Kiswahili; Geography; History; Educational Psychology and Curriculum Development; Religion/Theology; Mathematics and Business.

In being practical, the School combines both learner and student-centered approaches to learning. With courses like moral development on offer and with the guidance given by lecturers in class, the school endeavors to produce well-rounded graduates who are not only knowledgeable but morally upright.

Currently the School of Education Bachelor of Education (Arts) degree programme. The Bachelor of Education arts has several specializations. Currently, we have eight specializations in English, Literature, Mathematics, Business Administration, Geography; Kiswahili; Christian Religious Education and History. Out of this, various specializations are done such as Mathematics and Business; Mathematics and Geography; Christian Religious Education and Kiswahili and such related combinations.

In meeting the scientific part of education, a new program; Bachelor of Education (Science) has been developed and will be rolled out in the course of the year 2023. It will comprise subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science. It will feature modern laboratories fully equipped for effective teaching and learning process.

Further, the School of Education in conjunction with the library has sourced books and journals and relevant materials for effective teaching and learning. New books are added are new Journal links updated to ensure relevancy.

The School is driven by academic excellence with a view of producing teachers who meet the educational and social needs of high school education, a number of steps have been taken. One is periodical training of lecturers on Curriculum Based Competency. We have done the first initial training and the second one is in pipeline. Two, giving critical assignments that evoke critical thinking and research. Three, placing and thoroughly assessing students during their teaching practice (TP) to ensure competency in teaching. Four guidance and counseling within and outside the classroom setting.

Besides the curriculum aspects, the School also encourages students to get involved in various clubs such as the debate and drama club which are vital in cushioning the various talents of the students. Students are also encouraged to get involved in sports. The School in conjunction with the sports department is initiating a program for students talented in sports to be trained as coaches for the various games of interest. This will give them an added advantage in the field.

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Bachelor of Education (Arts)

The Bachelor of Education (Arts) Programme seeks to equip teachers with knowledge, skills and values to help them become competent teachers and student mentors and models in learning institutions. It also offers learning and training in several career options such as research, leadership and management of institutions including learning institutions and non- governmental organisations.

The philosophy of the programme

The Bachelor of Education (Arts) programme is based on the conviction and belief that it is necessary to nurture professional teachers of high integrity, and who are morally and ethically upright. The programme is also guided by an appreciation of producing teachers who are critical and creative in their thinking as they respond to issues in a dynamic world.


Further, the programme is based on the conviction that it is important to produce teachers who are capable of making learning interesting and enjoyable and who are patriotic and committed in the implementation of education policies in the constitution, promotion of national cohesion and capable of solving societal problems with high standards of responsibility.


In line with the philosophy of the institution, the B.Ed (Arts) Programme is designed to allow for creativity, innovativeness and responsiveness to the rapidly changing market demands and needs of the society. Further, the B.Ed (Arts) programme is based on the conviction to expand opportunities for higher education in the scientific and technological fields to women in Kenya and the rest of the world in an environment that promotes the full and holistic development of the individual as a responsible member of the community through academic pursuit and the promotion of self – discipline.


The programme is also based on the conviction that a sound teacher education course should be able to yield quality teaching and is a product of a teacher who is progressive in their perspective towards the instructional process and values professional development.

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