Dr. Purity W Muthima

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Name: Purity W. Muthima
PhD, M.Ed, B.Ed
Education Management Policy and Curriculum Studies
Contact Address:
31, Endarasha
Area of Specialization:
Economics of Education & Educational Planning
Research Interests: 
Cost Benefit Analysis, Education & Gender and Social Issues & Labour Market Analysis

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  • 2019: Appointed as a member of a technical team to write proposal on Staffing Norms for TSC teachers in Kenya

  • 2018: Appointed as a member of the education team to write a technical proposal that we were awarded by Teachers Service Commission on ‘Provision of Teacher Professional Development (TPD) Training and Related Programmes for Registered Teachers in Kenya.

  • 2017(Feb): Trainer and Qualitative Data collector. Participated in the End line Survey on Evaluation and Enrolment Data Collection under Wasichana Wote Wasome Programme in Kilifi County under Women Education Research of Kenya, (WERK) in Kenya.

  • 2016(Nov): Participated as a Trainer and Interviewer in the Midline Survey on Evaluation and under Wasichana Wote Wasome Programme in Tana River County ,Women Education Research of Kenya,(WERK), Kenya.

  • 2016: Researcher- Research on an Assessment of the Production of Social Science Research by Universities and its Utilization by Policy Makers and Practitioners in Selected Counties, Ministries and SAGAs in Kenya by a team from Kenyatta University Researchers, Nairobi and Nandi County. Funded by Kenyatta University,

  • 2015: Consultant- Ongoing research on -Do Networks Work? Study of the Construction and Governance of Transnational Higher Education Research Collaborations in Kenya and Uganda, Universities, Funded by CODESTRIA

  • 2015: Research Assistant for Child Domestic Workers’ Survey (9TH – 14TH FEB. 2015) in Selected Counties in Kenya i.e in Kakamega County, Kenya. Funded by EU

  • 2013-2015: Researcher –Ph.D. Thesis on Private Rates of Return to Investment in Technical Education; Case of Manufacturing Industries in Thika Kiambu Kenya. Funded by Kenyatta University

  • 2013: Research Assistant (K.U & Mac Grill University) -on Effects of Housing to Safety of Children Violence and Housing Evaluation Project-Kenya (Oct-Nov 18) in Kenya.

  • 2018: Attended an International Higher Education in Emergencies & Crises Summer Schools from 10-21st September 2018 Convened jointly by UNHCR, Inzone and University of Geneva held at Kenyatta University and United Nations Office, Gigiri, Kenya

  • 2018: Attended a Workshop on Sustainability Practitioner Programme Presented by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in South Africa from 5th to 8th August 2018 at Intundla Game Lodge, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

  • 2018 July-Attended an Entrepreneurial Universities (CEPU) project Training on Heinnovate –DAAD

  • 2018 May 14th to 26th 2018: Attended a Work shop to develop and designs Competence Based Curriculum for Middle Schools at Masada Hotel, Naivasha –Kenya

  • 2018 April 23nd - 4th May: Attended a Work Shop to develop the Scope and Sequence Charts for the Competence Based Curriculum for Middle School at BaoBab Holiday Resort at Mombasa -Kenya

  • 2018 April 20th: Attended the ‘Kenya National Innovation Agency (KENIA)” Stakeholders Launch of its Strategic Plan at Nairobi Safari Club, Lillian Towers –Nairobi, Kenya

  • 2018 March: Attended a Training on ‘Women Empowerment in Entrepreneurship’ at the American Embassy Centre, Nairobi-Kenya

  • 2018Feb: Attended a UNHCR forum for ‘East Africa Regional Education in Emergencies Working Group 2017-2018 in Kenya.

  • 2018: Attended a Two day Workshop Training Workshop on Development of Interactive Modules at Kenyatta University, Kenya

  • 2018: Attended a half day Capacity Building Seminar for Kenyatta University Staff Mentors, Kenyatta University, Kenya

  • 2017: Trainer of Trainers-Trained Youths at Embu County under the Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) of Kenyatta University Programme Sponsored by UNESCO, Kenya

  • 2017: Attended and Participated at the Kenya National Innovation Agency Strategic Plan Stakeholders Forum and Recognition Ceremony for the 2016-Innovation Award Winners on Friday, 17th November, 2017 at Nairobi Safari Club, Lillian Towers, University Way, Nairobi Kenya.

  • 2017: Attended and Participated in Knowledge Sharing Forum for Practitioners in Peace Building and Academia as a Post Celebration Activity for the International World Day of Peace 26-27th September at Silver Spring Hotel, organized by UNESCO-KNATCOM Nairobi, Kenya.

  • 2017: Attended a Training on Publishing Connect: Author Workshop for Young Kenyatta University (KU) Researchers on 19th May, 2017, Elsevier Publishing Campus at Kenyatta University, Kenya.

  • 2017: Attended Workshop on “Online Assessment and Support Workshop For Teacher Educators Organized By Common Wealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada and Kenyatta University at Nairobi, March 27th -31 3017.Kenya

  • 2017: Trainer of Trainers -Trained Youths from Kisumu County under the Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP), Kenyatta University Programme Sponsored by UNESCO, Kenya

  • 2016: Attended Training for one Week- Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion (STEP) Course -Trainer of Trainers (TOT) -Collaboration between Kenyatta and Germany University, Kenya.

  • 2015, (4th to 6th Nov.) Attended 11th African Regional Workshop “The International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Theme: Advancing Research on Vulnerable Populations by Early- to Mid-Career Scholars in Africa- Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya

  • 2015 (26-30th Oct.): Attended a Workshop for Common Wealth Technology Integration for Teacher Training Faculties-Kenyatta University, Kenya

  • 2018: Attended ‘The International Quadra Helix Summit “on INNNOVATIONS4SDGs –Innovating for the Better Tomorrow ‘at the University of Nairobi Towers on 8th March 2018, Kenya.

  • 2017: Presented a Paper on ‘Refugees Experiences in the Use of Technology to Access Education in Kenya’ during the 4th International Annual October Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning 5th – 6th October, 2017 at Kenyatta University, Kenya

  • 2017: (4th to 6th April 2017), Presented a Paper as a Track Presenter in the Education Panel on “Does Gender Matter as Far as Earnings and Enrolment for TVET Graduates are concerned? During the Triple Helix Summit ICT and Data at the University of Nairobi Towers, Kenya


  • 2017: Presented a Paper on’ Cost Benefit Analysis of Technical Education in Kenya’ during the 12th International Conference on Education and Development in Bangkok, Thailand From 5th To 7th March 2017

  • 2016: Presented a Paper on “Which Way to go for Technical, Vocational Education and Training Graduates? White or Blue Collar Jobs? During the 3rd International Annual Conference on Education and Lifelong learning (6th -7th October 2016) at Kenyatta University, Kenya


  • 2016: Presented a Paper on Demand Factors Influencing for Distance Learning. Case of University of Nairobi External Degree Program, during the 1st Biennial Conference on the State of Higher Education in Kenya from Monday 22nd –Friday 26th August 2016 at Kenyatta University organized by Commission for University Education, Kenya.

  • 2015, 15TH OCT: Presented a Paper on “Relationship between Lifetime Earnings and Levels of Technical Education” during the 2nd Research Conference at Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Kenya.

  • 2015. 8TH OCT: Presented a Paper on ‘Why Invest in Technical Education at Higher levels?’ in the 2nd International Conference organized by the School of Education of - Kenyatta University, Kenya.


  • 2015 May: Presented a paper on ‘Female Participation in Engineering Courses in TVET’ during The 2nd International Conference on “Re- Engineering Education for Sustainable Development”- Kenyatta University, Kenya.

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