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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  • 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.

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

  • 2016: Attended Training- 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

  • 2013: Attended training on “Teaching Methodology” where the following was covered at K.U: Teaching Methodology, Setting of Examinations, Administration of Exams, Marking and Analysis of Scores
  • 2013: Attended a Training on Instructional Training-Riara University, Nairobi-Kenya

  • 2013: Attended a Presentation Conducted by Springer on “Publishing Scientific Research ‘at Kenyatta University-Kenya

  • 2008 : Attended AMREF Workshop on Development of Distance Education Learning Materials-Kenya Methodist University, 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 Guest Presenter in the Education Track Panel on “Does Gender Matter as Far as Earnings and Enrolment for TVET Graduates are concerned? During the Triple Helix Summit ICT and Data in Nairobi, 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, collaboration between Kenyatta University and 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.

  • 2014: Presented a Paper on Rates of Returns to Technical Education-Kenyatta University, Kenya

  • 2012 June: Presented a Paper on - Application of Research in Decision Making and Policy Formulation at Catholic University, Kenya.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 December 2017 12:20

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 Conference Dates4th -5th October 2018 

THEME: Educational Reforms and Technological Advancement: Enhancing Teacher Education, Training and Competence-based Learning

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Dissemination of Research Findings 26th May

Dr. Teresa Mwoma of Department of Early Childhood Studies will be presenting her research findings from a study funded by the Vice Chancellor’s research grant 2015/2016. The study was focusing on safety and security in preschools in the informal settlement: A case of Nairobi City County. The study was conducted in Nairobi informal settlements. Findings from the study will be disseminated to stakeholders in early childhood as well as scholars in Kenyatta University on 26th May 2017 at Kenyatta University BSSC room 12 starting at 10.30 am. Preliminary findings from the study were presented in the 4th annual early childhood development and education summit held in Mombasa from 13th to 17th March 2017.

4th Academic Seminar

The School of Education is planning to hold its 4th Academic Seminar on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th May 2017 at the College of Education & Lifelong Learning (Room 109) to provide space for awardees of the School's conference - related grants and time to share knowledge and experiences gained from their attendances locally and abroad.
The Seminar is designed to give opportunity to academic members of staff as well as young experienced researchers to model for our students and set good examples of how to engage in scholarly discourses. Our postgraduate students and their supervisors will have a forum to share their research work-in-progress from which they could get input for potential publications from their research by the time they are graduating.

The Guest Speaker will be Dr. Rhoda Gitonga who will address: Interactivity in Online Teaching & Learning in Higher Education.


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