Name:  Ndiritu John Kiruru

Department:  Educational Management, Policy & Curriculum Studies

Designation:  Lecturer

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Area of Specialization: Educational Planning, Economics of Education, Educational Policy

Research Interests: Education Finance,Strategic Planning, Quality in Education,Equity in Education

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Refereed Journals Papers

Consultancy And Project Reports

  • Fatuma, C. and Ndiritu, J. (2015) Communities Defining their Identities of Poverty – “We are Poor but we are not so poor…” : CICE Seminar Series – Tokyo, Japan 
  • Njihia, M. and Nderitu, J. 2014. The use and usefulness of school grants: lessons from Kenya. Joint IIEP-UNICEF project. IIEP Country Notes. Paris: IIEP-UNICEF
  • Njihia, M. and Nderitu, J. 2012. Decentralization in Education: Overcoming challenges and achieving success-the Kenyan experience. Joint IIEP-UNICEF project. IIEP Research Brief. Paris: IIEP-UNICEF
  • Other Books

  • Ndiritu, J. Gravenir, F., and Olembo, J. (2011). Optimal Size and Existence of Economies of Scale in Public Secondary Schools. Herstellung: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.KG. ISBN No. 978-3-8465-0911-1
  • Ndiritu, J. (2012). Determinants of Education Outputs in Secondary Schools. Herstellung: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.KG . ISBN 978-3-8473-7401-5
  • Ndiritu,, Nkonge, W. and Njihia, S. (2015). Plight of Alternative Primary Schools in Providing Basic Education. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.KG. ISBN No. 978-3-659-78446-0
  • Scholarly Presentations At Conferences/ Workshops/Seminars

  • October 2018: Presented a paper on: Hidden costs and their impact on students’ participation in Basic education, Rwanda during the 5th International Annual October Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning. Venue - Kenyatta University Conference Center, Nairobi-Kenya.
  • September 2018: Presented a paper on: Influence of teacher participation in decision making on their job motivation: A case of public secondary schools in Nyeri, Nairobi and Kajiado Counties- Kenya during the 3rd International Conference on Re-Weaving Education to Meet the Demands of the 21st Century. Venue Kenyatta University Conference Center, Nairobi-Kenya
  • September 2017: Presented a paper on: Internationalization of Doctoral Education in Public Universities: A case of Kenyatta University during the 9th Annual Conference of the Kenya Scholars & Studies Association (KESSA). Venue - Marriot Hotel, Atlanta- Georgia USA.
  • October 2016: Presented a paper on: Quality of Private Accommodation for Undergraduate Students in Kenya Public Universities during the 3rd International Annual October Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning. Venue - Kenyatta University Conference Center, Nairobi-Kenya.
  • May 2015: Presented a paper on: The use and usefulness of Free primary education grant: lessons from Kenya during the 2nd International Conference on Re-Engineering Education for Sustainable Development. Venue - Kenyatta University Conference Center, Nairobi-Kenya.
  • February 2012: Presented a paper on: Determinants of Educational Outputs in Secondary Schools in Kenya during the International Conference on Educational reforms and innovation in a globalized environment. Venue: Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya
  • Quality Teaching, Learning And Mentorship

  • Student evaluation: Evaluated and awarded a score of 98% Grade A during the 2013/2014 Academic year
  • Training in Higher Education
  • 1st February – 27th December: Trained on Education Sector Planning by International Institute for Educational Planning, IIEP/UNESCO –Paris. Award: Certificate
  • Trained on Financial Management and Budgeting in Education by International Institute for Educational Planning, IIEP/UNESCO) – Paris. Award: Certificate
  • 27th September – 19th November 2010: Trained on Cost Analysis in Education by International Institute for Educational Planning IIEP/UNESCO –Paris
  • 22nd to 29th March 2009: Trained on Uwezo National Assessment and tools for literacy and Numeracy by Uwezo Kenya and ASER India
  • 27th – 31st March 2017: Trained on Online assessment and support for teachers by Commonwealth of Learning
  • 27th JUNE 2016: Trained on Public procurement and disposal Act 2015 by Kenya Institute of Supplies Management.
  • 5th -7th June 2008: Trained on Qualitative data analysis by University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education.
  • 28th May and 14th November: Trained on Teaching Methodology by Centre for Teaching Excellence and Evaluation- Kenyatta University.
  • 26th – 29th June 2018: Trained on Teacher Training and Capacity Development for Peace-Building by UNESCO-IICBA, MOE and Kenyatta University.
  • 14th to 18th December 2010: Trained on Greenstone Digital Library Software by UNESCO and PHEA-ETI.
  • 3rd -5th March 2010: Trained on Research Capacity by Hiroshima University and Kenyatta University.

ADMINISTRATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Associate Dean /Chairperson of Department

  • 22nd November 2017 to date - Associate Dean, School of Education
  • 7th August 2014 to 21st November 2017- Chairman, Department of Educational Management, Policy & Curriculum Studies
  • April 2014 to 7th August 2014 - Acting Chairman, Department of Educational Management, Policy & Curriculum Studies

Chairperson of University Committee

  • July 2020 – Chairman: Committee to ascertain duplication of programmes and courses in the School of Public Health and Applied Science. Appointed by DVC (Academic)
  • December 2019 – Chairman: Committee to develop strategic plan for the Kenyatta University TVET Centre. Appointed by DVC (Academic)
  • October 2019 – Chairman: Session Chair during the Kenyatta University Biennial Research and Innovation Conference. Appointed by Registrar ( RIO)
  • May 2019 – Chairman: Committee initiate collaboration and structure 100% online teaching with Higher Ed Partners (HEP). Appointed by DVC (Academic)
  • November 2018 – Chairman: Committee on Tender Closing and Opening. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor
  • August 2018 – Chairman: Committee on Tender Closing and Opening. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor
  • May 2018 – Chairman: Committee on Tender Closing and Opening. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor
  • April 2018 – Chairman: Committee on Tender Closing and Opening. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor
  • January 2018 – Chairman: Committee to process tenders. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor
  • November 2016 – Chairman: Committee to process tenders. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor
  • May 2016 – Chairman: Committee to write a proposal on Raising Learning Outcomes. Appointed by DVC (RIO)
  • August 2015 – Chairman: Committee to develop the strategic plan for the Directorate of Teaching Practicum and Mentorship. Appointed by DVC (Academic)
  • August 2015 – Chairman: Committee to investigate the swapping of bodies at the Kenyatta University Funeral Home. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor
  • May 2014 – Chairman: Committee to develop a strategic plan for the Centre for International Programmes and Collaborations. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor

Membership of Senate/University Committee

  • April 2021- Member: Committee to review and harmonize progress of students allowed into Kenyatta University certificate, diploma and degree programmes
  • November 2020 – Member: Committee to investigate alleged case of discontinuation for Stephen Barkwang. Appointed by DVC (Academic).
  • November 2020 - Member: Committee to investigate an alleged case of plagiarism by Dr. Tom Marwa. Appointed by DVC (Academic).
  • February 2020 - Member: Committee to investigate the irregular submission of PhD thesis by Gyant Thakur. Appointed by DVC (Academic).
  • December 2019 - Member: Committee to write a proposal on Driving innovation and improved cost-effectiveness of the DFID PAMOJA Programme. Appointed by DVC (RIO).
  • November 2019 - Member: Committee to review the plagiarism policy. Appointed by DVC (Academic).
  • November 2019 – Member: Committee to audit elective units offered across academic programmes. Appointed by DVC (Academic).
  • August 2019 – Member: Committee to spearhead the KU-Safaricom Partnership. Appointed by DVC (Academic).
  • August 2019 – Member: Committee to investigate completion of PhD degree in less than the stipulated period as per policy. Appointed by DVC (Academic)
  • July 2019 – Member: Committee to address the quality of programmes at Kenyatta University. Appointed by DVC (Academic).
  • June 2019 – Member: Committee to develop a policy on postgraduate seminars organization and dissemination of research findings. Appointed by DVC (Academic).
  • May 2019 – Member: Committee to develop a corrective action plan in response to the ISO visit 5 surveillance audit findings. Appointed by DVC (Academic).
  • March 2019 – Member: Committee to review the policy on re-retake of units. Appointed by the Vice-Chancellor.
  • January 2019 – Member: Committee to address the problem of late commencement of lecturers at the beginning of each semester. Appointed by DVC (Academic).
  • September 2018 – Member: Committee to spearhead accreditation of certificate and diploma programmes by TVETA. Appointed by DVC (Academic).
  • August 2018 – Member: Committee to revise the 2016-2026 Kenyatta University Strategic and Vision Plan. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • June 2018 – Member: Committee on posting of “X” mark. Appointed by DVC (Academic).
  • April 2018 – Member: Committee to investigate the processing of post graduate projects and thesis in Mathematics Department. Appointed by DVC (Academic).
  • February 2018 – Member: Committee to write an expression of interest for the provision of teacher professional development (TPD) training and related programmes for registered teachers in Kenya. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • November 2017 – Member: Committee to develop a policy for Kenyatta University Hospital. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • September 2017 – Member: Curriculum committee for the Kakuma Secondary teacher education for the proposed Master Card Foundation Scholarship. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • April 2017 – Member: UNESCO Chairs Committee. Appointed by DVC (RIO).
  • March 2017 – Member: Committee to investigate an alleged plagiarism by a member of staff. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • October 2016 – Member: Committee to write a proposal on Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme. Appointed by DVC (RIO).
  • September 2016 – Member: Committee to formulate guidelines on appointment of teaching assistants. Appointed by DVC (Academic).
  • July 2016 – Member: Committee to prepare for the 6th African Regional Centre of Expertise Conference. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • February 2016 – Member: Technical Committee for harmonization of two programmes that train teachers of agriculture. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • December 2015 – Member: Committee to plan for the re-accreditation of the School of Law. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • October 2015 – Member: Committee to develop a chapter on Health Care Vision for the Kenyatta University Strategic and Vision plan 2015-2025. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • September 2015 – Member: Committee to facilitate the University bid for the production, assembly and distribution of digital devices for the Government’s digital learning project. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • August 2015 – Member: Tender Committee. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor
  • July 2015 – Member: Committee on rationalization of PhD and Master degree titles. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • July 2015 – Member: Committee to develop the curriculum on Chinese teacher training. Appointed by DVC (Academic).
  • July 2015 – Member: Committee to shortlist students for the Intra-Africa Semester abroad programme. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor
  • February 2015 – Member: Committee University Ranking. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • January 2015 – Member: Committee to develop the Kenyatta University Hospital Strategic plan. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • July 2014 – Member: Committee to finalize the Kenyatta University Hospital strategic plan. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • June 2014 – Member: Committee to write a proposal on guidelines and framework for teacher development programmes by Teacher Service Commission. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • June 2014 – Member: Committee on strategic planning and development of a corporate standard operating procedure for the Referral Hospital. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • January 2014 – Member: Committee to prepare a proposal on improving teacher performance and integrity for increased learning outcomes. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • October 2012 – Member: Committee to investigate a case of plagiarism. Appointed by DVC (Academic).

Membership of Departmental/School Committee

  • January 2019 – Member: Committee to write an expression of interest for the development of new staffing norms in Kenya for the Teachers Service Commission. Appointed by Dean, School of Education.
  • January 2018 – Member: Research Technical Team, School of Education. Appointed by Dean, School of Education.
  • February 2018 – Member: Committee to organize the 3rd Departmental International Conference. Appointed by Chairman, Department of Educational Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies.
  • September 2015 – Co-Chair: School of Education Annual October Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning. Appointed by the Dean, School of Education
  • October 2012 – Member: Postgraduate Committee, School of Education. Appointed by Dean, School of Education.

Other Responsibilities in The University

  • February 2013 – Board member: Kenyatta University Regional Centre for Capacity Development. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • October 2013 – Convenor: University team to spearhead Framework for Internationalization of Doctoral Education supported by Erasmus Mundus of the European Commission. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor.
  • January 2019 – Board member: School of Education Journal. Appointed by Dean, School of Education.

Community Engagement and Other Contributions

  • Attracting research and development funding
  • 16th September 2019: Wrote and won a grant proposal on: Management of communication disorder through community-based rehabilitation - Submitted to National Research Fund.
  • 4th November 2020: Wrote a grant proposal on: Strengthening in-service teacher mentorship and support in Kenya, Rwanda and Zimbabwe: A bottom up-strategy. Submitted to IDRC Canada.
  • 22nd January 2019: Wrote a grant proposal on: Developing new staffing norms in Kenya- Submitted to Teachers Service Commission.
  • 18th June 2018: Wrote a grant proposal on: Accreditation of service providers for teacher professional development (TPD) programme for registered teachers in Kenya- Submitted to Teachers Service Commission.
  • 20th May 2018: Wrote a grant proposal on: Learning and teaching education for sustainable development (ESD) and global citizenship education. – Submitted to UNESCO.

Community Service outreach

  • 24th April 2023 to date : Appointed as a Member of the Board of Nairobi Funeral Home (Formerly City Mortuary) Appointment by H.E Honorable Johnson Arthur Sakaja-The Governor of  Nairobi City County
  • 7th March 2022 to date: Appointed as a Member of the Board of Management Kalimoni Primary school- Appointed by Director of Education, Kiambu County.
  • 6th March 2019 to April 2022: Appointed as a Member of the Board of Management Kigwi Primary school- Appointed by Director of Education, Kiambu County.

Recognition/ Awards

  • 29th July 2020- Appreciated by the DVC (Academic) for successfully serving as a chairperson, Committee on structuring 100% online teaching in collaboration with Higher Education Partners (HEP) from USA.
  • 11th October 2015- Appreciated by Dean School of Education for successfully organizing the 2nd Edu Conference as a Co-Chair.
  • 7th October 2016- Appreciated by Dean School of Education for successfully organizing the 3rd Edu Conference as a Co-Chair.
  • 6th October 2017- Appreciated by Dean School of Education for successfully organizing the 4th Edu Conference as a Co-Chair.
  • 4th October 2019- Appreciated by Dean School of Education for successfully organizing the 6th Edu Conference as a Co-Chair.
  • 28th September 2015- Appreciated by Head of Council for Doctoral Education- European Commission for the contribution and success of FRINDOC Project
  • 27th May 2019 - Appreciated by Dean School of Education for overseeing the successful processing and presenting the results for semester 1 2018/2019.
  • 3rd March 2020 - Appreciated by Dean School of Education for overseeing the successful processing and presenting the results for semester 1 2019/2020.
  • 18th March 2016- Appreciated by the Vice Chancellor for the service offered as a Chairman of Department.
  • 1st October 2020 – Appreciated by the DVC (Academic) for successfully serving as a Chairman, Committee to ascertain duplication of programmes and courses.
  • 15th November 2019 – Appreciated by the DVC (Academic) for successfully serving as a Chairman, Committee on development of criteria for appointment of teaching practicum area coordinators.
  • 18th June 2012 – Appreciated by the Dean, School of Education for successfully serving in a committee to write the School strategic plan.
  • 10th November 2016– Appreciated by the DVC (Academic) for successfully serving as a member, Committee to develop guidelines for appointment of graduate and research assistants.
  • 7th June 2017 – Appreciated by the DVC (Academic) for successfully serving as a member, Committee to investigate the process of examining MBA projects in Graduate School.
  • 28th February 2013 – Appreciated by the Vice- Chancellor for successfully serving as a member, Committee to prepare the Self Assessment Institutional Report submitted to Commission for University
  • 3rd September 2019 – Appreciated by the Director, CTPDE for successfully participating in the May-August 2019 teaching practice.
  • 11th April 2012 – Appreciated by the Chairman Department of Educational Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies for successfully serving as a coordinator of EMP 403 unit.
  • 25th October 2019 – Appreciated by the DVC (RIO) for successfully serving as a Session Chairman during the 1st
  • Invitation to Chair a Session
  • 17th June 2015 – Invited by the European University Association to Chair a session during the FRINDOC Project launch at the Imperial College London.