dr purity 2016

Name: Purity W. Muthima
PhD, M.Ed, B.Ed
Education Management Policy and Curriculum Studies
Contact Address:
31, Endarasha
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Area of Specialization:
Economics of Education & Educational Planning
Research Interests:
TVET & STEM,Education Quality,Gender ,Skilling ,Mentorship ,Economic Empowerment , Entrepreneurship ,labour Market Analysis , Returns to Education to investment


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  • Muthima, P., et. al., (2023). An Assessment of the Impact of the STEM-Kenya Mentorship Program on Career Choice and Employment of Young Women in Kenya. Nairobi: Journal of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO 958-7999, Vol. 3 (1) 2023. ISSN 2958-7999, Vol. 3 No. 1 (2023): Journal of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO
  • Damaris Kariuki, Purity Muthima & Daniel Otieno (2023). Competence-Based Curriculum and E-Learning in Higher Education. Book Chapter 6.https://www.igiglobal.com/book/competence-based-curriculum-learning-higher/302624
  • Francis Gachanja, Linet Njembe Makazi,Dr. Wagaki Gicheru, Purity Muthima, Nobert Boruett,Solomon Kilaha,Jane Achola,Marsellah Ogendo,Sammy Barasa,Kennedy Omwaka,Samuel M. Mwangi,Dr. Nyawira Mwangi,Ondari. D. Mogeni (2022). Feasibility and effectiveness of Peer assessment in improving Formative feedback among Higher Diploma students at the Kenya Medical Training College: Study Protocol for a Cluster Randomised Control Trial. Manuscript ID: 35833 – 91202022080613. Submitted as a Study protocol .Kenya Medical Training College. (Health system development)Journal:Pan African Medical Journal; Date submission started: 08 Jun 2022.
  • Mwangi, Mutwiri, Muthima (2022) .Academic Voices : A Conversation on New Approaches to Teaching and Learning in the Post-COVID World-Towards Authentic Assessment in Higher Education : Lessons Learnt . Book Chapter Pages 405-415: Elsevier Ltd.
  • Purity Muthima (2022): A Standard Paper Article on Apprenticeship and Internship as ways of tackling unemployment in Kenya . April 25th
  • Nthuku, Muthima, Mungai (2021). Institutional Challenges and their Influence on Female Enrolment in Public Technical Institutions in Kenya: Case of Kakamega County. Kenya. Journal of the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO Volume 159 . Kenya Literature Bureau
  • Kiplangat, T., & Muthima, P. (2020). Awareness Levels of Existing Sources of Funding for Vocational Training in Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya. IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education (IOSR-JRME), 10(2), 2020, 31-37.
  • Muthima, Purity & Njoroge, Rose (2020). Student-Refugees Experiences in the Use of Technology to Access Education in Kenya. The International Research Journal “International Researchers” Volume No.9 Issue No.2 June, 2020
  • Kiplangat, Terwes., & Muthima, Purity (2020). Does Government Policies Contribute to Enrolment in Vocational Training Centres in Kenya? The International Research Journal “International Researchers” Volume No.9 Issue No.2 June, 2020
  • Purity Muthima: Daily Nation newspaper Articles (2020) ‘Big too, Need Parents’ during the Covid period. Kenya
  • Research Report: Assessment of the Production of Social Science Research by Universities and its Utilization by Policy Makers and Practitioners in Selected Counties in Kenya -2019
  • Ngugi, M., & Muthima, P. (2017). Female Participation in Technical, Vocational Education and Training Institutions (TVET) Subsector: The Kenyan Experience: Public Policy and Administration Research iiste.org ISSN 2224-5731(Paper) ISSN 2225-0972(Online) Vol.7, No.4, 2017
  • Muthima, P., Rugar, T. & Ogeta, N. (2016). “Why Invest at Higher Levels of Technical Education “Conference Proceedings /Working Papers Volume 2 during the 2nd International Annual October School of Education Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning ISBN 978-9966-083-45-6
  • Muthima, Purity (2017). Alternative Method of Study. Lambert Publishers
  • Muthima (2020). Education Finance Lecture Module. Kenyatta University- 2020
  • Muthima, Purity et al. (2010): Lectures Modules for Kenya Methodist University in Planning &Economics of Education, Curriculum Development & Evaluation Education leadership and Management and Research Methods in Education. Meru: Kenya Methodist university,Kenya.


  • Reviewer: Kenya University Women Economic Empowerment Hub (KUWEE) Hub Conference Abstracts, June 2022
  • Reviewer : UNESCO –KNATCOM Journal Articles -2021
  • Reviewer: Global Effort on COVID-19 (GECO):- Health Research Competition. Social Science proposals for Funding –
  • Reviewer: Msingi Bora Journal: -Articles for Publication .Department of Educational Foundations, School of Education; Kenyatta university -2020.
  • Scientific Committee Reviewer: - Full Papers for Publication during the 13th Annual Education and Development Conference (EDC) that took place from 5-7 March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand- 2018.
  • Reviewer: Abstracts for the Conference hosted by the Department of Education Management Policy and Curriculum Studies, Kenyatta University, Kenya-2018.
  • Reviewer: ‘First National Research Fund (NRF) Multidisciplinary Proposals’ for funding at the Safari Club Nairobi, Kenya- 2016.
  • Curriculum Review : Economics of Education and Educational Planning Units : Kenyatta University -2019
  • Curriculum Development: Education Undergraduate and Postgraduate Units.  Kenya Methodist University Educational Courses approved by Commission for University of Kenya in 2008-2009.



  • Consultancy : Co-Lead-consultant in developing Policy Briefs for the Values and Life Skills Working Group (VaLi)-ZIZI Afrique,2023 about TVET Trainers.
  • Co-PI: Strengthening Instructional Leadership Capacity for Practitioner-Oriented and Technology-Mediated Educational Research to Support Student Learning. Global Innovation Fund-2022
  • Researcher: Feasibility and effectiveness of peer assessment in improving formative feedback among higher diploma students at the Kenya Medical Training College: study protocol for a cluster randomized control trial. Kenya 2021
  • Principal Investigator: Evaluating a study titled ‘Impact of Apprenticeship (KYEOP), Internship (PSIP) and Mentorship (STEMKenya) on Employment of Young Women in Kenya,” For what works for Women Economic Empowerment in Kenya. Bill and Melinda Gates-2020
  • Consultant-. Provision of Teacher Professional Development (TPD) Training and Related Programmes for Registered Teachers in Kenya by Teachers Service Commission. Education researchers from Kenyatta University -TSC Kenya 2021
  • Researcher: - “Assessment of the Production of Social Science Research by Universities and its Utilization by Policy Makers and Practitioners in Selected Counties, Ministries and Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGAs) in Kenya, Funded by Kenyatta University Vice Chancellors Grant , 2016-2019.
  • Trainer and Qualitative Data Collector: Mid & End line Survey Evaluations of ‘Wasichana Wote Wasome (Let all Girls Read) Programme in Kenya (eg Tana River & Kilifi County’) under Women Education Researchers of Kenya. (2016 & 2017).
  • Consultant: - ‘Do Networks Work? Study of the Construction and Governance of Transnational Higher Education Research Collaborations in Kenya and Ugandan UniversitiesFunded by CODESTRIA-2015
  • Researcher (Ph.D. Thesis): - Private Rates of Return to Investment in Technical Education; Case of Manufacturing Industries in Thika, Kiambu -Kenya. Funded by Kenyatta University -2015
  • Research Assistant: - Child Domestic Workers’ Survey in Selected Counties in Kenya, (eg Kakamega, Nairobi County, Funded by EU -
  • Research Assistant: – “Effects of Housing to Safety of Children Violence and Housing Evaluation Project in Kenya’. A collaboration between Kenyatta University & Mac Grill University-2013


  Outside Kenya 

  • Presenter: Presented study findings on, “Impact of Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Apprenticeship Program on Employment of Young Women in Kenya” during the KESSA conference under the theme ,Leveraging Partnerships for Development: The Role of the Kenyan Diaspora in Nation Building in Atlanta Georgia, September 8-9th 2023
  • Participant: Participated in the National Early Child hood Development (ECD) Stakeholders Conference held on 17th-19th July 2023 at Stegra Hotel, Turkana County Kenya, 2023
  • Participant: Selected and invited to attend the African Economic Research Consortium Workshop on Financing Human Capital Investment Workshop under the Collaborative Research Programme held on April 3rd- 5th, 2023 at the Protea Hotel in Kampala, Uganda, 2023.
  • Participant: Invited Guest Presenter during the 27th – 29th July 2022 on Microsoft Teams during the STEM-ERA Conference, South Africa. 2022
  • Participant: 1ST International Women's Economic Empowerment Conference that was held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi from 6th to 8th July, 2022- Kenya
  • Key Note Speaker : Key Note Speaker Certificate University of Mindanao-Tagum College during the 1st International Research Conference for Graduate School and 2nd International Undergraduate Multidisciplinary Research Conference on June 22-24, 2022 Philippine.
  • Participant : Attended the Theological Conference held at WOGECT centre from 20th to 23rd September under the theme “ Considering our ways Theologically ” Mombasa ,Kenya -2022
  • Presenter: Presented a “Project Plan for Doctoral Supervision” during the First Dialogue on Innovation Higher Education Strategies (DIES) and Centre for Research on Evaluation Science and Technology (CREST) Alumni Networking Meeting for African Doctoral supervision in Stellenbosch University, South Africa-2019.
  • Participant: Study Tour on Start-up Development via Collaboration for Entrepreneurial Universities (CEPU), Leipzig University , Germany-2019
  • Presenter: Research in Education: Challenges and Opportunities” Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Education Fellow. Bayero University ,Kano (BUK) Nigeria-2018
  • Presenter: -Presented a Paper on’ Cost Benefit Analysis of Technical Education in Kenya’ during the 12th International Conference on Education and Development in Bangkok, Thailand, 5th -7th March, 2017
  • Participant : -Workshop on Sustainability Practitioner Programme Presented by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership at Intundla Game Lodge, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, 5th to 8th August, 2018:
  • Participant:- Participated in an online Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) Conference in South Africa ,2020
  • Participant : International Conference on Entrepreneurial Universities in Africa held at Mwai Kibaki Hall Mt Kenya university ,Kenya 2021
  • Participant: School of Education International Annual October Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning on Education and Dynamicity –Kenya-2021
  • Participant : Virtual Conference Southern African Research & Innovation Management Association (SARIMA)-South Africa -2020
  • Participant: - The International Quadra Helix Summit “on INNNOVATIONS4SDGs –Innovating for the Better Tomorrow ‘at the University of Nairobi Towers Kenya- 2018.
  • Presenter: - Knowledge Sharing Forum for Practitioners in Peace Building and Academia as a Post Celebration Activity for the International World Day of Peace 26-27th(A case of Borderless higher education for refugees program)at Silver Spring Hotel. Organized by UNESCO-KNATCOM Nairobi, Kenya- 2017.
  • Presenter: - 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 at Kenyatta University, Kenya -
  • Education Track Presenter: - “Does Gender Matter as Far as Earnings and Enrolment for TVET Graduates are concerned? During the Triple Helix Summit ICT and Data Summit at the University of Nairobi Towers, Kenya -
  • Presenter:-“Which Way to go for Technical, Vocational Education and Training Graduates (TVET)? White or Blue Collar Jobs? During the 3rd International Annual Conference on Education and Lifelong learning at Kenyatta University, Kenya -2016
  • Presenter: -Relationship between Lifetime Earnings and Levels of Technical Education” during the 2nd Research Conference at Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Kenya-
  • Presenter:- ‘Female Participation in Engineering Courses in TVET’ during The 2nd International Conference on “Re- Engineering Education for Sustainable Development” at Kenyatta University, Kenya -2015
  • Presenter :- “Application of Research in Decision Making and Policy Formulation in Kenya, at Catholic University, Kenya- 2012


  • Kenyatta University Mentor: Participated in a blended staff mentor’s seminar on 25th July, 2023 on "Effective Holistic Mentorship." BSSC, Kenyatta University, Kenya 2023.
  • WERK Mentor: Mentored and trained Eldoret National Polytechnic Young Emerging Women Leaders under Women Education Researchers of Kenya (WERK) with an objective of “Strengthening Leadership, Management and Programming Capacity WERK Project-2022

  • Kenyatta University Staff Mentor: - Mentoring Kenyatta University Students under the Directorate of Mentorship and Career Guidance Program. 2011 to date
  • Actil Mentor: - Mentoring young Female Scholars under African Center for Transformational, innovation and Leadership (ACTIL) Program. Kenyatta University 2020 to date
  • MK-Africa Mentor :-#MyLittleBigThing Mentorship Program for SDGs Innovation Winners – MK-Africa -2020
  • KU TP Mentor and Supervisor -Kenyatta University Teaching Practicum & Mentorship Program –Kenyatta University 2011-2019
  • Participant : Training on Mentoring Young Emerging Women Leaders with An objective of “Strengthening Leadership, Management and Programming Capacity of Women Education Researchers of Kenya -WERK Project-2021
  • Participant:-Training on Transformational Leadership for African Centre for Transformational Innovation & Leadership (ACTIL) Mentors & Mentees. Kenyatta University: Kenya-25th to 29th January 2021.
  • Participant:-Participated in a Training of Trainers Facilitated Workshop for Staff Mentors and Growing Leaders Facilitators by Rev. Dr. Patricia Bombard of DePaul University and other Resource Persons from Tangaza University College held at Kenyatta University BSSC Room 12. Kenya - 7th November, 2019


  • Participant : Participated in a two –day staff training conducted by Kenyatta university Directorate of wellness and Rehabilitation Services on the 16-17th February , 2023, KU, Kenya, 2023
  • Participant:-Non communicable diseases (blood pressure, hypertension, cancers), stress management, HIV prevention, Alcohol & Drug abuse prevention sensitization management at Kenyatta University BSSC. Kenya- from 9th to 10th February 2021.
  • Participant:-Participated in a Training Workshop on Administration of Mental Health Screening Tools held at Kenyatta University BSSC Room149. Kenya- 14th and 15th August, 2019.
  • Participant:-11th African Regional Workshop “The International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD), Themed “Advancing Research on Vulnerable Populations by Early- to Mid-Career Scholars in Africa” at Kenyatta University KUCC, Kenya from 4th to 6th Nov 2015.