The University of Eldoret hosted a public lecture entitled “ENHANCING PROGRAMS’ QUALITY AND INNOVATION CAPABILITIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION TO DRIVE KENYA’S PROSPERITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN 21ST CENTURY”.
The lecture was given by Prof. Bosire Monari Mwebi, PhD, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Novascotia, Canada.
Biography: Prof. Bosire Monari Mwebi, PhD
Prof. Bosire Monari Mwebi is a tenured Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Prof. Mwebi is currently a UNICEF Technical Adviser and Lead Consultant for Kenya’s Basic Education curriculum reform, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development. A position he has held since September 2016.
Prof Mwebi completed his doctoral degree in the area of teacher education and a Masters in Administration of post-secondary education both obtained from University of Alberta, Canada. His undergraduate degree is in Economics and History obtained from University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Prior to becoming a university professor, for 15 years, he was a high school teacher, quality assurance officer, and education administrator in the Ministry of Education, Kenya.
Between July 2011 - June 2012, Prof. Mwebi was a visiting professor at Kenyatta University where he mentored faculty and graduate students. In 2015, he was a visiting professor at the Centre for Research For Teacher Education and Development (CRTED), University of Alberta.
In 2013 – 14 Prof Mwebi was a Director Education, International Centre for Humanitarian Affairs, Kenya Red Cross. In this position, Prof. Mwebi helped develop curriculums and introduced internationally accredited training programs.
For the last 14 years, Prof Mwebi has been a full time faculty of St. Francis Xavier University where he has taught both graduate and undergraduate programs. Since becoming a professor, he has been involved in developing curriculum programs that meet current/emerging 21st century knowledge, attitude, and skills including competence-based curriculum to support teaching and learning in Canada, Kenya and beyond.
Prof. Mwebi’s scholarly and research activities are in internationalization of teacher education, peer education in HIV prevention, gender factor in leadership of schools, 21st century teacher competencies, community service learning, art-based research, and narrative inquiry.
Prof. Mwebi has a solid background in research and dissemination with substantial grants won from university and external granting agencies. As a result of his research involvement, Prof Mwebi has published a number of articles in peer-refereed journals, made many presentations in peer-refereed conferences at national and international levels. These publications have advanced knowledge both in the academy and scholarly fields, in education policy, teacher education, and curriculum reforms.
Prof Mwebi has been a recipient of annual St. Francis Xavier University Research Publication (academic) Awards.
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