Senior Lecturer

 Dr. Wycliffe Amukowa, PhD

REGISTRAR (RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND LINKAGES)

 

PROFILE

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

2008-2010: Department of Educational Foundations, University of Nairobi. Qualification:  Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education.

 

2001-2006: Department of Educational Foundations. Kenyatta University. Qualification: Master in Education (Philosophy of Education)

 

1995-1999:  Kenyatta University. Qualification: Bachelor of Education (Arts) First Class)

 

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

26th November 2013: Higher Education Pedagogical Skills: Institute for Capacity Building/Mount Kenya University

2nd -4th July 2009: Peace building: The United Young Network of Young Peace builders-Netherlands

July 2007, April 2008 &May 2008: Multilateral Diplomacy: United States International University/ Kenya Foreign Service.

19th May-23rd 2008: Integrity Assurance Officer: Ethics And Anti-Corruptions Commission

4th June-24th August 2007: Intensive Immersion in Foreign Service. Kenya Institute of Administration (Now Kenya School of Government)

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2018: Machakos University. Ag. Registrar (Research, Innovation and Linkages)

2016-Present: Machakos University. Senior Lecturer

2013: 2015: Mount Kenya University. Senior Lecturer

 

OTHERS

2008: 2010: Government of Kenya. Alternate Permanent Kenya’s Alternative Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) – The Chemical Weapon Convention (CWC), The Hague, The Kingdoms of The Netherlands.

2008: 2010: Government of Kenya. Kenya’s Permanent Delegate to the International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague, The Kingdoms of The Netherlands.

2008: 2010: Government of Kenya. Kenya’s Permanent Delegate to The International Court Justice (ICJ), The Hague, The Kingdoms of The Netherlands

2007:2007: Government of Kenya. Kenya’s Advisor to The United Nation, at 62nd Session of the General Assembly, New York, USA.

2007: 2010: Government of Kenya. 3rd Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2005:2007: Upper Nile Fishing Aid (UNIFA), Bentiu Emergency Development & Presbyterian Relief Development Agency. Project coordinator and Consultant.

2000: 2005: Kenyatta University. Graduate Assistant

 

ADMNISTRATIVE POSITIONS HELD (CURRENT AND/OR PREVIOUSLY HELD)

2015: Present: The Proposed Royal International University Chairman, Council.

2013: 2015: Mount Kenya University. Director, School-based Programmes

2013:2013: Mount Kenya University. Deputy Director, School-based Programmes

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL BODY(IES)

 

Name of Body Category Year Joined Current Status
The Philosophy Association of Kenya Member 2010 In force
American Association of International Researchers Member 2013 In force
The Fountain Journal of the University of Nairobi Member 2011 In force
International Editorial Board of The Beder University Journal of Education al Sciences Member 2013 In force
International Editorial Board of the Academic Interdisplinary Journal Studies (ISSN 2281-4612 (Online) ISSN 2281-3993 (Print).  Sapienza University Of Rome, Italy) Member 2013 In force
International Editorial Board of The International Journal of Social Sciences (ISSN.  23054557.) Member 2013 In force
Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. ISSN 2039-9340 (print) ISSN 2039-2117 (online). Sapienza University of Rome, Italy Peer Reviewer 2013 In force
The International Journal of Social Sciences. ISSN. 23054557. Peer Reviewer 2013 In force
American International Journal of Contemporary Research. ISSN 2162-139X (Print), ISSN 2162143X (Online). Peer Reviewer 2013 In force

 

 PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REFEREED JOURNALS

 

Authors Year Title Name of Journal ISBN/ISSN Reference No.
1. Wycliffe Amukowa 2014 A Dialectical Justification of Inclusion of Ignorance in the Definition of Education Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 5, No. 5

ISSN 2039-9340 (print) ISSN 2039-2117 (online).
2. Wycliffe Amukowa 2013 Against Narration Sickness in Higher Education: Implications of Paulo Freire’s Banking Concept of Education on Achievement of University Education Objectives in Kenya in the light of the Universities Act 2012 Journal of Educational and Social Research

Volume 3, No. 2

 

ISSN 2239-978X (Print) ISSN22400524 (Online).
3. Wycliffe Amukowa 2013 The Challenges of Anti-Corruption Initiatives: Reflections on Strategies of the Defunct Kenya’s Anti-Corruption Commission. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 4, No. 2

ISSN 2039-9340 (print) ISSN 2039-2117 (online).
4. Wycliffe Amukowa 2013 When Did God Create Hell? Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Volume 2, No. 2 ISSN 2281-4612 (online) ISSN 2281-3993 (print).
5. Wycliffe Amukowa, 2013 A Call to Reform Secondary Schools in Kenya American International Journal of Contemporary Research. Volume 3, No.1 ISSN 2162-139X (Print), ISSN 2162143X (Online).
 

6. Wycliffe Amukowa

 

2013

Conceptualizing Public Service Equity and Equality in Kenya: Towards Zero Unemployment International J. Soc. Sci. & Education

Vol.3 Issue 4

 ISSN: 2223-4934 E and 2227-393X Print
 

7. Wycliffe Amukowa

 

(2013)

The 21st Century Educated Mount Kenya University Graduate and its Implications for the Practice of Higher Education. International Journal of Social Sciences &Education 2013 Vol.3 Issue 3, ISSN: 2223-4934 E and2227-393X Print.
 

8. Wycliffe Amukowa , Samson Gunga & Caroline Ayuya

 

2013

Can Education System be Repaired? Ideological Dearth in Kenya’s Educational Practice and its Implications for Reforms in the Education Sector. Journal of Educational and Social Research

Volume 3, No.2

ISSN 2239-978X (Print) ISSN22400524

(Online).

 

9. Wycliffe Amukowa & Jeremiah Atancha

 

2013

Kenya’s Political Regime in Need of a Humanizing Pedagogy: what to Learn from

Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed

American International Journal of Contemporary Research.

Volume 3, No. 7

 

ISSN 2162-139X (Print), ISSN 2162143X (Online).

10. Amukowa  Wycliffe & Atancha o. Jeremiah 2013 The Tyranny of Numbers and Ethnic political patronage in Kenya: Lessons from the United States of America’s Electoral College Vote Process. The International Journal of Social Sciences. Vol.9.

 

 

ISSN. 23054557.

 

11. Amukowa Wycliffe & Atancha o. Jeremiah

 

2013

The Vanishing Essence of Universities of Science and Technology in Kenya: The Role of a University in Changing the World.  

Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Vol. 2, No. 2

 

 

ISSN 2281-4612 (online) ISSN 2281-3993 (print).

 

12.Wycliffe Amukowa & Caroline Ayuya

 

2013

The 21st Century Educated African Person and the Loss of Africans’ Educational Identity: Towards an Afro Education Model Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Volume 2, No.1

ISSN 2281-4612 (online) ISSN 2281-3993 (print).
 

13.Wycliffe Amukowa & Samson Gunga,

 

2013

The Role of Anti-Corruption Education in the Light of Aristotelian Concept of Akrasia: An Epistemic Inquiry into the Anti-corruption Initiatives in Kenya.”  

Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 4,

 

 

ISSN 2039-9340 (print) ISSN 2039-2117 (online).

 

14. Amukowa Wycliffe &Ayuya, Caroline.

 

2013

Leveraging Science, Technology and Innovation for National Development in the light of the Emerging Universities of Science and Technology in Kenya.  

Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 4 No 2

 

 

 

ISSN 2039-9340 (print) ISSN 2039-2117 (online).

 

15. Amukowa, Wycliffe. Gunga, Samson. O & Ayuya, Caroline.

 

2013

Can Education System be Repaired? Ideological Dearth in Kenya’s Educational Practice and its Implications for Reforms in the Education Sector. Journal of Educational and Social Research. . Vol. 3 (2)

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ISSN 2239-978X (Print) ISSN22400524(Online)
16. Wycliffe Amukowa , Samson Gunga & Henry Embeywa  

2013

Understanding as a Concept in Education: Conceptions and Alternative Interpretations Journal of Educational and Social Research

Volume 4, No.1

ISSN 2239-978X (Print) ISSN22400524

(Online).

 

17. Wycliffe Amukowa & Josephine Kirimi

 

2013

Implications of Herbert Spencer’s Concept of Knowledge of Most Worth to The Achievement of Knowledge Economy Through Research And Innovations Beder University Journal of Educational Sciences

Volume 3, No. 1

 

 

18. Amukowa Wycliffe & Kariuki Moses Nderitu 2013 The Underlying Morality of the Teaching Profession:  Immanuel Kant’s Conceptualization of Good Will versus Duty Journal of Education and Human Development
19. Ngunju Alice Wambui &Amukowa Wycliffe 2013 Constraints Facing Teachers of Christian Religious Education in Using Life Approach in Secondary Schools in Nairobi East District in Kenya. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Vol. 2, No. 2. ISSN 2281-4612 (online) ISSN 2281-3993 (print).
20. Kirimi Josephine Kagwiria & Amukowa Wycliffe. 2013 Teacher’s Productivity in Promoting Quality Education in Public Primary Schools in Kenya Analysis of Factors. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Vol. 2, No. 2. ISSN 2281-4612 (online) ISSN 2281-3993 (print).
21. Agnes K. Kalenywa & Amukowa Wycliffe

 

2013 Influencing Choice of Institution for Professional Development: A Case Study of Post- Graduate Students’ Perceptions at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Kenya. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Vol. 2, No. 2. ISSN 2281-4612 (online) ISSN 2281-3993 (print).
22. Njagi Karue, Amukowa Wycliffe 2013 Analysis of Factors that lead to poor Performance in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations in Embu District, Kenya The International Journal of Social Sciences Vol.23 No.1 ISSN. 23054557
23.Wycliffe Amukowa, Philomena Mukami &Peter Nyae  

2013

Implications of Ivan Illich’s Deschooling Movement to Educational Planning in Kenya Beder University Journal of Educational Sciences

Volume 4

 

Name of Conference Year Venue Presentation/Role
 

Machakos University 1st Annual International Conference

 

17th-19th April, 2018

Machakos University Hotel and Conference Center Presented 2 papers:

1. Innovation Diffusion in Kenya’s Online Examination Registration Practices: Implications and Challenges

2. Implications of Character Strengths for University Education in the Light of Call for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Domains

Open access advocacy workshop on repositories and policies for government and institutional managers 28th February 2018 Nairobi Safari Club  

Participant

Grant Proposal Writing Workshop 7th-9th February, 2018 Machakos University Hotel and Conference Center  

Participant

Intensive Course on Pedagogical Skills for Higher Education Teaching and Learning 17th July, 2017 Machakos University Hotel and Conference Center  

Participant

Research, Innovation and Technology Workshop 15th-16th September, 2016 Machakos University Hotel and Conference Center  

Participants

Society of Educational Research and Evaluation Conference: (Politics and Education in the 21st Century: Impacts and Way Forward) 1st-2nd Sept. 2016 Machakos University Hotel and Conference Center Presented 2 Papers:

1. Entrenching Realist Evaluation in Educational Research Methods in the Awake of Mixed Methodology

2.Philosophical Methods as Fulcrum of Educational Research: A Theoretical Review and Analysis

Kenya National Union of Teachers 57th Annual Delegates Conference. Theme: Invest in Teachers, invest in the future. 8th-9th

October 2014

Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani, Nairobi Kenya  

Discussant Key Note Address

Kenya Secondary Schools’ Heads Association Annual Conference 16th-21st June 2014 Mombasa, Kenya Guest Speaker
The 4th Kenya Education Management Institute on Education Management. Theme: Re-Energizing Education Performance. 17th-18th June 2014 Kenya Education Management Institute, Nairobi, Kenya Higher Education and the Knowledge of Most Worth

 

The 3° International Conference on Human and Social Sciences 20-22 September 2013 Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy A Dialectical Justification of Inclusion of Ignorance in the Definition of Education
Mount Kenya University First International Research and Innovation Conference. Theme: Towards achieving a knowledge economy through research and innovations 28th-30th August 2013 Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya Implications of Herbert Spencer’s Concept of Knowledge of Most Worth to The Achievement of Knowledge Economy Through Research And Innovations
Mount Kenya University Institute for Capacity Building Launch Workshop July 2013 Nairobi, Kenya Re-Engineering Career Development