Welcome to Strathmore’s Centre for Education and Development

Dr. Magdalene Dimba


Dr. Mukami Njoroge


Dr. Alfred Kitawi


Social Justice and Equity in Tertiary Education online colloquium

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences will host a Social Justice and Equity in Tertiary Education online colloquium with Edge Hill University, UK on 30thand 31st March 2021.

We operate in a context where social injustice and inequity prevails in different regions and this affects the triple mission of universities, teaching, research, and community service, including a university’s constituents. At Strathmore University we have a tradition of addressing some inequities facing societies through different activities and programs.

We therefore invite our students to attend the colloquium. We shall have open discussions on the presentations made by our faculty and develop north-south cross-learning experiences. At the end of our discussions, we intend to launch a Social Justice and Equity network and that will include global partners beginning with those we are in contact with.

In case you want to  attend and be part of this important activity please register on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/social-justice-equity-in-tertiary-education-colloquium-tickets-143082484563 Or use the Twitter short link:  https://tinyurl.com/EHUStrathmore .

We hope to see you at the event.


PLEASE NOTE: The colloquium is OPEN ONLY to the School of Humanities and Social Science faculty, administrators, and post-graduate students.

Training Trainers for Teacher Education and Management in Kenya (TOTEMK)

School of Humanities and Social Sciences partners with 5 institutions for TOTEMK project

The current challenges in education situation in Kenya calls for an urgent development of a comprehensive training of trainers’ programme to empower lecturers, teacher trainers and their students to deliver the changes that have been made in the existing basic school curricula (Competency Based Curriculum, CBC), within Basic Education Curriculum Framework (BECF), towards student-centered inquiry-based approaches and modern learning environments.

The TOTEMK project – Training Trainers for Teacher Education and Management in Kenya – is an initiative by five institutions: University of Nairobi; Pwani University; Strathmore University; University of Helsinki, and Laurea University, together with other government partners. The project that targets lecturers in universities that deliver education programmes, aims to strengthen the capacity of teacher education and institutional management in Kenya and to get more teachers for the labour market competent to deliver the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

The training will be delivered in four phases: Phase 1 enables the education manager/lecturer to embrace and deliver 21st century teaching and learning skills; Phase 2 capacitates lecturers in the use of modern technologies to enhance learning; Phase 3 enables the educationist to be a pedagogical leader; Phase 4 empowers the education manager to integrate sociocultural issues in their teaching and learning process.

The first phase of the training is expected to run from April 2021 to July 2021 in two parts and will focus on 21st Century skills. 21st Century skills are a critical component in the new Curriculum (CBC). The first part of the training will be an intensive online learning module delivered from 26th-28th April 2021. Thereafter the participants will be allowed to implement 21st Century skills in the delivery of their own modules (courses) for 10 weeks.

During this time, the facilitators will offer support to the participants. It is expected that after 10 weeks the participants will be able to integrate critical thinking, creative, collaborative and communication skills in their own teaching and assessments. This will ensure that their learners are able to transmit the same to their own students.

Strathmore University offers a Master of Science in Education Management to practitioners in the Education sector.

Kindly contact Anne Rose Ndehi for further information on andehi@strathmore.edu

Dr. Dimba, Dean Strathmore University, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, publishes a paper in collaboration with Prof. Seiya Maritta Karppinen of University of Helsinki, Finland and Dr. Alfred Kitawi, Strathmore University  on School Leaders’ Opinions, Attitudes, and Performative Actions Toward Teacher Absenteeism in Kenya .

The paper can be found on the link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/01926365211001117.