Our Education progammes are based on the premise that certain common, essential qualities independent of one’s academic discipline are necessary for one’s intellectual growth and development. These qualities have guided human progress as they assist one to communicate effectively, think critically and examine values and principles by providing a working acquaintance with the scientific method, an appreciation of cultural achievements, and an understanding of relationships among people, their cultures and their natural environment that sharpen a citizens sense of responsibility to family and society. The programmes aim at building strong specialization while having flexibility that a changing society demands specialized skills that are needed in a complex environment, but the technological change often requires acquisition of new skills. Therefore, education provides the skills and knowledge which individuals will always need to develop their potential and meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.
The Bachelor of Education Programme is designed to meet the stated national education goal of promoting social, economic, technological and industrial needs for national government. It is in line with the objectives and innovations of the university and those of the Ministry of Education as expounded in Vision 2030 and the Quality Management Systems.
Education and training of all Kenyans is key to achieving vision 2030. This is only possible through providing education that meet high quality standards and improve the overall transition rates, particularly from secondary to tertiary levels. This can be achieved through training of teachers especially now that many pupils under the Free Primary Education are transiting to Free Secondary Education.
The programmes prepare teachers for secondary and tertiary institutions both in the public and private sectors. It is hoped that students will be equipped with the necessary skills related to teaching and learning, testing and evaluating, guiding and counseling, managing and administering learners and learning institutions among other related careers opportunities that are available within and across our boundaries.
At the present, the Department of Education offers the Bachelor of Education (Arts) degree. The Bachelor of Education (Arts) Programme prepares learners to be effective teachers in the following areas:
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