Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Paul Wainaina was forced to resign after refusing to give out land to the World Health Organisation (WHO), which is setting up a Sh600 million emergency hub to cater for its regional operations. The Vice Chancellor had been told several times to surrender the land but he strongly objected the move.It forced the President to personally go to KU and oversee the groundbreaking of the construction of the new facility.
The land in question is 1000 acres which already the government has surrendered to WHO.
Here is the CV of Paul Wainaina,the outgoing KU VC”
1) PERSONAL DETAILS
Name: Prof. Paul Kuria Wainaina
Home address: Kenyatta University
P.O. Box 43844 – 00100
E-mail: [email protected]
2) ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
1985 PhD (Philosophy of Education), University of Alberta, Canada. Dissertation:
“A Critique of Utilitarian Justification of Education”.
Main Units Offered:
Analytical Philosophy of Education
Phenomenological Approach to Philosophy of Education Philosophy of Language
Philosophy and the Social Sciences
Advance Research Methods in Philosophy Epistemological Foundations of Education
Axiological and Metaphysical Foundation of Education Introduction to Political Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy of Science
1982 MA (Philosophy of Education), University of Nairobi, Kenya. Thesis:
“Educational Implications of the Metaphysical Controversy Between Free Will and Determinism: With Special Reference to Moral Education in Schools”.
Epistemology and Education Axiology and Education
Metaphysics and Education Logic of education
Contemporary Issues in Education Socio Philosophy and Education Research Methods in Philosophy
1976 B.Ed (2nd Class Honours: Upper Division), University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Main Units Offered:
General Methods of Teaching
Special Methods of Teaching Language and Religious Studies Child Development
Personality Development History of Education
Philosophy of Education Sociology of Education Economics of Education
Language – Kiswahili
History of Kiswahili Development in East Africa Text Analysis
Religious Studies and Philosophy
African Traditional Religion Philosophy of Religion
History of Western Philosophy Christianity in Africa
20th Century Philosophy
The Foundations of Social Philosophy in Africa
- TRAINING RELATED TO UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT
2015 Training on Retirement Benefits Scheme for University Staff at Whitesands
Hotel, Mombasa (as a trustee).
Retirement Scheme Fundamentals
The Law and retirement Benefits Scheme Trustee and Governance
Retirement Scheme Investment Funding the Retirement Scheme Contracts and Sourcing
Administration and Oversight
2015 Training on Leadership in Management of Research Innovation.
2013 Management of Higher Educational Institutions, Galilee International Management Institute, Israel.
Knowledge Management: Managing in the Knowledge Era Change Management and Leadership
Educational Leadership in a World of Management
The Impact of Technology in the Future of the University
Higher Education in the 21st Century: International Perspectives Strategic Resource Development Plan
Competitive Strategies and Marketing in Higher Education Institutes Effective Team Building
The Road to Excellence
Decision Making Under Uncertain Conditions: Behavioural Economics
2012 Public Procurement Training by KIPROD Consulting Group in Partnership with the Public Procurement and Oversight Authority (PPOA).
Principles of Public Procurement
The Procurement Cycles and Planning Procurement Methods
Supply Market Analysis / Vendor Management The Tendering (Bidding) Process
Tender Evaluation and Selection Negotiation
Orders and Contracts Contract Management
Achieving Efficiency in Supply Chain Finance Payable Financing
Ethical and Integrity Issues in Procurement
- PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
2005 – To date : Full Professor of Philosophy of Education, Kenyatta University
1997 – 2004 : Full Professor of Philosophy of Education, University of Namibia
1996 – 1997 : Full Professor of Philosophy of Education, Moi University
1990 – 1996 : Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education, Moi University
1987 – 1990 : Senior Lecturer, Moi University
1985 – 1987 : Lecturer, Kenyatta University
1982 – 1984 : Tutorial Fellow, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
1972 – 1973 : Trained High School Teacher
1970 – 1971 : Trained Primary School Teacher
5) COURSES TAUGHT IN VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND DEPARTMENTS
Philosophy of Education
|Sociology of Education||Undergraduate level|
|Philosophy and Medical Education||Undergraduate level|
|History of Medical Education in Easter Africa||Diploma level|
|Comparative Education||Graduate level|
|Policy Issues in Education||Graduate level|
|History of Education||Undergraduate Level|
|Logic and Education||Graduate level|
|Advance research Methods in philosophy||Graduate level|
|Introduction to political philosophy||Undergraduate level|
|Social Ethics and Education||Undergraduate|
6) UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
March 18th 2016 – To date Acting Vice – Chancellor, Kenyatta University.
October 2009 – To date Standing in for the Vice – Chancellor, cumulatively for
one hundred and sixty six (166) days, as the Academic and Administrative Head of Kenyatta University.
October 2010 – To date Deputy Vice – Chancellor (Administration), assisting
the Vice – Chancellor in matters pertaining to administration of Kenyatta University (5 years).
October 2009 – March 2010 Acting Deputy Vice – Chancellor (Academic), KU.
April 2010 – October 2010 Acting Deputy Vice – Chancellor (Administration), KU.
Scheme (5 years).
October 2010 – To date Management Representative, ISO Quality Management
System & Performance Contract, Kenyatta University (5 years).
October 2010 – To date Chairman, Internal Collective Bargaining Agreement
(CBA) with three different Staff Unions (UASU, KUSU, KUDHEIHA), Kenyatta University for 5 years.
October 2009 – March 2013 Member of the Kenyatta University Council, served in
Finance, Audit, Senior Disciplinary and Honorary
Degrees Sub-Committees, and also Chaired 3 Ad-Hoc
investigative Committees on Students Discipline,
Kenyatta University (3 years, 5 months).
October 2009 to date Member of Inter Public Universities Collective
Consultative Forum (IPUCCF) Negotiating Committee (6 years).
October 2009 to date Member of Kenyatta University Management Board (5
2006 – 2009 Chairman, Promotions and Appraisals Committee,
Kenyatta University (4 years).
2006 – 2008 Chairman, Centre for Higher Education and Training
Committee, School of Education, Kenyatta University (2years)
2006 – 2009 Chairman, Academic Programmes and Restructuring
Committee, Department of Educational Foundations, Kenyatta University (4 years).
2006 – 2011 Research Manager and Senior Researcher, Research
Consortium on Educational Outcomes and Poverty (RECOUP) for 5 years. This was DfID sponsored Project involving Ghana, Pakistan, India and Kenya, with the University of Cambridge, University of Edinburgh and University of Oxford being our Northern Partners
2005 – to date Member, Academic Board, School of Education,
Kenyatta University (10 years).
2003 – 2004 Co-Director, University of Namibia – Hedmark
University College (Norway) Education Link for Staff Students and Research Exchange Programme (2 years).
2002 – 2003 Co-Director, Ondao Mobile School Teachers Upgrading
Project, University of Namibia, Namibia – Taking education to the Ovahimba Pastoral Community (2 years).
|2001 – 2004||Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Namibia,|
|Windhoek, Namibia (4 years).|
|1999||Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education, University of|
|Namibia, Namibia (1 year).|
|1998||Chairman, Department of Educational Foundations|
|and Management, University of Namibia, Namibia (1|
|1988 – 1993||Acted on various occasions as Dean, Faculty of|
|Education, Moi University Eldoret.|
|1988 – 1993||Hostel Warden of 700 Students, Moi University (5|
|1987 – 1993||Founder and Chairman, Department of Educational|
|Foundations, Moi University, Eldoret Kenya (6 years).|
|1987 – 1988||Chairman, Moi University Teaching Practice|
|Programme (1 year).|
7) RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
a) Articles Published in Refereed Journals
Wainaina, P.K., Mwisukha, A. and Rintaugu, E.G. (2015). Professional Conduct of Academic Staff in Public Universities in Kenya: Learners’ Perception. International Journal of Education and Social Science, Vol. 2 No. 6; June 2015: 67-72.
Wainaina, P. K. (2014). Management of Mega Sports Events: The Case of the 2010 East Africa University Games. International Journal of Education and Research Vol. 2 No. 11 November 2014
Wainaina, P. K. and Mwisukha, A. (2014). Philosophical Dimensions in Sport. IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Volume 19 Issue 6 (Version vii), June 2014: 45-48.
P.K. Wainaina, M Arnot and F. Chege (2011) ‘Educating Ethical and Democratic Citizens in a Post Colonial Context: Citizen Education in Kenya’, in Education Research Journal
P.K. Wainaina, (1993) ‘Utilitarian Ethical Theory of Education: A Kenyan Perspective, in East African journal of Education Vol. 3 No. 2
P.K. Wainaina, (1991) ‘The Demythologisation of Philosophical Knowledge in Kenya Journal of Education, Vol 5. No.1
P.K. Wainaina, (1987) ‘Utilitarianism and Education’ Msingi; a Journal of Educational Foundations, Vol 2. No 1
b) Books Published
J.E. Otiende, P.K. Wainaina and E. Waiyaki (1988), Social Education and Ethics for Secondary School, Book II. Nairobi: Longman
J.E. Otiende, P.K. Wainaina and E. Waiyaki (1987), Social Education and Ethics for Secondary School, Book I Nairobi: Longman
G.A. Bernnaars, R. J, Njoroge and P.K. Wainaina (1997), Philosophy of Education. Nairobi: Nairobi University Press
c) Book Chapters Published
P.K. Wainaina, ‘A Critique of Giussani’s Epistemological Foundation of Education’ in
Education and Reality: Reflections on Luigi Giussani’s book, The Risk of Education, edited by P. Sanna et.al, Published by Foudazione AVSI and Kenyatta University, Nairobi
P.K. Wainaina, (2006)
‘Introduction to Philosophy; Philosophical Methods of Enquiry’, Introduction to Philosophy of Education, Axiology and Education, and Epistemology and Education (5 chapters) in, Themes in the study of Foundations of Education, edited by D.N. Sifuna, F.N. Chege and I.O. Oanda. Published by Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, Nairobi
P.K. Wainaina, (2005)
‘What Knowledge is Most Worth for Development? in Education in Namibia: A Collection of Essays, edited by M.L. Mostert and C.D. Kasanda, Published by University of Namibia Press, Windhoek
L. Katjita and P.K. Wainaina, (2002)
The Provision of Compulsory and Free Education (1990-2000): The Juggling Act, in The Constitution at work: 10 years of Namibian Nationhood; Published by Vorloren Van Themaat Centre, South Africa,Pretroria
P.K. Wainaina, ‘Teacher Education at Crossroads: A Challenge for Namibia’ in Issues in
|(1999)||Education, edited by B. Otaala and L. Mostert, Published by University|
|of Namibia, Windhoek.|
d) Articles in Selected Conference Proceedings
Wainaina, P.K. (2013). Management of Mega Sports Events: The Case of the 2010 East Africa University Games. Proceedings of the Inaugural International Conference of the African Sport Management Association Held between 2nd And 4th December 2011 atSports View Hotel, Kampala Uganda.
P.K. Wainaina, ‘Globalisation and the Quest for Human Well-Being’, Conference on Globalisation and Justice, May 20-23, 2006, Catholic University of East Africa
P.K. Wainaina, ‘Ondao Mobile School Project-The Education of the Marginalized Ovahimba of Namibia, Conference on Synergy in Development 2003: Higher Education
Partnerships, Washington D.C. August 6-8-2004
P.K. Wainaina, ‘Definition of the Gifted Child’ Proceedings of Regional Conference on the Gifted child, Eldoret, Kenya October 13-15, 1994
e) Unpublished Materials
P.K. Wainaina (1999)
Mid-Term Evaluation Report on a Pilot on Education for Human Rights and Democracy in Southern Africa (Namibia, Mozambique andZimbabwe) Sponsored by UNESCO
Assessment Report (1998, 1999, 2000). Teacher Education Diploma Programmes, University of Botswana
P.K. Wainaina (1985)
A Critique of Utilitarian Justification of Education (PhD Dissertation)
P.K. Wainaina (1982)
Educational Implications of the Metaphysical Controversy between Free Will and Determinism: With special Reference to Moral Education in Schools (MA.Ed Thesis)
P.K. Wainaina (1990)
Philosophy: Knowledge and Research Methods. Paper presented in a seminar organized by the Kenya Philosophical Association
P.K. Wainaina (1985)
The Contributions of Empirical – Analytic and Continental Schools of Philosophy in Research Programmes. Paper presented in a Conference organized by the Afro-Asian Philosophical Association.
8) SELECTED MAJOR CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
2nd International Annual Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning held at Kenyatta University between 8th and 9th October, 2015. Paper Presented: Professional Conduct of Academic Staff in Public Universities in Kenya: Learners’ Perception.
2nd International Conference of the African Sport Management Association, held at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Paper presented: Philosophical Dimensions in Sport
1st International Conference of the African Sport Management Association, held at Sports View Hotel, Kampala Uganda. Paper presented: Management of Mega Sports Events – The Case of the 2010 East Africa University Games
September 11-13, 2007
The 9th UKFIET International Development, University of Education for the Good Life?
Conference Oxford, UK.
on Education and Paper presented:
Conference on Africa, Globalisation and Justice. Catholic University of Eastern Africa Nairobi, Paper presented Globalisation and the Quest for Human Well-being
August 6-8, 2004
Synergy in Development 2003: Higher Education partnerships, Washington D.C. Paper presented: The Ondao Mobile School Project-The Education of the Marginalized people in Namibia
11th World Congress of Comparative Education Korea. Paper presented; The Importance of Citizenship Education in Namibia
Workshop on Inclusive Education, Windhoek, Namibia. (Sponsored by Manchester University and Department of Educational Psychology, UNAM) Paper presented: The Definition of the Gifted Child and its Implications to Education in Namibia
Sept. 30- Oct. 3, 1999
SACHES, Annual Conference. Theme: Development of Quality Education in Nambia
April 17-24, 1998
18th Annual International Seminar for Teacher Education (ISTE), Kruger National Park Resort, South Africa, Paper presented: BETD-SET at a Distance in Namibia
July 12-17, 1998
10th Congress of Comparative and History at Education Societies, Cape Town, South Africa, Paper Presented: Teacher Education at Crossroads: The Case of Namibia
Writing Materials for Distance Learners, Workshop Organized by CES, University of Namibia
Resource Person on Fundamentals of Teaching Primary School Teachers in Eldoret Municipality
in a Workshop for
Conference on ‘Partnership in Participation’ held in Christchruch, New Zealand, Paper present: “The Girl Child Education among the Maasai of Kenya
August 1996 Creating a Centre of Academic Excellence with Limited Resources in
- Non-Industrial Country’ Lilongwe, Malawi, Paper Presented: “Provision of Education in and for a Democratic Society
Education for Democracy, Johannesburg, South Africa. Paper presented: Education for Democracy: A Case for Kenya
Education and Democracy in Africa. Kenyatta University, Nairobi. Paper presented Academic Freedom at Post-Secondary Institutions in Kenya
Workshop on the Advance Courses in Educational Research Organised by IDRC, Canada.
Regional Conference of Philosophy, Nairobi, Kenya. Paper presented A Philosophical Definition of the Gifted Child
9) POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
a) Doctoral Dissertations
|F.M. Likoye:||A Philosophical Analysis of Violence in the Context of Student|
|Unrest in Kenyan Secondary Schools. Department of Educational|
|Foundations, Kenyatta University, 2014.|
|F. M. Murira||Towards a National Philosophy of Education: A Conceptual|
|Analysis of the Philosophical Foundations of the Kenyan|
|Education system. Department of Educational Foundations,|
|Kenyatta University, March 2013|
|John M. Lilemba:||Indigenous Mafwe Philosophy of Education: Impact of Western|
|Education from 1860-1990 April 2009. University of Namibia,|
|b) Masters Thesis|
|Muthoka:||Effects of the Mungiki Sect on Access to Education in Nyeri|
|County, Kenya, 2014.|
|C.N. Karumba:||The Role of Punishment as an instrument of Behaviour|
|Modification in the Kenyan Schools. (Med). Kenyatta University,|
|Fr. Mwinzi:||Traditional African Education as a Foundation of Modern African|
|Education (Med) Kenyatta University, 2007|
Sciences: The Case of Ondangwa East and West. (M.Ed)
University of Namibia, 2002
F.S. Nyathi: A study of Constraints faced by Teachers of English as a Second
Language in Nambia Senior secondary Schools: A Case study of Khorixas Educational Region (M.Ed) University of Namibia, 1999
W. Ngaanyi: Assessment of African Self-Identity (M.Phil Thesis), Moi University, February 1997
F. Wairagu: Ethnicity and Democratisation in Contemporary Kenya. (M. Phil.
Thesis) Moi University, April 1997
K. Nyaga: Plato’s Theory of Education and its Implications to Education in
Kenya (M. Phil. Thesis) Moi university, 1998
S. Buko: Educational Achievements in Turkana and Tana River Districts:
A Comparative Study, (M. Phil. Thesis) Moi university
F.O. Ogolla: The Common Fallacies in Educational Policies in Kenya. (M. Phil.
Thesis) Moi university, 1996
R. Maithya: Factors Influencing Choice of Social Education and Ethics Among
Form III Students in Central Division of Machakos District. (Med thesis). Kenyatta University, august 1995
R.W. Njoroge: The Concept of Equality and its Implications to Education. (M.Phil) Moi University, 1994
S.K. Rutto: Self Knowledge and its implications for Education: With Reference to Creative Development of Students in Schools (Med)
Kenyatta university, 1986
On – going
Daniel Wambwire: A Philosophical Examination of the Nature of Indigenous
Knowledge and its implications for Education with Reference to Maasai of Kenya.
10) EXTERNAL EXAMINATION
a) Academic programmes
|2007- 2009||External Examiner, University of Nairobi|
|2003-2005||External Examiner, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa|
|2002-2004||External Examiner, Midlands State University, Zimbabwe|
- External Examination – Dissertations and Thesis Doctoral Dissertations Examined
G.K. Njoroge: A Critique of John Dewey’s Theory of Work and Leisure: With Special Reference to Education in Kenya. (1997) Kenyatta University
E.N. Kimani: Enhancement of Community Participation of the Development of Schools and Income Generating Projects in Rural Area. December
1997, Kenyatta University
J.O. Ogeno: A Philosophical Examination of Epistemological and Moral Bases of
African Indigenous Education: With Particular reference to the Lou Kenya June 1994, Kenyatta University
D.H. Kasente: Processes Influencing Gender Differences in Access to Post-Secondary Institutions in Uganda. June 1994, Kenyatta University
W. Gachiri: Kikuyu Story-Telling as a Method of Communication of Moral Values. September 1996, Kenyatta University
D. K. Kombo: The Correlates of Students’ Deviant Behaviour in Selected Secondary Schools in Nairobi, September 1997, Kenyatta University
The Subjective Implications for
Foundations of Teaching and
Knowledge of Sciences
and their in Kenya.
August 1997, Kenyatta University
Factors that Influence Gender Mobility to the Top Levels Educational Management in Kenya. 2002, Kenyatta University
Transformation or Travesty? Africa
June 2003, University of Pretoria, S.
Masters Thesis Examined
M.N. Ndani: Factors Influencing Teachers’ Attitudes Towards the Content and Teaching of Social Education and Ethics in Kiambu District (M.Ed)
August 1995, Kenyatta University
S. Ruto: Integration of Visually Impaired into the Mainstream of Vocational
Training in Kenya: A Comparative Study. (M.Ed) August 1996,
T. Seefeldt: Conditions and Factors related to Learner Achievement in English, of Grade 7 in Namibia: Analysis of 1995 Learner Assessment Study (M.Ed) February, 2002, University of Western Cape, South Africa
D.M. Mukathe: The Response of the Arab-Swahili of Mombasa to Western
Education (M.Ed), May 1993. Kenyatta University
C.K. Ngome: Factors that Influence the Provision of Agricultural Education in Kenya (M.Ed), May 1994, Kenyatta University
I.M. Musyoka- The Growth and Development of Education in Kitui District: The
Kamere: Case of Kitui School, 1884-1939 (MEd) 1992 Kenyatta University
F.O. Ombati: The Development of Secular Education in S. Kavirondo District:
The Case of Government African School Kisii, 1935-1963. (M.Ed)
1992, Kenyatta University
J.O. Orimba: Phenomenological Study of Violence in the Kenyan Educational Institutions in the light of Ethics of Care. (M.Ed), August 1999,
E. Omolo: The Development of Christian Industrial Training Centre (CITC) Nairobi, 1959-1995) (M.Ed) August, 2001
P. Karanja: Factors Leading to the Increase in Undesirable Student Behaviour Among Students in Selected Secondary Schools (M.Ed) August 2001,
- 11) Selected Community Service Initiatives
Board Member, Ruiru Secondary School Solai, Nakuru County. Director, Nyandarua Progressive Agency, Nakuru County.
- Funded Projects
|2006||Wainaina, P and Others; Research Consortium on Educational Outcomes|
|and Poverty (RECOUP). This was DfID sponsored Project involving|
|Ghana, Pakistan and Kenya, with the University of Cambridge, University|
|of Edinburgh and University of Oxford being our Northern Partners.|
|1992||African visiting Scholar Award, by Association of African|
|Universities. Facilitated my visit to University of Botswana,|
|1989||Dean’s Committee Research Award|
|1984||Dissertation Award, by IDRC, Canada|
- MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Philosophical Association of Kenya Afro-Asian Philosophical Association International Society of Metaphysics
Southern Africa Comparative and History of Education Society (SACHES) Educational Research Network in Kenya
Member of International Editorial Board, Southern African Journal of Education (2002-2004)