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Department of Education

Dr. Denis Obote – COD, Education

Welcome to the Department of Education

 Our Department of Education is a vibrant contributor to Training, Teaching, Learning, Research, and Knowledge dissemination within Tharaka University College fraternity and beyond. We are the hub of progressive expertise in educational tenets. As a Department of Education we have made tremendous progress guided by the principles of integrity, continuous improvement of services and products, service to students, gender equity, and rational use of resources. Our   commitment to a competitive-edge academics, and incubation of young innovative and entrepreneurial talents in the current generation is our blueprint. We are offering several programmes   including Diploma in Education both Primary and secondary options, Bachelor of Education, Masters of Education and Doctor of Philosophy in education.

Our Vision

To be an adaptive Department of excellence in Teaching, Research, Innovation and Outreach for Sustainable Societal Transformation at Local and Global Perspectives 

Our Mission

To create a Strong Knowledge Tower of Education Freedom through Teaching, Research and Innovation for all-round graduates endowed with Problem Solving Skills in novel situations for Sustainable Societal Transformation.

Our Philosophy

Department of Education   ceaselessly do champion for through holistic training of students, generation, acquisition, dissemination and preservation of skills and knowledge   with an emphasis on competitive Teacher Education. The Department provides equal opportunities in enhancing Seeds of Greatness among student and staff in pursuit of bigger vision of Tharaka University College.

Our Core Functions

To enhance Teaching, Training, Research, Outreach, Student Supervision, Development of Instructional Resource Centre.

Our Core Values

The Department activities and decisions are reflected by the following core values entrenched on the higher calling of Tharaka University College. They include:

  1. Passion for Quality, Excellence and Devotion to Duty
  2. Integrity, Transparency and Accountability
  3. Social Fairness and Professionalism
  4. Team work, Innovativeness and Creativity
  5. Passion for Environmental Conservation

Objectives

  1. To train Competent Honest Teachers and Educationists.
  2. To arouse and incubate critical attitude, innovativeness, creativity and passion for truth in a just society
  3. To cultivate and create a repository of competent lecturers who participate in University Activities and Graduate studies
  4. Improve completion rate of students
  5. Publish papers in peer reviewed National and International journals

Diploma in Education

Primary option

Secondary option

Undergraduate Programmes (Both Regular and Part Time)

B.Ed. Science                                                 B.Ed. Arts

B.Ed. Arts (Pry Option)                                  B.Ed. ECDE

Postgraduate Programmes

MED Science Education                                MED Curriculum and Instruction

MED Education Management                       MED Education Foundations

MED Guidance & Counseling                        PhD Science Education

PhD Curriculum and Instruction                   PhD Education Management

PhD Education Foundations                         PhD Guidance & Counseling

The Department is encouraging students and staff to come up with funds attracting Proposals. Some of recent include:

IMPACT OF SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME ON PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS PUPILS ENROLMENT, RETETION, AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN MASYUNGWA DIVISION KITUI, COUNTY: Ongoing projects includes: By Hannington Kibui Muguongo. Supervised by   Prof. Nelson Jagero and Dr. Denis Obote

IMPACT BOARD OF MANAGEMENTS’ ON MANGEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES, IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLSIN THARAKA SUB-COUNTY THARAKA NITHI COUNTY, KENYA.  By Julia Kaimuri The supervisors are Dr. Prof. Nelson Jagero and Dr. Denis Obote

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAMILY STRUCTURE, FAMILY, INCOME, CHILD LABOUR AN GIRLS’ ACADEMIC ACHEIVEMENT IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN THARAKA NORTH SUBCOUNTY, THARAKA NITHI COUNTY. By Makembo. The supervisors are Dr. Prof. Nelson Jagero and Dr. Kimathi Peter

Tharaka University College welcomes all New Academic Year 2020/2021 Students to commence Online Learning from 30th September 2020. Visit your e-learning portal to access the service.

Online Registration, Unit Registration and Inter-faculty Transfer Ongoing. Visit your Student Portal to access the services.