Prof. Ernest Sangai Mohochi

Name: Prof. Ernest Sangai Mohochi

Registrar Academic Affairs

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Academic Qualification

Institution [ Date from – to ]Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
Egerton University, Kenya, 1999-2006Ph.D in Kiswahili
Egerton University, Kenya, 1992-1995MA (Kiswahili)
Egerton University, Kenya, 1988-1992BA (Kiswahili and Sociology)
Tracom College, Kenya, 1997Single Subject Diplomas in: Marketing Management, and Sales & Sales Management (Examined and awarded by ICM-London)

Field of Specialization

  • Kiswahili Language and Literature

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Christian and Scientific Association of Kenya (KCSA)
  • Kenya DAAD Scholars Association (KDSA)
  • Chama cha Kiswahili Afrika Mashariki (East African Kiswahili Association)- CHAKAMA
  • Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa, Kenya (National Kiswahili Association)- CHAKITA
  • Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)

Work Experience

Date from toInstitution, Location (City, Country)Person Responsible ToPositionResponsibilities/Duties
October 2018- to DateKibabii University, Bungoma, KenyaProf. Solomon ShibairoRegistrar, Academic Affairs
  • Ensure implementation of policy guidelines in Academic Affairs Department
  • Ensure effective and efficient coordination and implementation of activities in Academic Affairs Department
  • Facilitate effective student registration and enrolment
  • Ensure the integrity, accuracy, and security of all academic records of current and former students
September 2017- September 2018Rongo University, Rongo, KenyaProf. Augustino OnkwareDean, School of Graduate Studies
  • Overseeing the efficient and effective co-ordination of graduate programmes within the University.
  • Working with various schools to develop graduate curricula and courses.
  • Overseeing the programme by monitoring and improving applicant quality, duration to graduation and annual number of graduates.
  • Maintaining and protecting the integrity of all graduate degree programmes by aligning student needs, faculty demands, and overall programme requirements, among others.
October 2014- September 2017Rongo University, Rongo, KenyaProf. Augustino OnkwareHOD, Languages, Linguistics and Literature
  • Preparing teaching schedules and managing teaching loads in a fair, flexible, and productive manner.
  • Coordinating the development of long term planning for the department.
  • Participating in recruitment, employment, and orientation of new faculty; including demonstrating a commitment to the affirmative action goals of the University.
  • Encouraging and facilitating professional development through activities such as community service, suggesting funding sources, discussing research ideas and urging attendance at professional meetings and workshops.
  • Providing leadership for the faculty in developing strong and attractive curricula and developing methods for assessing the effectiveness of instructional programs.
January 2010 – June 2013Maseno University, Kisumu (Kenya)Prof. Florence IndedeSenior Lecturer and Chairman, Departmental Graduate Studies Committee
  • Overseeing the teaching and examination of postgraduate courses.
  • Planning for the departmental presentation of Masters and Ph.D research Proposals.
  • Representing the Department in the School Postgraduate Studies Committee
  • General management of postgraduate studies matters in the school.
June 2006- May 2009Stanford University, California, USADr. Khalil BarhoumLecturer and Head of Kiswahili Programme
  • Teaching and examining Kiswahili courses
  • Curriculum development and review.
  • General oversight of the program.
  • Mentorship of Foreign language Teaching Assistants.
June 2004-May 2006St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York (USA)Prof. Steven WhiteLecturer and Head of Kiswahili Programme
  • Teaching and examining Kiswahili courses
  • Curriculum development and review.
  • General oversight of the teaching and examinations management in the program
  • Mentorship of Foreign language Teaching Assistants
2002- May 2004Egerton University, Njoro, KenyaProf. Rocha ChimeraLecturer, Kiswahili
  • Chairing the Departmental Publications Committee of Languages, Linguistics and Literature
  • Coordinating the Kiswahili Section of the Department
  • Examinations Officer, Kiswahili Section
November 1995- 2002Egerton University, Njoro, KenyaProf. Rocha ChimeraAssistant Lecturer, Kiswahili
  • Coordinating Field trips in the Languages & Linguistics Dept., (Kiswahili Section
  • Librarian-Languages & Linguistics Dept. (Kiswahili Section)
1992-1995Egerton University, Njoro, KenyaProf. Chacha Nyaigoti ChachaTeaching Assistant, Kiswahili
  • Assisting in teaching various Language and Literature courses
  • Assisting in the running day to day activities in the Department

Professional Research Interest

  • Kiswahili Language and Literature
  • Motivation and Attitudes in Language Learning and Use
  • Language and Development
  • Language and the Media
  • Language and Integration
  • Language Contact

Selected Publications 2015-2018: Books and Book Chapters

  • Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki na Uendelezaji wa Kiswahili, In M. Kandagor, N. Ogechi & C. Vierke (eds.) (2017), Lugha na Fasihi katika Karne ya Ishirini na Moja, pp. 71-82.

Selected Publications 2015-2018: Scientific Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  1. “An Investigation of Language Maintenance Strategies among the Maragoli Youth of Uriri Sub-County, Kenya”, Academic Research International, Vol. 9 (4) December 2018, pp. 60-69, Co-authored with Nabeta, K.N. Sangili and Nyandiba, N. Carren.
  2. “Analysis of Students’ Attitudes towards the Use of Kiswahili in Teaching Communication Skills in Technical Institutes in Kenya”, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Vol. 8, No. 7, July 2018, pp. 135-144. Co-authored with Jackson Mutuku and Mwenda Mukuthuria.
  3. “Uchanganuzi wa Hiponimia za Vitenzi vya Kiswahili”, Swahili Forum, Vol. 23, 2016, pp. 122-136. Co-authored with Bernard Odoyo Okal and Florence Indede.
  4. “Using Technology in Teaching African Languages in the Diaspora: Swahili in the United States”, Ruwaza Afrika, Vol. 3 No. 2, December, 2016, pp. 133-149.