Dr. Wafula Robert Wekesa

Name: Dr. Wafula Robert Wekesa

Contact details:

E-mail: rwafula@kibu.ac.ke

Website: kibu.ac.ke

Academic Qualification

Institution [ Date from – to ]Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
KENYATTA UNIVERSITY, 2010-2015PhD (Developmental Psychology)
KENYATTA UNIVERSITY, 2006-2010MED (Early childhood studies)
KENYATTA UNIVERSITY, 2001-2004BED (Early childhood Education)

Field of Specialization

  • Developmental psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Child psychology
  • Adolescent and Adult psychology
  • Human growth and Development
  • Personality Development Studies
  • Early Identification and Intervention in Special Needs Education
  • Research studies
  • Pedagogical issues I teaching; preschool primary, esc and higher institutions

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • KGCPA-KENYA GUIDANCE, COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
  • KCPA-KENYA COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
  • CPM-CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL MEDIATOR

Work Experience

Date from toInstitution, Location (City, Country)Person Responsible ToPositionResponsibilities/Duties
2015 (AUG)KIBABII UNIVERSITY, KENYACOD psychology DVC ASALecturer, COD
  • Academic advisor, career mentorship, chairman public complaints and complements, Patron cu
2011-2015 (JULY)MMUST, KENYACODLecturer, COD
  • Coordinator Psychology and early child hood programs, Academic advisor
2005-2010BUTERE MUMIAS EDUCATION OFFICEDEODICECE CORDINATOR, SCHOOLS INSPECTOR
  • Coordinate ECDE Activities, Inspect schools
2006-2010DEAN OF CURICULUM-KAKAMEGA DICECCEMOETrainer and SupervisorAllocate units, monitor training, organize supervision, conduct recruitment
2006KNEC EXAMINER (DIP IN ECDE)KNECExaminerMark exams
2005-2011KICD CONSULTANT IN ECDE MATERIAL DEVELOPMENTKICDConsultantPrepare training materials
2005-2010TRAINER AND INSPECTOR DICECE PROGRAMS BUTEREDEOField inspector, program officernetwork stakeholders, material dev
1997-2000TSCHEAD TEACHERAssistant teacherTeach, exam management

Professional Research Interest

  • Emerging trends in the Educational sector
  • Career and mentorship issues
  • Psycho social needs for children, adolescents and adults
  • Contemporary issues in parenting Children and Adolescents
  • Dealing with stress and burn out at work places
  • Conflict resolution through mediation.
  • Trends in management, leadership and Team building skills

Research Experience and Funds Attracted

YearPosition in ProjectResponsibilities/DutiesResearch/Project TitleAmount (₤, €, $, KES)
 

Consultancy

YearPosition in Consultancy TeamResponsibilities/DutiesConsultancy/Project TitleAmount (₤, €, $, KES)
2018LEAD TECHNICAL HOSTHOSTING SEMINAR ON LIFE SKILLS AND VALUES BY BUNGOMA COUNTYECDE SKILLS TRAINING SEMINAR$6,635
2017PEDAGOGICAL CONSULTANT IN TEACHINGFACILITATING TEACHERS IN TEACHING EFFICACY IN KAKAMEGA COUNTYEDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST/CONSULTANT IN PEDAGOGY
2016EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHERRECRUITMENT AND ORIENTATION OF ECD TEACHERS IN KAKAMEGA COUNTYECD SPECIALIST/CONSULTANT
2016EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHERASSESSMENT OF ECD INFRASTRUCTURE IN BUNGOMA COUNTYECD SPECIALIST/CONSULTANT
2015TEACHER TRAINERTRAINING TEACHERSLWF TEACHER TRAINING IN REFUGEE CAMPS (KAKUMA)
2014TEACHER TRAINERTRAINING TEACHERSLWF TEACHER TRAINING IN REFUGEE CAMPS (DJIBOUTI)
2014FIELD RESEARCHERFIELD ASSESSMENT OF TEACHER PREPAREDNESSFIELD OFFICER FOR WERK/UWEZO KENYA
2013TEACHER TRAINERTRAINING TEACHERSLWF TEACHER TRAINING IN REFUGEE CAMPS (KAKUMA)

Selected Publications 2015-2018: Books and Book Chapters

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