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Prof. Kisilu Kitainge

Prof. Kisilu M. Kitainge is currently the Chief Executive Officer of TVET CDACC. He is the former Director of the Directorate of Industrial Linkages, Partnerships and Collaborations. He was also a professor and Dean of the School of Education at the University of Eldoret.

Prof Kisilu M. Kitainge was an Associate Professor of Technology Education in the School of Education at the University of Eldoret. He is a holder of an earned Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University- Melbourne, Australia) in Applied Learning (TVET). Further, he holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Educational Psychology from Moi University, Kenya. In Addition, he holds a First-Class Honors Bachelor of Education in Technology Education, specializing in power mechanics. He has served Moi University and, subsequently, the University of Eldoret University as a lecturer and researcher since 1998.

He is an accomplished scholar with precise clarity of thought and a high reputation locally and internationally. He is an academician of high integrity and moral standing who has participated in developing several policies and worked in different Senate committees of the University of Eldoret. He is a hardworking, self-motivated, driven, focused, honest, and organized person who is result-oriented and an achiever in whatever he does. He has successfully held many departmental, school, and university-wide positions. He has exceptional organizational skills and has been instrumental in organizing conferences, workshops, and seminars.

He successfully served two terms at the University as the Head of Technology Education Department (2013-2018). Moreover, from August 2011 to 2015, he was the Coordinator for the School of Education of the Professional Courses in Education. The areas he coordinated were the equivalent of six fully-fledged departments in a university. Also, between 2009 and December 2011, he was the School of Education Coordinator for all the School of Education and Social Studies programs in Central Kenya Campus (Now Karatina University) of Moi University. This Position required that he coordinate all the academic activities for the School of Education and Social Sciences at the Central Kenya campus. In Addition, between 2006 and 2013, he was the coordinator of Postgraduate programs in the School of Education, Chepkoilel Campus. At the same time, he was a zone coordinator for teaching practice in charge of the Turbo-Timboroa and Baringo zones.

Between 1996 and 1998, he was a Lecturer at the Mombasa Polytechnic (Currently Technical University of Mombasa) in the Department of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. Between 1993 and 1996, he was a Trained Graduate Technical Teacher of Power Mechanics at Mutito Boys High School in Kitui County.

Prof. Kisilu M. Kitainge has also served in various committees, including the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms in Kenya appointed by H. E the President Dr. William Ruto in September, 2022. The committee was tasked with giving Education reform recommendations aimed at revamping Kenya’s education system.
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