He is a lecturer at the Dodoma University in Tanzania. He lectures courses related to curriculum and teaching as well as teacher education. He worked as a secondary school teacher, teaching Chemistry and Biology subjects in several schools in Tanzania for five years. He has a PhD in Education from the University of Dodoma, Master of Science Education from the University of Dar-es salaam, Bachelor of Science with education from the University of Dar Es Salaam. His main interest is in classroom research and curriculum design.
Dr. Gatitu Kiguru is a Lecturer in the Department of English and Linguistics of Kenyatta University and holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics. He has experience in teaching various English and Linguistics units at both undergraduate and post graduate as well as in supervising Masters and PhD students. His major research interests are in Discourse Analysis, Language Disadvantage in the Legal System, Translation and Interpretation, Language Education, and Education in Emergencies and Post-Conflict Situations.
Dr. Rebecca Oladipo is an Associate Professor of English at at Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a BA in English from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, an MA in Modern English, and a PhD. in Linguistics both from Leeds University, Leeds, England. Her research interests are in syntax, semantics, reading, academic writing, and research. She has a lot of experience in curriculum development and proposal writing. She also oversees thesis writing as part of her job description and does a lot of thesis advising. She has published several articles and book chapters, her latest being Longhorn essentials of English grammar and General research methods.
Kuda Nhiwatiwa Kuda is an investor and entrepreneur with businesses in three countries. Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe in 1975, Kuda studied Medical Technology at the University of Buffalo. He holds many industry qualifications in technology and organizational development such as MCITP, MCSE, MCSA, MCDBA, CIW CI, MCT and Security+.
It is his vast knowledge in organization development, business process optimization and technology that makes him a force to reckon with, having acquired vast experience working and consulting in various capacities in the Education, Legal, Manufacturing, Government and Finance Sectors.
Microsoft has acknowledged Kuda’s knowledge and experience by selecting him as an Ambassador to represent Microsoft in various events. In addition, Kuda has worked as a Subject Matter Expert at the Microsoft booth at events such as TechMentor while at the same time training Microsoft Partners and Enterprise Clients nationally.
As owner and Principal Consultant for PowerHouse Enterprises, LLC for over 15 years, Kuda has provided consulting and training services to clients in various industries including healthcare, insurance, banking, manufacturing, legal, and both federal and state government.
Kuda is the CEO of Learning and Testing Services East Africa (LTS), an organization specializing in human capital development and capacity building, and provides research-driven solutions for individuals and institutions wanting to engage the global economy by making available globally recognized assessment products such as TOEIC® and TOEFL® and SAT® in Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Kuda considers Kenya the business hub and leader for the East African region. He cites the culture in Kenya as one that values education and self-improvement making it ripe for such a business as LTS.
When not working, Kuda enjoys travelling globally. Most recently he visited Turkey, Singapore, Qatar, Israel, Spain, and Japan.
Prof. PLO – Lumumba is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya School of Law. He is A Professor of Public Law and Founding Dean, Kabarak University School of Law. He has lectured law at the University of Nairobi, the United States International University (Africa), Widener University USA (Nairobi Summer School).
He is an Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanzania. He holds Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees from the University of Nairobi and a LL.D from the University of Ghent, Belgium. He is a Certified Public Secretary CPS (K) and a Member of the Kenya Institute of Management (MKIM).
He has been trained on Humans Rights at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies University of London in England, Humanitarian Law at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of the University of Lund in Sweden and on International Humanitarian Law in Geneva, Switzerland.
He is a renowned legal practitioner. He has written several books including: Criminal Procedure in Kenya, An outline of Judicial Review in Kenya, Kenya’s long search for a Constitution: The Postponed Promise and Judicial Review and Administrative Law. He has published numerous articles in refereed journals and several book chapters. He has co-authored ‘The Constitution of Kenya 2010 An introductory commentary’ with Dr. Luis Franceschi. He has also co-authored several books on Ethics. His non-legal books include; Swearing by Kenya, A Call for Political Hygiene in Kenya Politics and From Raw Deal to Real Deal. He has also co-authored twenty seven (27) other Books on Integrity as School Series.
He is a former Secretary of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission and former Director of the defunct Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission, (KACC).
He is the Founding Trustee of the African Institute for Leaders and Leadership (AILL) and founding Chairman of the Association of the Citizens Against Corruption (ACAC).
He has been named and recognized by the International Commission of Jurists (Kenya Section) and the Law Society of Kenya for his exemplary contribution to the legal profession. He was recognized by the Kenya-USA Association for the Martin Luther King Jnr., Leadership Award in 1996 and was the recipient of the 2008 Martin Luther King Africa Salute to Greatness Award by the Martin Luther King Jr. Africa Foundation. He has also been included in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World and is the Distinguished Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Lecturer for 2014. He is the designated 11th Kwame Nkrumah Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana for 2016.
Margaret W. Njeru is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Riara University, Nairobi, Kenya, where she teaches English and Communication Skills. She holds a Ph. D in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A., and two Masters Degrees in Linguistics, one from the University of Nairobi and a second one from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.. Her research interests include the role of language and culture in literacy development, the role of technology in learning as well as the role of parents in their children’s academic and general development. She recently published the chapter “Teach Our Children in their Mother Tongue” in “Kenya after 50: Reconfiguring Education, Gender, and Policy (African Histories and Modernities) (2016, Palgrave Macmillan) and an article titled “Parents as Participants in their Children’s Learning: A Tall Order for Parents in Rural Kenya” in The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 58(5) (2015).
Gerben van Lent is primarily responsible for ensuring the business growth of the organisation and supports the managing director with the ongoing development of ETS Global’s business strategy. He leads the business teams of EMEA, the Marketing teams and the Higher Education outreach team spread over 4 offices located in the Netherlands, France, Jordan and Poland.
In support of business development and client relationship management he represents ETS Global and ETS when dealing with partners, major clients, government officials, external organisations and agencies.
He has worked in various management roles in ETS Global and before that he worked at the Dutch National Institute for Educational Measurement, an NGO, a Teacher Training Institute and Schools in the Netherlands and Africa.
He holds a Master’s Degree from Leiden University, the Netherlands, with a major in Mathematics and minors in Economics and Teaching. He has taken courses in General Management, Educational Management, Financial Management, Management Styles in Different Cultures, Total Quality Management, Operational Management and Capture Management.
Ian Wairua is a specialist in the field of education systems for higher education. He researches on the educational use of emerging popular media, using language-learning content. Ian has 27 years’ experience in the field of education and holds a master’s degree in information systems. He is the Vice-Chairman and Founding Secretary-General of the Association of Japanese Language Teachers in Kenya (JALTAK) and a member of the Administration Committee for the JLPT Examination in Kenya. He is an Associate Member of the eLearning Guild, an international association of elearning professionals based in Santa Rosa, California, USA. He is also the Head of Oriental-languages sub-department of School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Strathmore University. He has been the School Representative of the Learning and Teaching Services (now Centre for Academic Development) of Strathmore University, and a board member of Synonyms, an organization of language consultants and experts. He is a Japan Foundation-trained language educator and previously worked as an Education and Information officer for the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs at their embassy in Kenya. Below are some selected publications and conference presentations.
Wairua, I., (2014). Increasing ubiquity in language learning using WhatsApp. Social Media in Higher Education Conference, 8-9 May 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Education: Victorian University Manchester, School of Education, through University College, Nairobi (Now UON). She is a MA & PhD holder in Philosophy & Education (Ethics & Philosophy of Education) of University of Navarra (Rome & Pamplona, Spain). Gichure has wide teaching experience, having taught in two outstanding secondary schools in Nairobi—The Kenya High School and Kianda High School; she has a wide university teaching experience from Kenyatta University (1995-2011) and Strathmore University since 2011 to date.
Gichure was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant to visit and research in Ethics in Leadership at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, of the University of Richmond, in Virginia, USA in 2003-2004; in 2010 she was visiting scholar at the Catholic University of America (CUA), courtesy of CRVP, Washington D.C, USA; was a guest of the State of Jalisco, Mexico, Department of Education, in 2008 invited to explain aspects of ethics in education contained in her book: Ética de la profesion docente (1995) at a workshop for heads of Teacher Education Colleges of that State.
Gichure is member of the International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE) since 2000; of the Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa) since 1999; a Fulbright Alumni of Kenya since 2004; member of Fellowship of Catholic Scholars since 2004; was member of the Association of African Women Researchers and Developers (AAWORD) in 2001; and member of the Alumni of University of Navarre in East Africa.
Gichure doubles up as occasional reviewer for Journal of Business Ethics (JOBE) since 2004; member of the Editorial Board for the African Journal of Business Ethics (AJoBE) since 2008; member of the editorial board of Docencia Universitarial, and education Journal of the Industrial University of Santander, Colombia since 2003. She is also in the editorial board of Caribbean Journal of Philosophy since 2008, one Editor of the Code of Ethics for Bankers for Kenya Institute for Bankers (1998).