Members of the CODESRIA team, comprising of the participants and trainers during the opening ceremony of the CODESRIA College of Academic Mentors Institute training graced by the Registrar RIO, Professor Vincent Onywera, accompanied by key note speaker Dr. Godwin Murunga
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Participants comparing notes in their groups during the Group Discussion Session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography referring to her notes on Research Integrity and Ethics during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the KUCC
The gracious Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography, explaining ethical concepts in research to members of the CODESRIA team during the 10 day workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Lead trainer, Professor Bangura of Howard University responding to participants’ queries during question and answer session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura explaining to the participants about the Ideal Dissertation Structure during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Chris Shisanya giving his presentation on Epistemological Paradigms in Social Research during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School at KUCC
Professor Ishmael Munene presenting a certificate of participation to Lydia Amoah from University of Ghana during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Florence Shingirayi Chamisa from University of FortHare during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Sylvester Kohol Shima from University of Ibadan during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitators Professors Chris Shisanya being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitators Professors Joy Obando being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
Dr. Godwin Murunga, the Incoming Executive Secretary of CODESRIA giving his closing remarks during the workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.

Dr. Purity. M. Nthiga

Title/Qualifications: PhD, M.A. B.Ed(Arts)
Department/Unit/Section: English and Linguistics
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi
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Position: Chairperson English and Linguistics Department, Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Applied Linguistics
Research Interests: Language teaching and learning, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, writing skills and communication.

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Conference Presentations

  • Conference on Exploring Communication Competence in the Industry and Academy. Presented a paper on:  Job Application Letters as Communication to Potential Employers: Selling or Soiling? Venue: Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya( May 2016)
  • Conference on English for effective communication: challenges and opportunities in East Africa Presented a paper on: Teaching the writing skill in English as a second Language (ESL): Insights from selected Kenyan Secondary schools. Venue: Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya (April 2015).
  • 2nd Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference on Africa’s Golden Jubilee. Presented paper on: Feedback Provision in English as a Second Language (ESL) Writing: The case of Secondary Schools in Kenya, Nairobi, June 22-29 2013.
  • GANAA 2012 Summer School On Multilingualism And Language Policies In Africa: (presented a paper on: Rethinking the Role of Indigenous African Languages in African Renaissance and Development in the 21st Century.”),Venue: Bondo University College, Kenya. (September 2012).
  • 1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference on Africa’s Golden Jubilee: Assessing 50 Years of Scholarship and Development in Africa (presented a paper on “Language; a double-edged sword: dissecting the role of language in creating conflict and peace in post-independent Africa.”)Venue: Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi (June 2012).
  • 2nd Linkage of Industry with Academia Conference.Venue: KICC, Nairobi (July 2011)
  • SUZA-SPINE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM on Teaching, Learning and Assessing in Second Language Contexts (presented paper on “second language writing pedagogy: teachers’ feedback practices in kenya secondary schools.”)Venue: Zanzibar Beach Resort (December 2010)
  • International Conference on Multilingualism and Education.Venue: Kenyatta University (July 2010).

Research

  • Job Application Letters as Communication to Potential Employers: Selling or Soiling? (April, 2016)
  • The Pedagogic Process of Writing in English as a Second Language in Kenyan Secondary Schools. (PhD Research, 2010).
  • Patterns and Functions of Codeswitching in Pre-primary Classroom Discourse in Selected Schools of Kasarani Division Nairobi (M.A Project, 2003)

Publications

  • Mukuni D.M, Ireri A.M, Nthiga P.M, Owili F.A (2016) Swearing in a Miraa Market Environment. Arts and Social Science Journal 7: 187 pp2-6.
  • “African Languages in the classroom: blessing or curse?” In Mutasa. E.D & Ogutu E. A (2008) (eds) Teaching and administering in African Languages:A road map to African Renaissance Pretoria:Simba Guru Publisher.

Seminars And Workshops

  • Girl’s Education and Peace: The Long Road to Gender Equality:  by Dr. Ruth Kagia Senior Advisor, Social Sector/International Relations to the The Presidency, Kenya. WERK National Seminar Series 2016 (Nairobi: April 2016)
  • Linking research to action and advocacy:  Induction seminar for new   members of the Women Educational Researchers of Kenya (WERK) (Nairobi: February 2016)
  • Tone marking in Luhya dialects: Combating language endangerement through linguistic documentation by Prof Michael Marlo, Fulbright Scholar, Missouri University (February, 2016).
  • Training on Quality management system (ISO, 9001-2008) and root cause analysis (Kenyatta University: November 2015).
  • Leadership development and mentorship by Dr. Peter Mulinge, CEO Transitional Leader Development Inc (Kenyatta University: September 2015)
  • Capacity building seminar for supervisors in participatory and action research approaches by Dr. Mathabo Khau (Kenyatta University:  September 2015).
  • Online teaching on the Kenyatta university E-platforms (Kenyatta University: June 2015).
  • Effective handling of complaints at the work place (Kenyatta University: June 2015).
  • E-learning module writing training (Kenyatta University: July 2015).
  • Use of plagiarism check  and reference manager software; Turnitin and Mendeley(Kenyatta University:  May 2015)
  • Reforms in Education in Kenya: Public Lecture delivered by the Prof. Kaimenyi, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (Kenyatta University: February, 2015)
  • Training on setting, moderation and marking of university exams (Kenyatta University: 2015).
  • Introduction to the InZone programmes and virtual platform (Kenyatta University: October 2014).
  • Entry of marks and trouble shooting in the CampusVue system( Kenyatta University: June 2015, May 2014)
  • Workshop on monitoring and Evaluation for Quality Assurance.Venue: Utalii Hotel, Nairobi (January 2012).
  • Reading to learn to write by Mike Hart of University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Pietmarisburg: South Africa,Venue:   Kenyatta University (June 2008)
  • Cleft and palate lip: reconstruction of speech by Mathew Karia of Kenyatta University,Venue: Kenyatta University (July 2008)

 

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