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Professor Micheni Japhet Ntiba, PS Universty Eduaction and Research


Professor Micheni Japhet Ntiba has a specialization  in Fisheries/Marine biology in the broad area of Aquatic Science. He obtained his Certificate of Primary Education, Certificate Secondary Education and East African Advanced Certificate of Education in 1973,1977 and 1979 respectively, before proceeding to the University of Nairobi where he read and qualified with BSc. (Hons), 2nd Class, Upper Division (Botany/Zoology) in 1984. Thereafter, he obtained his M.Sc.(Hydrobiology) from the University of Nairobi in 1987 (Thesis entitled "the Kenya Reef Fish of the genus) and a Ph.D. in Fisheries Biology from the University of East Anglia, UK in 1990 (Thesis entitled "The Biology and Ecology of the long rough dab". He started his professional career in the University of Nairobi as a Tutorial Fellow in the department of Zoology in1989 and promoted to positions of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in1990,1993 and 1997, respectively. He was also the first Executive Secretary, Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO), Jinja, Uganda from 1977 to 2002. He was also chairman, Department of Zoology, University of Nairobi from 2004 to 2008 and the first Director,School of Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi from 2006 to 2008 when he  was appointed the first Permanent Secretary Ministry of Fisheries Development. He has supervised many projects and programmes and trained a combined total of 31 students at Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degree levels examined over 40 academic Thesis from various Universities nationally and internationally and contributed over 50 scientific publications.

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The Constitution of Kenya 2010, underscores the provision of quality education and training as a right and a fundamental to the success of the government’s overall development strategies. The goal of Vision 2030 is the development of a middle income economy in which all citizens have enhanced entrepreneurship, innovation and lifelong learning opportunities.  To achieve this aspirations, the Ministry of Education (MOE) developed the National Education Sector Plan (NESP) 2013-2018 to guide the development of the education and training sector.

The NESP document highlights the policy goals, objectives, major challenges and proposes strategies and financing options for the realization of such goals and objectives over a period of five years.  It is an all-inclusive and sector wide plan with the overarching goal of “quality education for Kenya’s sustainable development”.  The emphasis is on all levels of Education and Training with a focus   on improvement of Education quality and relevance, access, equity, sector governance and accountability as well as social competencies and values.

NESP is in three volumes. Volume I focuses on Basic Education programme rationale and approach while Volume II provides the Basic Education Operational, Volume III focuses on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET); Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) and University Education. The implementation period of NESP 2013 – 2018 is coming to an end in June 2018.  In view of this, the ministry has initiated the process of reviewing the NESP document with a view of aligning the sector priorities to the national aspirations as outlined in MTPIII of the Vision 2030. The proposed plan will cut across the three state departments covering programmes from pre-primary to university.


Anne Gachoya of Directorate of Policy Partnership in the Ministry Education addresses National Education Sector Plan (NESP) Committee during a Technical Capacity Building Workshop at Mash Park Hotel today, 19th December 2016. The workshop was organised by the ministry of education in collaboration with Plan international - Kenya

 Members of the National Education Sector Plan (NESP) Committee members pose for a photograph at Mash Park Hotel during the official opening of a three-day Technical Capacity Building Workshop 19th December 2016.

David Watene of State Department of University Education addresses National Education Sector Plan (NESP) Committee during a Technical Capacity Building Workshop at Mash Park Hotel today,19th December 2016.



The Girls' Education Challenge (GEC) program seeks to help up to a million of the world's poorest girls improve their lives through education.

I Choose Life-Africa's Jielimishe Girls' Education Challenge (GEC) Project is targeting to improve life chances of 10,123 marginalised girls and 6,890 boys from communities in Laikipia, Meru and Mombasa Counties. The five (5) year project, funded by the UK Government through the Department for International Development (DfID) will run from April 2017 to March 2022.

Building on the lessons learnt from Jielimishe GEC, the overall goal of Jielimishe GEC T is to improve the life chances of girls, 2,390 in primary school and 7,730 in secondary school using a holistic approach to complete a cycle of education, transition to the next level and demonstrate learning, as well as provide alternative pathways. Besides targeting girls as direct beneficiaries, the project also targets 6,980 boys (3,190 in upper primary and 3,790 in secondary schools).


Ministry of Education – I Choose Life –Africa Quarterly Planning an Review Meeting Nairobi, January 24, 2018

DSC_4522.JPGGirl Education Challenge MOE-Technical Committee during Quartely Planning and Review meeting 24TH January,2018 at a hotel in Nairobi.DSC_4529.JPGChief Executive Officer, I Choose Life-Africa (ICL), Mike Mutungi with Deputy Director, Policy, Emis Njeru Ministry of Education, makes a point today, January 24, 2018 during Ministry of Education and I Choose Life –Africa Quarterly Planning an Review Meeting at Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi.

DSC_4538.JPGMike Mutungi CEO and Dennis Ratemo Program Manager  I Choose Life making a presentation during Quarterly Planning and Review Meeting 24th January,2018 at a hotel in Nairobi.

DSC_4509.JPGChief Executive Officer, I Choose Life-Africa, Mike Mutungi makes opening remarks today, January 24, 2018 during Ministry of Education and I Choose Life –Africa Quarterly Planning and Review Meeting at Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi. Mutungi touched on the quarterly fora his organiztion (I Choose Life-Africa) hold with the Ministry of Education for project planning, monitoring coordination and sharing of evidence/ key learnings with other relevant stakeholders, to inform education sector planning and management of education.

DSC_4569.JPGDennis Ratemo Program Manager I Choose Life during a presentation on Quartely Planning and Review Meeting 24th January,2018 sitted National Cordinator GEC-MOE Loice Kimani and a Technical officer for GEC –Moe​DSC_4526.JPGDeputy Director Policy Emis Njeru and CEO, I choose Life during Quarterly Planning and Review meeting January 24th, 2018 at a hotel in Nairobi.

DSC_4576.JPGNational Coordinator Girls Education Challenge,Ministry of Education, Loice Kimani making a presentation January 24, 2018 during jielimishe Girls Education Challenge Quarterly Planning and Review Meeting attended by MOE- GEC Technical Committee at a hotel in Nairobi.

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