Dr. Julius Jwan is the Principal Secretary, State Department for Early Learning and Basic Education.
Dr. Jwan served as the Director/CEO at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD). Prior to joining KICD, he was the Director – Programmes and Technical Services at the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC). He has worked as a lecturer at Moi University rising from the position of a Tutorial Fellow to Senior Lecturer. Prior to joining Moi University, he was a teacher at Ongalo Secondary School and Kaimosi Teachers’ Training College.
Dr. Jwan holds a PhD Degree in Educational Leadership & Management from the UK. He also holds a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Educational Research Methods-from the UK; a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Degree in Education Communication & Management from Norway and another Master Degree in Linguistics from Moi University - Kenya where he also graduated with a Bachelor of Education Degree. He has attended several fellowships and short courses including: Procurement and Tendering Processes; and Senior Management Course for Public Officers (Kenya); Education for Sustainable Peace (Germany); Enhancing Governance and Financial Administration in Africa (Botswana); Transitional Justice and Governance in Africa (South Africa); Reconciliation as Process and Practice (Sweden); Democratic Governance for Development in Africa (Uganda), among others.
Dr. Jwan has published widely on educational leadership and management in international journals and book chapters. He has also published five books - two on educational leadership and management, two on research methods and one in communication. Dr Jwan is a winner of the Best Doctoral Thesis Award by the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS) in 2011. He has also supervised a number of PhD and Masters Students.