Kibera Lucy

Kibera Lucy

Professor in Education , University of Nairobi

Prof. Kibera holds a Ph.D and an M.Ed from Kenyatta University, a B.A (Philosophy) and a B.A (Psychology) from York University, Toronto, Canada, and a B.Ed from Makerere University, Uganda. She has a rich professional background, having started her career as a tutor at a Primary Teachers Training College in 1971. She then worked as a research fellow at the Kenya Institute of Education and later taught as a senior lecturer at the Kenya Technical Teachers College.  In 1988 she was employed by University of Nairobi in School of Education. She is the former Chairman of Educational Foundations and Dean of the School of Education, University of Nairobi. She is a Professor of Education. Over the years, she has acquired extensive practical experience in training teachers, consulting and doing research in education.

Prof. Kibera has published extensively on education particularly in gender and girl-child issues, teacher education and professionalism. She is also an author of four children’s books published by Kenya Literature Bureau and Fundamentals of Sociology of Education by University of Nairobi.

Besides her vast knowledge and experience of the Kenyan system of education, she has regional experience, having been an external examiner for universities in Kenya, Uganda (Makerere and Kampala), Tanzania (Dar-es-Salaam) and Botswana. She has also attended and participated in many local, national and international educational conferences and workshops.

Academic background

  • 1993 - Ph.D, Kenyatta University.
  • 1986 - M.ED, Kenyatta University.
  • 1976 - B.A. Philosophy – York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1977 - B.A. Psychology – York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1971 - B.Ed., Makerere University, Uganda.
  • 1971 - Advanced Cambridge School Certificate, Loreto Convent
    Msongari, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 1965 - Cambridge School Certificate, Loreto Convent, Limuru, Kenya.
  • 1961 - Kenya African Preliminary Examination, Gatitu Intermediate School,
    Kiambu, Kenya.