Bachelor of Education (Arts)

Overview

The Bachelor of Education (Arts) Degree Programme is intended to prepare teachers for secondary schools.  However, it is also suitable for people who are involved in educational management and training in the tertiary institutions both in the public and private sectors.  In addition, some subject combinations provide competency in Economic Planning, Business and Financial Management as well as Accounting Practices.  Students who go through the programme can also become trainers in tertiary institutions as well as institutions of higher learning.

The subjects covered are:

  • Psychology
  • Curriculum and planning
  • Education Communication Technology
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • History and Government
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Literature in English
  • Linguistics
  • Kiswahili
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Mathematics
  • The course leading to the award of the Bachelor of Education (Arts) shall extend over a period not exceeding eight (8) semesters of fifteen weeks each.
  • A candidate registering for the Bachelor of Education (Arts) degree shall be required to combine a major and a minor teaching subject in the service faculties. 
  • All units shall be examined in the semester in which they are taken.  Such examinations shall comprise continuous assessment tests and end of semester examinations.
  • A candidate shall not be allowed to sit University Examinations unless they have taken and submitted all continuous assessment tests and end of the semester examinations.
  • All examinations shall be governed by the following rules:
  • End of semester examinations shall constitute 70% and continuous assessment tests 30% of the marks in each unit taken.
  • The pass mark in each unit shall be 40%
  • A candidate who fails to attain the pass mark on the approval of Board of examiners and senate shall be allowed to resit examination in those units within three months of the ordinary examination.  Such a candidate shall be required to resit any of the failed units for a maximum of two attempts.
  • A candidate who shall have missed to do a paper at the end of semester examinations out of good cause shall be allowed to resit that paper at the next end of semester examinations.
  • A candidate who fails to attain a pass mark in seven or eight units taken in an ordinary examination, shall on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners and approval of Senate repeat the year.
  • A candidate who fails in a unit(s) after a resit shall be required to take the same course and examinations in the subsequent semesters.
  • A candidate who fails to attain the pass mark in nine or more units taken in any year shall be discontinued.
  • A candidate who fails a prerequisite unit shall be required to pass the unit before he/she can be allowed to take the subsequent units to which the failed units form a basic preparatory course.
  • A candidate who will not have passed the prescribed 55 units in 8 academic years from the time of entering the programme shall be discontinued.
  • A candidate who has repeated the third and fourth year of study shall be eligible for pass degree only.
  • The common regulations for the Bachelor’s degree in the University of Nairobi shall be applicable.
  • The following shall be admissible into the Bachelor of Education (Arts) programme:
  • Holders of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum aggregate performance of C+, or equivalent.
  • Holders of Diploma from University of Nairobi or other recognized institutions and an aggregate of C in KCSE or equivalent.
  • Holders of Mean Grade C- or equivalent plus a certificate and Diploma from a recognized institution.
  • Holders of ‘O’ Level Division II or equivalent plus a Diploma   from a recognized institution.
  • Holders of ‘O’ Level Division III or equivalent Plus a  Certificate and Diploma from a recognized Institution.
  • Holders of ‘O’ Level Division III or equivalent plus a three year Diploma from a recognized  secondary institution.
  • Holders of A Level with two Principal passes or equivalent in relevant  subjects.
  • Holders of a P1 certificate from a two-year post secondary training institution recognized by Senate.
  • Holders of a Higher National Diploma in relevant fields and should have attained an aggregate of C in KCSE.
  • Holders of a Degree certificate from a recognized University Equivalent qualifications to the above from institutions  recognized by Senate

The Bachelor of Education (Arts) Degree Programme is intended to prepare teachers for secondary schools.  However, it is also suitable for people who are involved in educational management and training in the tertiary institutions both in the public and private sectors.  In addition some subject combinations provide competency in Economic Planning, Business and Financial Management as well as Accounting Practices.   Students who go through the program can also become trainers in tertiary institutions as well as institutions of higher learning.

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION - E35 -55UNITS
Year 1 - 16UNITS  Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly Total 
TUITION             108,000.00                           108,000.00                              216,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                  6,500.00                                            -                                    6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                  7,000.00                                            -                                    7,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                  2,250.00                               2,250.00                                  4,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                  8,000.00                               8,000.00                                16,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                            -                                    1,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                            -                                    1,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                  2,000.00                                            -                                    2,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)                  5,000.00                                            -                                    5,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                  4,000.00                                            -                                    4,000.00
TOTALS             144,750.00                           118,250.00                              263,000.00
       
Year 2 - 13UNITS  Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly Total 
TUITION             108,000.00                           108,000.00                              216,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                  6,500.00                                    6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                  7,000.00                                    7,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                  2,250.00                               2,250.00                                  4,500.00
EXAMINATION FEES - PER UNIT @1000                  6,500.00                               6,500.00                                13,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                    1,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                    1,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                  2,000.00                                    2,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                  4,000.00                                    4,000.00
TOTALS             138,250.00                           116,750.00                              255,000.00
       
Year 3 - 15UNITS  Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly Total 
TUITION             108,000.00                           108,000.00                              216,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                  6,500.00                                    6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                  7,000.00                                    7,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                  2,250.00                               2,250.00                                  4,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                  7,500.00                               7,500.00                                15,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                    1,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                    1,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                  2,000.00                                    2,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                  4,000.00                                    4,000.00
TOTALS             139,250.00                           117,750.00                              257,000.00
       
Year 4 - 11UNITS  Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly Total 
TUITION             108,000.00                           108,000.00                              216,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                  6,500.00                                    6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                  7,000.00                                    7,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                  2,250.00                               2,250.00                                  4,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                  5,500.00                               5,500.00                                11,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                    1,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                    1,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                  2,000.00                                    2,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                  4,000.00                                    4,000.00
TOTALS             137,250.00                           115,750.00                              253,000.00
       
Grand totals               1,028,000.00