Dr. Kiende Hellen Guantai

Kiende Hellen

Position: Lecturer
Department: Education Management ,Policy and Curriculum Studies
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Area of Specialization: Education Management
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Conferences and Paper Presentations

  • 2017 : Participated and presented a Paper in the 4th International Annual  Conference on Education and Life Long Learning Held on 5th to 6th October 2017 at the Kenyatta University Conference  center an presented a paper “ From content printouts to online interactive learning: exploring Kenyatta University students experiences of transformations in digital learning
  • 2017:Attended and facilitated the First Symposium Dialogue on Distance Education amongst Kenyan Universities held at KICD Nairobi Kenya between 29 and 30th of June 2017
  • 2017:  Attended presented a paper in an international conference in the University of Rwanda Scientific Conference Week between 14th to 16th June 2017 on Student Satisfaction with Learning experiences and its Association with willingness to be associated with higher learning institutions in Kenya, Rwanda and Ghana.
  • 2016: Attended  an  international  conference in Pretoria South Africa on learner support in distance and virtual education organized by the Common Wealth of Learning.
  • 2016 :  Presented a paper in the first Bi annual conference organized by the commission for university Education (Adequacy of Research methodology training among Post graduate students  in the school of Education Kenyatta university.
  • 2016:Presented a paper in the third international school of education conference held in Kenyatta university(Exclusive girls clubs, Networking as hindrance to upward mobility in the management of secondary schools at Kenyatta University
  • 2015 : Presented a paper in the 2nd International conference on Re- Engineering Education for Sustainable development(Organizational barriers influencing female mobility in the management of secondary schools in Meru ,machakos and Isiolo counties ,Kenya
  • 2014: Presented a paper in the 1st Annual Conference on Education and Lifelong  Learning Organizational barriers  and coping strategies influencing female mobility in the management of secondary schools in Meru ,Machakos and isiolo Counties,Kenya.
  • 2014 :Attended an International conference and training workshop on  Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management,Populatuion Dynamics, and Social vulnerability and protection(Dares salaam  organized by OSSREA)
  • 2014:Attended an International Conference on IT Application and Management.
  • 2012:Presented a paper in the 1st Annual International  Interdisciplinary conference on Africa’s Golden Jublee:Assessing 50 years of scholarship and development in Africa organized by department of Research of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.(Role of Research in informing the process of policy formulation)
  • 2012: Presented a paper in the international conference on Educational Reforms and Innovation in enhancing Quality and Equity
  • 2012 : Participated in  a study on Girl specific Education focus and boys participation, performance and construction of masculinities(FAWE)
  • 2012 : Participated in a National Policy Seminar on Decentralization in Education: Overcoming Challenges and Achieving  Success-The Kenyan Experience.
  • 2011  : Participated in Research Consortium on Educational Outcomes and Poverty(RECOUP)
  • 2011:Participated in the International conference of the Association of Universities held at the Safari park hotel Kenya.


  • Declining Boys Participation and Performance in Kenyan Schools: Are Girls Education projects influencing New forms of masculinities?

Research experience 

  • 2016  : Currently undertaking a research on Influence of social sciences research in informing policy formulation Funded by Kenyatta University Vice Chancellors research grant.
  • 2015 : Successfully conducted a research on Gender issues in Management specifically looking at the Organizational barriers and coping strategies influencing female mobility in the management of secondary schools inMeru,Machakos and Meru County.  
  • 2014  :Conducted A research on The Role of Research in informing Policy Formulation In Kenya.
  • 2012  : Conducted a study funded by FAWE on Girl Specific Focus and Boys Participation,Perfomance and construction of masculinities in selected Kenyan schools.
  • 2012: Participated in women empowerment and human rights training sponsored by the British Council.
  • 2010:Participated in a baseline Survey that was looking at the awareness levels for women in voting    in Meru County:
  • 2007-2012 :  Conducted a study funded by FAWE on Girl Specific Focus and Boys.Participation,Perfomance and construction of masculinities in selected Kenyan schools.

Professional body

  • AFELT - Association for Faculty Enrichment in Learning and Teaching.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 08:52

News and Events


 Conference Dates4th -5th October 2018 

THEME: Educational Reforms and Technological Advancement: Enhancing Teacher Education, Training and Competence-based Learning

Call For Paper

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Dissemination of Research Findings 26th May

Dr. Teresa Mwoma of Department of Early Childhood Studies will be presenting her research findings from a study funded by the Vice Chancellor’s research grant 2015/2016. The study was focusing on safety and security in preschools in the informal settlement: A case of Nairobi City County. The study was conducted in Nairobi informal settlements. Findings from the study will be disseminated to stakeholders in early childhood as well as scholars in Kenyatta University on 26th May 2017 at Kenyatta University BSSC room 12 starting at 10.30 am. Preliminary findings from the study were presented in the 4th annual early childhood development and education summit held in Mombasa from 13th to 17th March 2017.

4th Academic Seminar

The School of Education is planning to hold its 4th Academic Seminar on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th May 2017 at the College of Education & Lifelong Learning (Room 109) to provide space for awardees of the School's conference - related grants and time to share knowledge and experiences gained from their attendances locally and abroad.
The Seminar is designed to give opportunity to academic members of staff as well as young experienced researchers to model for our students and set good examples of how to engage in scholarly discourses. Our postgraduate students and their supervisors will have a forum to share their research work-in-progress from which they could get input for potential publications from their research by the time they are graduating.

The Guest Speaker will be Dr. Rhoda Gitonga who will address: Interactivity in Online Teaching & Learning in Higher Education.


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