Dr. Violet Khalayi Wawire

Name: Violet Khalayi Wawire
Dr/PhD, M.Ed
Educational Foundations
Contact Address:
Box 43844-0100, Nairobi Kenya
Area of Specialization:
Sociology of Education
Research Interests:
Gender and disability issues in Education
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  • Schooling outcomes and Age at First Child and Marriage: Voices of young women from four selected rural and urban settings in Kenya .RECOUP project., Nairobi, Kenya
  • The impact of Gender Equity Policies in the Participation of Women in Higher Education in Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Access of Students with disabilities to Higher Education in Kenya. AHEC program, Johannesburg, South Africa


  • The impact of Gender Equity Policies in the Participation of Women in Higher Education in Kenya
  • Access of Students with disabilities to Higher Education in Kenya. AHEC program
  • Improving the access of students with disabilities to science and technology courses through mentoring


  • Violet Wawire, Sara Ruto and Fatuma Chege, 2009, Kenya’s HIV/AIDs Education Sector Policy: Implications for orphaned and Vulnerable Children and the teaching of HIV/AIDs Education, Journal of International Cooperation in Education, Vol 12, No 1(2009), pp 121 – 136.
  • Violet Wawire, Nadia Elarabi and Hellen Mwanzi, 2011, Higher Education Access and Retention Opportunities for Students with Disabilities: Strategies from Selected Public Universities in Egypt and Kenya. Book chapter in Higher Education in Africa: Equity, Access, opportunity, ISBN9780872063341
  • Violet Wawire, 2003, Gender and the Socio and Economic Impact of Drought on the Residents of Turkana District OSSREA Gender Series (ISSN 1608-6295).


Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 15:47

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 Conference Dates: 5TH – 6TH OCTOBER, 2017 


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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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