Dr. Rubai Mandela Ochieng

Title: PhD, Kenyatta University, Kenya
Position: Lecturer
Department: Educational Foundations
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 , 00100 Nairobi
Area of Specialization: Health and Education
Research Interests: HIV/AIDS and Education, Lifestyle Diseases and Education, Refugee Education, Gender Issues in Education

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Conference Presentations

  • Rubai Mandela Ochieng, Effective Teaching Strategies for Biological Scientists. Kampala, Uganda, 19th – 20th August 2012
  • Rubai Mandela Ochieng, The Interactive Influence of Gender, Culture and Religion on HIV/AIDS Education in Refugee Primary Schools in Kenya, Washington DC,USA, 21st – 28th August 2012
  • Rubai Mandela Ochieng, Courtship and Marriage in the 21st Century : Lessons for Young Kenyans, Nairobi, Kenya, 2nd June 2010
  • Rubai Mandela Ochieng, Young, Gendered and Refugee: the Learning of HIV/AIDS Education in Multicultural Schools of Northern Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya, 12th – 14th Nov. 2008
  • Rubai Mandela Ochieng, Gender Issues and Christianity in the Contemporary SocietyNairobi, Kenya, 9th may 2008
  • Rubai Mandela Ochieng, 1. ‘Participation of AIDS Affected Girls in Primary School Education ; Experiences from Western Kenya’ 2. ‘Refugee Status in Kenya: Expositing Children to HIV Infection?’Dhaka, Bangladesh, 11th -16th Feb. 2006

Research and Funded Projects

  • Rubai Mandela Ochieng, 2007 – 2010, Gender and HIV/AIDS Education in Multicultural Context of Schools at Kakuma Refugee Camp and its Host Community in Kenya (PhD Research)DAAD and Kenyatta University Staff Development
  • Fatuma Chege and others, 2005- 2007, Achieving EFA Goals through Quality Basic Education for OVC in Kenya : (Africa- Asia Dialogue…Project), JICA, UNESCO&CICE
  • Fatuma Chege & Others, 2005-2006, Domesticating EFA Goals: Policy and Decision Making Processes among Education Partners in Kenya, GRIPS
  • Rubai Mandela Ochieng, 2003- 2004, Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education of Primary School Girls in Butere-Mumias District, Kenya, N/A


  • Rubai Mandela Ochieng, 2012, Teacher Preparedness in HIV/AIDS Education in Multicultural Refugee Schools of Northwestern Kenya (Forthcoming), Msingi Journal
  • Rubai Mandela Ochieng, 2012, Young, Gendered and Refugee : The Learning of HIV/AIDS Education in Multicultural Schools of Northern Kenya (Forthcoming)JIAS
  • Solomon Mumah, Rubai Mandela and others, 2006, Socio-cultural Inequalities in the Use of Reproductive Health Services among Adolescent Refugees, Tanzania Public Health Association

Administration Positions Held to Date

  • Chairperson of the departmental student registration committee, department of educational foundations, Kenyatta University. 2007 to Date




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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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