Dr. Nyakwara Begi

Title/Qualifications: PhD
Position:Early Childhood Department Chairman
Department: Early Childhood Studies
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844-00100 Nairobi, Kenya.
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Position:  Senior Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, ICT in ECE, Curriculum Development, Educational Management, Child Development
Research Interests: ICT in ECE, Use of ICT in primary school schools and teacher training colleges, children’s success in school, teacher education, parental involvement in children’s education, Social studies education, culturally relevant education, Ecconomics of early Childhood Education and Effects of investing in early years education.
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Publications

  • Begi Nyakwara & Mr. Yattani Dido, Socio-cultural Factors Impeding Children’s Access to Early Childhood Education. A case of Turbi Division, Marsabit North Sub-county, Kenya. A presented during the 2nd International Annual Conference on Education & Lifelong Learning held at Kenyatta University on 8th – 9th October, 2015. Nairobi

  • Begi Nyakwara, Enhancing the quality of child care and education through use of lab school as a model centre - Lessons learned from the 22nd International Conference on RECE Conference held at Kent State University; PowerPoint presentation during the School of Education 1st Academic Series held on 22nd-23rd September 2015 at Kenyatta University. Nairobi, Kenya 23rd – 24th September 2015

  • Begi Nyakwara & Joseph Waigera, Determinants of pre-school teachers’ use of culturally relevant materials in instruction: A case of Kieni West sub-county, paper presented during 4th International Conference on education held at Kenyatta University, 14th – 16th July 2015. Nairobi, Kenya 14th – 16th July 2015

  • Begi Nyakwara & Ayaga N. Godfrey, Teacher-related factors influencing the implementation of early childhood development and education curriculum in Borabu sub-county, Kenya, paper presented during the 2th International Conference on Education held at Kenyatta University, 18th – 20th May 2015. Nairobi, Kenya 18th - 20th May, 2015

  • Begi Nyakwara, Children’s Transition to Primary Schools in Kenya: Policies and Practice; paper presented during 22nd International Conference on Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) held at Kent State University, Ohio, USA, on 2nd – 5th November, 2014.

  • Begi Nyakwara Factors Influencing use of mother tongue as a language of instruction in pre-primary schools in Kenya; paper presented during the 1st Annual Conference on education and lifelong learning; held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, and 31st October, 2014. 

  • Wafula, R., Begi, N. & Kang’ethe, R. Effect of remedial teaching programme on performance of pupils with mathematics difficulties in lowery primary schools in Butere district, Kenya. Philadelphia, USA 17-20 August 2014

  • Begi, N. 2014 Critical factors in the integration of information and communication technologies in early childhood education in Kenya: A case of Nairobi County. Journal of Information Technology Applications and Management (JITAM) Issue 21 (3)
  • Ngure, G., Begi, N., Kimani, E. & Mweru, M. 2014 Utilization of Instructional media for quality training in pre-primary school teacher training colleges in Nairobi County, Kenya Researchjournali’s Journal of Education. ISSN 2347-8225
  • Begi, N. 2014 Use of mother tongue as a language of instruction in early years of school to preserve the Kenyan culture Journal of Education and Practice, Vol.5, No.3 2014 ISSN 2222-288X
  • Wafula, R.W, Begi, N., Moses, W. P., & Wanyama, R. 2012 Early Identification of Learning Disabilities among standard three pupils of public primary schools in Butere District, Kenya Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS) ISSN;2141-6990
  • Mwololo, J. N.,Barbara, G. K.,Begi, N., & Mutweleli, S. M. 2010, Pre-school teachers’ Knowledge and attitude Towards use of Visual Media in Instructional Delivery in Kibwezi District, Kenya, Journal of research in Education and Society,ISBN:2141-6745
  • Begi, N., 2005, Instructional Computing in Kenyan Pre-schools. African Journal of Education Studies ISSN 1815-0470
    Vol. 1 No.1. pgs. 87-92.

Books

  • Ayaga, G.’ Begi, N. & Nyabuto, O.2015:Teacher related factors in the implementation of ECDE curriculum    Book published by Lambert Academic publishing (LAP),ISBN:9783659771170
  • Begi, N. 2010 A comparative study of Pre-school and Lower primary School teachers’ computer technology usage in teaching in Nairobi Province, Kenya” Book published VDM Verlag ISBN:978-3-639-28051-7
  • Begi, N. 2009 Administration and Management of ECDE Programmes. Nairobi, Book published by Longhorn Publishers, Kenya. ISBN:978996636451X
  • Begi, N & Bichang’a, J. S (2009) 2009 Certificate English Language. Nairobi, Book published by Blesmo Research and Publications, Kenya. ISBN:9966739815
  • Begi, N. 2009 Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Book published by Blesmo Research and Publications, Kenya. ISBN:9966739807

Conference Presentations

  • Begi Nyakwara & Joseph Barongo,Factors Influencing parental involvement of children’s early learning skills in pre-primary schools in Gucha sub-county, Kenya on 5th -6th October, 2017. Kenyatta University,Kenya,5th – 6th October 2017
  • Begi Nyakwara & Joseph Barongo,Factors Influencing parental involvement of children’s early learning skills in pre-primary schools in Gucha sub-county, Kenya on 5th -6th October, 2017.Kenyatta University ,Kenya,5th – 6th October 2017,
  • Teresa Mwoma; Catherine Murungi;Begi Nyakwara Safety and Security, a challenge in preschools in informal settlements in Nairobi County Kenya: Breaking the poverty circle through education, on 5th -6th October, 2017.Kenyatta University Kenya 5th – 6th October 2017
  • Judy Ngusa;Begi Nyakwara & Mary Ndani Relationship between school learning environment and pupils’ performance in mathematics in Nairobi County Kenya, on 5th -6th October, 2017.Kenyatta University Kenya 5th – 6th October 2017
  • Teresa Mwoma; Catherine Murungi;Begi Nyakwara Safety and Security Measures in preschools in informal settlements: A case of Nairobi County, Kenya on 26th May, 2017.Kenyatta University Kenya 26th May 2017
  • Begi Nyakwara Delivered Keynote speech during the National ECD Stakeholders Conference held at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development on 19th October, 2016.Nairobi,Kenya 19th October 2016
  • Begi Nyakwara & Johnson M. Matage Socio-economic factors causing pupils’ absenteeism in lowery primary schools in Masaba sub-county. A paper presented during the 3rd International Annual Conference on education and lifelong learning 6th-7th October, 2016 held at Kenyatta University. Nairobi, Kenya 6th -7th October, 2016

 

  • 2015:Participated in 11th African Regional Workshop sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development held at Kenyatta University on 4th – 6th November, 2015.Kenyatta University Kenya
  • 2015:Participated in the 2nd International Conference on Education & Lifelong Learning held at Kenyatta University on 8th – 9th October, 2015.Kenyatta University Kenya
  • 2015:Participated in the School of Education 1st Academic Seminar Series held at Kenyatta University on 22nd – 23rd September, 2015.Kenyatta University Kenya
  • 2015:Participated in Kenya DAAD Scholars Association Annual Conference held at Kenyatta University on 28-29 may 2015,Kenyatta University Kenya
  • 2015:Participated in training seminar on constitution of Kenya held at Kenyatta University on 15th June 2015,Kenyatta University Kenya
  • 2015:Training on Records and Information Management, held on 20th February 2014, at the School of Education, Kenyatta University Kenya
  • 2015:Training on Science Direct, Scopus and Mendeley, held on 3rd February 2014, at the Post Modern Library Computer Laboratory, Kenyatta University Kenya
  • 2015:Investing in Early Childhood Development for a Better World, held on 12-14, February, 2014 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.Kenyatta University Kenya
  • 2015:Awareness and Sensitization Training on Effective Complaints Handling, Resolution and Management, held on 30 January 2015     Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • 2014:School of Education Postgraduate Seminar, held on 4th December 2014, Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya.    Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • 2014:22nd International Conference on Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) held on 2nd – 5th November, 2014, Kent State University, Ohio, USA Kent State University, USA
  • 2014:1st Annual Conference on education and lifelong learning; held on 31st October 2014 at Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya.Nairobi Kenya
  • 2014:Training workshop on ethical and responsible conduct of research; held on 15th and 16th September 2014 at Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya.Nairobi Kenya
  • 2014:12th International Conference on IT Application and Management held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya, 8th – 9th July, 2014 Nairobi Kenya
  • 2014:Canada International Conference on Education CICE-2014) held at Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada, 16 – 19th June, 2014.Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Begi Nyakwara Children’s Transition to Primary Schools in Kenya: Policies and Practice; held at Kent State University, Ohio, Ohio, USA 2nd – 5th, November 2014
  • Begi Nyakwara Factors Influencing use of mother tongue as a language of instruction in pre-primary schools in Kenya; held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 31st October 2014
  • Wafula, R., Begi, N. & Kang’ethe, R. Effect of remedial teaching programme on performance of pupils with mathematics difficulties in lowery primary schools in Butere district, Kenya. Philadelphia, USA 17-20 August 2014
  • Begi Nyakwara Critical Factors in the Integration of Information and Communication Technologies in Early Childhood Education in Kenya: A Case of Nairobi County; held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya, 8th – 9th July 2014. Nairobi, Kenya July 8th – 9th, 2014
  • Begi Nyakwara Factors Influencing Pupils’ Smooth Transition to Primary Schools in Kenya: A Case of Kisii District, held at Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada, 16 – 19th June, 2014. Nova Scotia, Canada 16-19th June 2014
  • Begi Nyakwara Use of mother tongue as a language of instruction in early years of school to preserve the Kenyan culture, held at Kenyatta University, 3rd – 7th November, 2013. Nairobi, Kenya 3rd-7th November 2013
  • Begi Nyakwara Factors influencing the use of ICT in the delivery of school curriculum in Kenya” Paper presented at the first conference on e-learning, held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya 18th--20th November 2008
  • Begi Nyakwara Instructional Computing and Children’s Holistic Development in Kenyan Pre-schools and Primary Schools”, Paper presented at the International Conference on Enhancing Literacy for Holistic Development, held at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya 19th–23rd July 2004

 

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