Ms. Faith Marete

 

Deputy Director Human Resource & Administration

Faith MareteCHRP Faith Marete is a seasoned professional with distinct experience in Human Resource leadership and talent development which she has acquired through training, practice and networking. Ms Marete has vast experience in implementation of Strategies, Policies and Programs relating to advancement of Human capital. She holds a Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management) from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from the Moi University. 

Ms Marete is a Certified Human Resource Practitioner (CHRP) with over 15 years' experience, gained from various organizations both in the Public and Private Sector. She's also an active member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM)

Prof. Jackson Too, PhD


Deputy Director Research and Innovation Department

 

Prof TooProf. Jackson Too is a distinguished academic leader currently serving as the Deputy Director for Research and Innovation at the Commission for University Education (CUE). Prof. Too brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of Educational Communication and Technology, coupled with a remarkable track record in teaching, research, and administration at Moi University.

As an Associate Professor in Educational Communication and Technology at Moi University, Prof. Jackson Too has carved a niche in curriculum development, instructional media, pedagogy, and technology. His dedication to advancing these fields has not only enriched the academic environment at Moi University but has also positioned him as a thought leader in the broader educational landscape. Prof. Too is an active member of the Commonwealth Association of Educational Administration and Management (CAEAM), contributing to international dialogues and collaborations in educational administration. His role as an Advisory Member of the East and Southern African-German Centre of Excellence for Educational Research Methodologies and Management (CERM-ESA) further underlines his commitment to global educational advancements and cross-cultural collaboration.

At the forefront of innovation, Prof. Jackson Too serves as the Project Leader for the Partnership for Enhanced Blended Learning (PEBL), a groundbreaking initiative under the DFID global Strategic Partnership in Higher Education Innovation & Reforms (SPHEIR). This project underscores his dedication to spearheading transformative approaches to teaching and learning in higher education. Having held key administrative positions, including Head of Research and Development and Deputy Commission Secretary in Administration and Finance at the Commission for University Education (CUE), Prof. Too has played a significant role in shaping policies and strategies in higher education at the national level. His administrative leadership has contributed significantly to the Commission's mission of ensuring quality education in Kenya. He has also been a driving force in supporting initiatives aimed at promoting the publication of scholarly papers among university faculty. His efforts align with the broader objective of disseminating research findings globally, contributing to the advancement of academic knowledge and fostering intellectual exchange.

As a Member of the Task Force on Enhancing Access, Relevance, Transition, Equity, and Quality for Effective Curriculum Reforms, Prof. Jackson Too plays a key role in shaping the future of education in Kenya. His contributions to curriculum development and reform align with national objectives to ensure a robust, inclusive, and high-quality education system. Prof. Too extends his influence beyond national borders, serving as a member of the Independent Advisory Board (IAB) for PEBL in West Africa (WA). Additionally, his membership in the African Higher Education in Emergencies Network (AHEEN) Advisory Board reflects his commitment to addressing educational challenges on a continental scale.

 

Mrs. Lynette G. Kisaka

 

Deputy Director, Quality Audit and Standards Department

 

Lynette

Mrs. Lynette Kisaka is an accomplished professional with over 12 years and 8 months of dedicated service at the Commission for University Education, currently serving as the Deputy Director, Quality Assurance. A doctoral student of Education Management at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, Mrs. Kisaka holds a Bachelor of Education (Science) in Botany and Zoology from Kenya University; and M.Phil (Zoology) in Parasitology; and Executive Master of Education in Leadership and Policy; both from Moi University. Mrs. Kisaka has demonstrated exemplary leadership and expertise in the field of Higher Education Quality Assurance and has been instrumental in coordinating Quality Audits, monitoring internal quality assurance mechanisms in universities, facilitating training, seminars, workshops, and conferences on Quality Assurance, formulating regulations, standards, and guidelines for Quality Audit in University Education, and contributing significantly to the enhancement of education quality as a DAAD-trained Regional Coordinator for Quality Assurance in Higher Education in the East Africa Region.

Mrs. Kisaka is a trained Earth Charter Educator on Sustainable Development; trained in Digital Education for Universities and a member of the Community of Practice for digital education; a member of the East Africa Quality Assurance Network (EAQAN), and the Kenya Universities Quality Assurance Network (KuQAN). From April 2009 to May 2010 Mrs. Kisaka was the coordinator of the Working Group on Mathematics and Science Education for the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), the forum for policy dialogue on education in Africa where she sharpened her strategic thinking and administrative skills through networking, partnerships, advocacy, and collaboration on education matters.

With a career in education that spans over two decades, Mrs. Lynette Kisaka has served as a member of the expert committee on Education Programme at KNATCOM for UNESCO and part of the technical team that developed the guidelines for mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development, and Global Citizenship Education in Universities; Technical Working Group for Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25) and SDG 4 for the Ministry of Education; and the ad hoc Committee on the Kenya Credit Accumulation and Transfer System (KCATS). Her dedication and expertise make her an invaluable asset to the Commission for University Education and the broader education community.

 

Mr. Isaac Wamute Gathirwa

 

 Deputy Director, Legal and Enforcement 

 

Isaac

Mr. Isaac Wamute Gathirwa serves as the Deputy Director in the Legal and Enforcement Department at the Commission for University Education. His professional journey is marked by an impressive academic background and extensive qualifications. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Law (LLD) at the University of Nairobi, Mr. Gathirwa earned a Master of Laws (Law Governance and Democracy) from the same institution between September 2010 and December 2015. Further enriching his profile, he holds a Master’s in Business Administration (Strategic Management option) from Kenyatta University (January 2006 to December 2009) and an LL.B Degree from Moi University (1998 to 2002). Complementing his academic achievements are Mr. Gathirwa's notable professional qualifications. Notably, he signed the role of Commissioner of Oath and Notary Public with the Kenya’s Judiciary in June 2020 and obtained the C.P.S (K) qualification from KASNEB between January 2012 and May 2017. His commitment to alternative dispute resolution is evident through the Special Course in Alternative Dispute Resolution from The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Branch) in September, 2009.

Furthermore, Mr. Gathirwa has undergone training in Advocacy and Prosecution, receiving a certificate from the International Law Institute-Africa Centre for Legal Excellence in August 2008. Additionally, he completed the Mediation Entry Course with The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Branch) in October 2007. His legal education journey includes a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law (2003 to 2004), culminating in his admission to the bar as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya in 20th May, 2004. With a wealth of experience, Mr. Gathirwa has been a vital part of the Commission for University Education since 1st October, 2012, where he joined as the Chief Legal Officer of the Legal and Enforcement Department. Prior to this, he served as a Senior State Counsel at the Advocates Complaints Commission, State Law Office, from 27th April, 2006, to 30th September, 2012. His legal expertise was also employed at Ngigi Mbugua and Company Advocates from March 2005 to March 2006, where he held the position of Associate Counsel.

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