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Psychology, Counseling and Education Foundations

i)
Dr. Thomas K. Rono, Chairman, Psychology, Counselling and Educational Foundations
Welcome to the Department of Psychology, Counselling and Educational Foundations.Department is an active contributor to teaching, research, and dissemination of knowledge at Egerton University and beyond. We have experts in a variety of areas (broadly Psychology and Educational Foundations) who are involved in the provision of academic services and generation of new knowledge in their disciplines. We have several programmes in the specific areas but we are also very much involved in the servicing of students in other programmes particularly in Education, Sociology, Medicine, and Military Science. The Department trains individuals at Undergraduate Degree level, Masters Degree level, and Doctoral Degree level. Presently the department has programmes in Njoro Campus (Main Campus), Nakuru Town Campus College, and Nairobi City Campus.

 

Prof. Fr . Stephen Mbugua Ngari, PhD.

Prof. Fr . Stephen Mbugua Ngari, PhD.
Associate Professor and Director Student Welfare Services.
Faculty of Education.
Department of Psychology.
Egerton University.
p.o.box 536 Egerton Kenya.
Mobile:+254722769765
Email: ngaristephen@yahoo.com

 
EDUCATION
 

1996-2000

Ph.D. Educational Psychology

Egerton University

1989-1991

M.Sc (School of Psychology).

Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)

1988-1989

BA (Psychology).

St. John Fisher College (USA)

1980-1984

Diploma in Theology.

St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary

1978-1980

Certificate in Philosophy.

St. Augustine’s Seminary Mabanga:

1974-1977

‘O’ levels.

Rongai and Londiani Secondary Schools,

 
FIELD AND SPECIALIZATION.
 

PRIEST AND COUNSELLOR.

 
WORK EXPERIENCE.
 

2009 Present

Director: Student Welfare Services- Egerton University

2007

Dean of Students: Egerton University

2001-2006

Chairman: Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling: Egerton
University.

2011-2012

Chairman: Egerton University Performance Contract Vetting and Evaluation
Committee

2011

Member of Egerton University Scholarship Award Criteria Committee

1998

Lecturer in the Department of Education Psychology and Counseling at Egerton University.

 
RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 

1

Ngari, S. M. (2008). Theories of Personality and Counselling. Egerton. Egerton University Press. ISBN9966-838-63-5

2

Beatrice M. Mburugu, Micah C. Chepchieng and Stephen M. Ngari (2012). Influence of Orphanhood on Academic Performance and Discipline of Pupils in Public Primary Schools in Meru South District, Kenya. Kenyan Journal of Guidance, Counselling and Psychology Vol. 2 (1), 122-127

3

S.M. Ngari, N. J. Kathuri, R. Mwonya, M. Chepchieng, M. Kariuki, O. Ngumi, and C. Mumiukha (2011). Social and Cultural Variables in Gender Disparities in Education Achievement in Kenya. Journal of Education and Human Resources Vol. 6. 20-39

4

Veronicah K. Nyaga, Micah C. Chepchieng and Stephen M. Ngari (2011). Survey of the Prevalence Acts of Indiscipline among Primary School Pupils in Nakuru Municipality, Kenya. Kenyan Journal of Guidance, Counselling and Psychology Vol. 1 (1) 92-97

5

O. Ngumi, Aggrey M. Sindabi, Stephen M. Ngari, Mary Kariuki and Catherine M. Mumiukha (2011). Status of Career Guidance and Counselling in Kenya’s Secondary Schools. Journal of Education and Human Resources Vol 6. 100-115

6

P. Miriti, Z. K. Mbugua and S. M. Ngari, (2010). Factors Contributing to Recidivism Among Ex-Convicts: A Case of Randomly Selected Recidivists in Kenya Prisons. OSSREA Kenya Chapter Book Vol. 1. Number 1. April, 2010.

7

Catherine K. Mumiukha, George Makori, Stephen N. Mbugua, and Owen Ngumi (2008) An Assessment of Stress Among Academic Staff: A Case Study of Egerton University, Njoro Campus. Journal of Education and Human Resources Vol 5, 3-13

8

O. Ngumi, S.M. Ngari & C. Mumiukha (2007) Challenges Facing Secondary Schools’ Guidance and Counsellors in Kenya. Journal of Education and Human Resources 4(1), 20-31

9

M. W. Kariuki, M. C. Chepchieng and Mbugua S. N. (2007). Teachers’ Perceptions of the Early Childhood Education Programme on the Social-Emotional Competencies of the Pre-school Children in Kenya. Journal of Education and Human Resources 1(4), 142-153

10

Development through Local Government, Non Government Organizations and Faith Based Groups. A paper presented at a Conference on Globalization between the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh and Egerton University on January 11, 2007.

11

Owen Ngumi, S. M. Ngari, and Catherine Mumiukha (2007). Training Challenges Facing Secondary Schools Guidance and Counsellors in Kenya. Journal of Education and Human Resources. 1 (1), 20-33.

Department of Psychology Staff List

  1. Prof. Aggrey M. Sindabi
  2. Prof. Micah C. Chepchieng
  3. Prof. Fr . Stephen Mbugua Ngari, PhD.
  4. Prof. Kariuki Mary W.
  5. Thomas Kipkorir Ronoh
  6. Catherine Khakasa Mumiukha
  7. Dr. Ndungu Ngumi Owen
  8. Bristone Enane E. Dr. Omulema
  9. Njonge Teresia Waithira
  10. Tabitha Wawira Mwaniki
  11. George Makori
  12. Chebole C. Cheruiyot
  13. Jane Njeri Gacohi
  14. Teresa Chepkogei Kattam
  15. Samuel Karanja Kamae
  16. Jonathan M. Nduati
  17. Monicah Lydia J. Boit
  18. Margaret Jepkemboi Ayub
  19. Kiarie Florence N.
  20. Jelangat Emmy

 

Bachelor of Psychology

RationaleKenya as a developing society is undergoing drastic social, psychological, economic, political, and Educational changes. The challenges arising from these changes require psychological support systems in all sectors of the country. The Bachelor of Psychology programme is expected to provide personnel who can effectively manage such challenges and other emerging social challenges and together bring about a mentally healthy, productive, and cohesive nation through a proactive ap
Objectives of the CourseThis programme aims at producing graduates who have adequate competencies (theory and practice) for:-i) Providing counselling and psychological care.ii) Providing training on various theories and applications of psychology.iii) Providing services in psychological assessment and interventions.iv) Identifying and managing emerging issues in mental health.v) Organising, administering and managing counselling and psychological support systems.vi) Comprehending the theories and skills of psychological counselling.vii) Employing the theories of counselling in psychological interventions.viii) Providing therapeutic interventions.ix) Applying the knowledge, skills, and competencies in psychology.
Admission RequirementsApplicants must satisfy entry requirements for admission into the University as prescribed by the Egerton University Senate. In addition, applicants must have passed K.C.S.E with a mean grade of C+ and minimum subject grades as indicated below:-English or Kiswahili C+Biology or Biological Science B-Mathematics C+Applicants with a minimum of Credit at diploma level in Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, Psychological Counselling, Education, Medical Health Professions, or Social Work, from institutions recognized by Egerton University Senate.Applicants with a Pass at diploma level in Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, Psychological Counselling, Education, Medical Health Professions, or Social Work, froma recognized institution with at least two years of working experience in a relevant field.
Course Structure and DurationDuration and LoadingThe programme may be undertaken in either fulltime or part-time mode. Fulltime students will be required to register for eight semesters (four academic years), taking a maximum of 21 credit factors (unless in the case of approved credit transfer) per semester whereas Part-time students will be required to take a maximum of 8 credit factors per semester. A total of 176 credit factors will be required to be taken by a student to graduate.Course CodingAll courses in this programme shall be coded using the prefix PSYC denoting Psychology, followed by three digits as follows.First digit shall denote the year of study.Second digit shall denote the subject matter field in psychologyThird digit indicates the series (progression) of the course as follows:-0. Basic courses1. Theory of psychology2. Applications of psychology3. Contemporary issues in psychology4. Research and seminars5. PracticumPracticum
Practicum provides in-depth training in the application of psychological principles in behaviour modification. The students will be attached to Educational Institutions, Counselling Clinics, Stress Management Centres, Employee Assistance Programme Centres, Rehabilitation Institutions, as well as Mental Health Institutions for a period of three months. The practicum shall be examined wholly by continuous assessment as follows: During the practicum, a student will be required to carry out a project which is relevant to the field of study.
Examination RegulationsAll examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXVIIIGrading SystemThe grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with inEgerton University Statute XXVIII
Graduation RequirementsTo graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.Degree ClassificationDegree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University StatuteXXVIII.

Mrs. Monicah Lydia .J. Boitt

 
 
 

 

 

Mrs. Monicah Lydia .J. Boitt
Lecturer
Department of Psychology, Counselling and
Educational Foundations, Egerton University
P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya

Mobile: +254 - 722 785 263
Email: lydiamonny@yahoo.com

 

EDUCATION

 

Year

Degree

Institution

2012 to date

Ph.D.Counselling Psychology(ongoing)

Egerton University, Kenya

2004

Master of Education (Guidance and Counselling)

Egerton University, Kenya

1994

Bachelor of Education (Arts)

Moi University, Kenya

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

 

Counselling Psychology, Guidance & Counselling

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2013 to date

Lecturer in the Department of Psychology Counselling and Educational Foundations

2012 to date

Departmental Coordinator for School based/ Self Sponsored programmes, Department of Psychology, Counselling and Educational Foundations

2011 to date

Programme Coordinator ECDE School-based Programme, Egerton University

2011 to date

Departmental Secretary , Department of Psychology, Counselling and Educational Foundations

2008-2013

Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Psychology Counselling and Educational Foundations, Egerton University.

2006-2008

Part-time Lecturer in the Department of Psychology Counselling and Educational Foundations, Egerton University.

 

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

2012– to Date

Evaluation of the Implementation of Guidance and Counselling programme in Baringo County Secondary Schools, Kenya(On-going PhD Research)

2001-2004

The challenges faced by Teacher Counsellors in Nakuru Municipality Secondary School, Kenya (Masters Degree Research)

 

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

1

Boitt, M. L & Chepchieng, M.C. (2011) Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Secondary School Teacher Counsellors in Guidance and Counselling services within Nakuru Municipality, Kenya, Kenyan Journal of Guidance, Counselling and psychology, Vol. 1. 5 pp, 38-48

2

Njonge, T.W & Boitt, M.L. (2011). Social Support and Coping among University Students in Kenyan Universities, Journal of Education and Human Resources, Egerton University (JEDHURE) Vol. 6. 5, pp. 74-99.

3

Boitt, L. M & Chepchieng, M.C. 2011. Selected Factors Influencing the effectiveness of Secondary school Teacher counselors in Guidance and Counselling services within Nakuru Municipality, Kenya. Kenyan Journal of Guidance, Counselling and Psychology, 1(1), 38-48

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Guidance and Counselling, Counselling Psychology, Gender issues, Academic performance

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