The Kenya Science Campus falls under the School of Education, College of Education and External Studies (CEES). The recommendation to upgrade the former KSTC to a University Campus was informed by the observation that the Campus would expand teacher training in science education but at graduate level as the Diploma curriculum was phased out. Consequently, the first intake of Bachelor of Education Science students was admitted in October 2007. This cohort graduated in September 2011, while the last Diploma graduation was realized in November 2009.
The Bachelor of Education Science students are allowed to specialize in their preferred subject areas. Combinations can be drawn from Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Physical Education and Sport, Agriculture and Geography. The teaching staff for these subjects are therefore drawn from four of the six colleges of the University namely, College of Education and External Studies, College of Biological and Physical Sciences (CBPS), College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS).
To effectively coordinate the administration and teaching of the various course units, two Associate Deans are stationed at the Campus. The Associate Dean Science (PROF. OCHANDA HORACE) coordinates matters related to the teaching subjects in liaison with the relevant Deans and Directors of schools and faculties in CBPS, CAVS and CHSS, while The Associate Dean Education (PROF. DIGOLO PATRICK OBONYO OCHIENG) deals with the education courses in liaison with the Dean, School of Education, Kikuyu Campus.
The plan for the Campus is to be a premier institution for teacher education in science and technology. In order to realize this, world-class interdisciplinary approaches to science teacher education shall continue to be entrenched through collaborative research, industrial linkages, and introduction and launch of additional relevant programmes. Indeed, following the recent approval by the University of Nairobi Senate, the Bachelor of Education (ICT) is due to be launched in May 2013. It is also worthwhile to note that the Campus is already hosting the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science programme from CBPS.
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