Professor Charles Ong’ondo, Has Been Appointed As The New KICD Director

Professor Charles Ong’ondo, Has Been Appointed As The New KICD Director

Last Updated at: 2020-09-28 14:16:14

Professor Charles Ong’ondo is the new director at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).
He has replaced the previous acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Joel Mabonga who stepped in for Dr Jwan Julius, after being appointed as the PS for Vocational and Technical Training.
Prof Ongondo emerged the top candidate in an interview of more interested competitors.
The Moi University Associate Professor in English Language Teacher Education was in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Media (CIEM).
He will be in charge of implementing the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC). Grade IV rollout was slated for this academic year but was affected by the coronavirus pandemic that led to school closure. Grade one, two, three and four had already been implemented.
The Ministry of Education has been trying to implement the full roll-out of the CBC in all learning institutions across Kenya. This is what the Education CS promised when he 
“This is my first instruction to ensure the CBC is fully implemented and successfully rolled out across all schools,” Magoha said when he assumed duty at Jogoo Office.
Currently, the rollout of 2-6-6-3 curriculum to Grade 5 seems to be ready as nine publishers have been assigned the tender to produce textbooks.
Moran Publishers, Kenya Literature Bureau(B), Longhorn, Mountain Top, Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, East African Educational Publishers, Spotlight and Mentor Publishers have been tasked to publish twelve textbooks for schools.
Prof Ong’ondo has been at work as a member of Kenya National Taskforce on Access, Relevance, Transition, Equity and Quality for Effective Curriculum Reforms Implementation since Jun 30th, 2019,

Professor Ong’ondo has published 6 books, 5 book chapters & twenty-six English journal articles. He is also the Executive Director at the African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE). 
At ANIE, the professor has spearheaded the advancement of advocacy, high-quality research, capacity building, transnational networking and information sharing, on the on Africa's internationalization of education.

 ANIE strives to encourage development stakeholders and African Educational Institutions to grab the optimal advantage of the chances offered by internationalisation. ANIE's Secretariat is based at Margaret Thatcher Library, Moi University, main campus.
Prof. Ong’ondo is also a part of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)  member, Language Association of Eastern Africa, and founder of Kenya Association of English Language Educators and Researchers. 

He is a member of KAEAM (Kenya Association of Educational Administration and Management) The formers Communication Studies, Head of Department (HOD) at Moi University also served the instruction for 6 as the Head of Department of  Moi University for 6 years. 
While at Moi University, he was the acting dean of the School of Information Sciences and School of Human Resource Development. He is currently a part of the KAEAM Kenya Association of Educational Administration and Management). 

Prof Ong’ondo is the founder and Chairman of the God Kado Mixed Secondary School Board of Management and a BOM member at Bishop Okullu Magare Girls High School.
He has adjudicated and facilitated workshops and festivals for the Kenya National Schools & Colleges Drama Festival, and the Kenya Music Festival (KMF) at the National and regional level.
Prof Ong'ondo has over ten years of English Language and Literature secondary school teaching experience 

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All Comments (11)


Madina Oct 22, 2020 | 16:01:01

Kama shule haina darasa la wanafunzi watahiniwa,na walimu wote wako shuleni,hamhisi Kuwa ni seals gumu Kuwa idle tafadhali


Mercy Karanja Oct 7, 2020 | 17:38:29

Amazing, thanks Teachers Updates for understanding what we really want. I have found the merit list for Mombasa County and I am confident I will win that position. Lets meet on ground fam 🙏

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 Oct 21, 2020 | 15:29:49


Hendrick Oct 5, 2020 | 08:49:34

Is there a county called Bungoma in this country??Why ist not reflecting there please.

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 Oct 17, 2020 | 06:27:53

Yes l come from Bungoma County, located in western region. Is among luhya based county, neighborhood to Trans Nzoia county,Kakamega county Vihiga county and Busia

 Oct 5, 2020 | 16:10:54

Yes we have Bungoma cou2

BARRAK WERE Sep 17, 2020 | 13:40:54

That number nine i think is fake, and why do they want all these documents and yet we scanned and send to them, it is just a formality which disadvantages other, most of the doctors are on strike, who will fill that form, why not private hospitals? Even the public hospital doctors do not examin, they just fill the form, what they yearn for is just money.


jay Sep 14, 2020 | 12:06:01

Fake announcement NO money was released to pay BOM teacher #PAYBOMSALARY

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 Oct 12, 2020 | 10:02:34

I work under BOM and I was paid, consult with your principal.

 Sep 19, 2020 | 06:15:37

They should be employed instead

Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:56:03

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations


Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:56:02

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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 Oct 1, 2020 | 16:40:43


 Sep 25, 2020 | 13:56:51

We aint

Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:55:33

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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 Oct 9, 2020 | 09:47:00

The money honestly speaking was paid.I am a bom teacher and I received the boom

 Sep 20, 2020 | 10:40:51

Hapo sisemi kitu🙄

Weta Makio Sep 9, 2020 | 05:28:50

They should open schools.. Enough looting has been done in the two ministries to benefit a few individuals... They should not kill the education of the common child when their kids are learning online

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 Sep 15, 2020 | 04:38:23

Just help us to learn online

Erick Sep 6, 2020 | 11:05:03


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 Sep 8, 2020 | 11:06:34

Hoping that this has reached the teachers are depressed.

 Sep 6, 2020 | 16:11:22

Where do BOG trainers in tvet institutions fall here, are they included too?

 Sep 6, 2020 | 14:22:31

Coushion Tvet Bom teachers too life is getting hard n hard every day

 Sep 6, 2020 | 11:52:43

MOE CS should resign with his advisors

Evangeline Ngoci Sep 5, 2020 | 13:57:57

Yes , as a tvet bom teacher am almost giving up in life, please Prof. Magoha help us

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 Sep 10, 2020 | 13:21:56

What is up to date?

 Sep 10, 2020 | 08:21:07

What you told as date of reopen school