Member of the Council
Dr Zipporah Mutea holds the Ph.D. in Education of the University of Nairobi, specialising in Curriculum Studies. She further holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education Administration and Planning and a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) majoring in Literature and Linguistics, both of the University of Nairobi. Dr Mutea has received training in leadership and strategic management from the Kenya School of Government and she is a certified ISO systems auditor having received training from the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). She is an education researcher and writer.
Dr Mutea is currently an Education Consultant with Publix (Africa) Ltd. where she is also a director. Between 2017 and 2020, Dr Mutea participated in research studies with HIVOS East Africa, Education Development Trust and the Ministry of Education (MOE). At the MOE, she was the Team Leader for the Baseline Study for Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA). For seven years between 2009 and 2016, Dr Mutea was a Lecturer in Education at Maasai Mara University where she also supervised postgraduate students.
She served in different capacities as: examinations coordinator for the school of education, teaching practice coordinator, Chairman of the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Management, member of the University Senate and member of the Board of Postgraduate Studies. She served in several committees including: Programmes Review Committee and Academic Staff Recruitment Committee. She has co-authored ten Secondary School English textbooks and Teachers’ Guides published by Longman Kenya Publishers.
She has also published journal articles and presented papers in many conferences nationally and internationally. Dr Mutea is a member of Kenya Oral Literature Association (KOLA) and Society of Educational Research and Evaluation in Kenya (SEREK). She worked at the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) as a Test Developer,
Researcher and Examinations Manager. While working at KNEC, Dr Mutea coordinated the study that established the National Assessment System for Monitoring Learner Achievement (NASMLA). As a secondary school teacher and an employee of the Teachers’ Service Commission (TSC), Dr Mutea taught in several secondary schools including Meru School and Starehe Boys’ Centre.