AWSC convenes stakeholders meeting for PhD Curriculum (taught courses)

Date and time: 
Tue, 2017-06-13 09:25
Location / Venue: 

Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Nairobi

The stakeholders’ meeting for curriculum development was held on 13th of June 2017 at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, Nairobi.  This was after the draft had been developed by technical experts in several meetings and approval by the Departmental Committee.


After welcoming the participants, Prof. Wanjiku Muabi Kabira reported that the AWSC has since its inception graduated two PhD students who have come up with interesting findings from their studies. She also reported that the Centre has been teaching a Masters of Arts course in Women, Leadership and Governance in Africa (WLGA), which the students have found very exciting. The Centre has also developed a Master of Arts course in Women Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment which has been tabled before the College Academic Board and it is proceeding to the University of Nairobi Senate for approval. She therefore mentioned that in line with the guidelines and regulations from Commission of University Education (CUE), AWSC has developed the PhD programmes curriculum for taught courses. She highlighted the learning outcomes whereby at the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Examine theoretical frameworks and innovative African women centered research methodologies
  2. Enhance critical thinking skills to examine women’s diverse contributions to society.
  3. Critique varieties of research methods and review their appropriateness in research on African women
  4. Identify strategies for challenging gendered and other social inequalities in the African continent. 
  5. Investigate the history and challenges of gender and development within the context of African feminist thinking.
  6. Analyze relevant development theories that have guided Africa and that have impact on women’s lives.
  7. Examine theoretical and philosophical bases for women’s oppressions.


Prof. Kabira then took the participants through the regulations and syllabus of the PhD taught courses, highlighting each of the eight taught course with its learning outcomes and course content. 

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2017-06-21 09:25
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