Thursday, 04 June 2020
DEB Kangaru Primary School Visit
The Dean SESS Dr. Ciriaka Gitonga lead a team from the school for a fact finding mission at DEB Kangaru Primary School. The headmistress Mrs. Lucy Manase (center of circle) explains how the pupils manage through the school.
DEB Kangaru Primary School Administration block
The University is in the process of partnering with the neighboring DEB Kangaru Primary School to improve learning experiences and outcomes of the school.
DEB Kangaru Primary School Visit
The Dean SESS Dr. Ciriaka Gitonga reassures a pre-school pupil at DEB Kangaru primary school that help is on the way.
Courtesy call by DEB Kangaru to VC
The head teacher of DEB Kangaru Primary School Mrs. Lucy Manase and a member of the Board of Management Mr. Chesaina brief the VC and SESS about the situation at the school.
Courtesy call by DEB Kangaru to VC
The headmistress and management of DEB Kangaru Primary School paid a courtesy call to the VC to explore ways they could improve the learning outcomes in their school. The VC and the lecturer from SESS. Promised to explore ways that the University can help the school.
Syracuse University at Embu
Dean of School of Education at Syracuse University Prof Joanna Masingila (Right) gifted the VC with an acrylic paper restrainer with an inscription about the Syracuse’s School of Education
Syracuse University at Embu: Brief of study abroad project by team leader Prof. Joanna Masingila
Prof Joanna Masingila (standing) briefed the VC, management team and Members of SESS of their experiences working at Ugweri Day School, Kangaru School and St Monica Special School. Their experiences can be accessed here (
Syracuse University at Embu: Group Photo of visiting professors and Students from Syracuse University
The VC hosted dinner for the team of professors and students from Syracuse who were in their Study Abroad program. The program is one of the projects envisioned in the MoU signed in 2017 between the University of Embu and Syracuse University.

Dean's Message


Here you will find information of our Programmes, Research and Faculty. The School of Education and Social Sciences started in the year 2014. It is currently made up of Two Departments namely: Department of Education and the Department of Humanities. This is the largest school in the University, we are very proud of who we’re training.

Programmes are offered in the Department of Education

i.    Bachelor of Education Science
ii.    Bachelor of Education Arts
iii.    Master of Education Planning and Administration
iv.    PhD Education Administration

Programmes in the Department of Humanities

i.    Bachelor of Library and Information Science
ii.    Bachelor of Arts Criminology and Security Studies.
iii.    Master of Arts Linguistics
iv.    Diploma in Criminology and Security Studies
v.    Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management
vi.    Diploma in Social Work
vii.    Diploma in Library and Information Science
viii.    Diploma in Corporate Communications
ix.    Proficiency in Japanese Language and Culture

What is new! New Programme development:

  1. Master of Child Studies
  2. Master of Educational Psychology
  3. Master of Leadership and Governance
  4. Master of Competence Based Curriculum and Instruction
  5. Master of Corporate Communications
  6. PhD Educational Psychology
  7. PhD Corporate Communications

Dr. Ciriaka Gitonga,
Dean, School of Education and Social Sciences

Our Partners

While this partnership is fairly new (established in 2018), the first collaboration has been on a study abroad course in Kenya.