Contact Address:     SOUTH EASTERN KENYA UNIVERSITY 170-90200, KITUI
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School:                     Education
Department:            Educational Administration & Planning
Position:                   Lecturer
Specialization:          Curriculum Development
Research interests: Drug & Substance Abuse, Parenting, Youth and Development;   Curriculum &Instruction

Dr. Redempta Maithya is a Senior Lecturer at the South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU) Department of Educational Administration and Planning. She has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Curriculum Studies (Socio-Education), from the University of South Africa. She is a holder of Master of Education Degree in Curriculum Studies and a Bachelor of Education (Arts) all from Kenyatta University. Dr. Maithya has a Diploma in Management from Kenya Institute of Management. She is trained in ISO Standard Quality Management Systems (QMS). Prior to joining SEKU, she taught for over 15 years at Machakos Girls and Kenya Technical Teachers College, where she held different administrative positions. At SEKU she has held various positions as chair and member of various committees; and Coordinator of SEKU-Tala Campus. Currently she is a member of University of South Africa (UNISA) Alumni. She has supervised a number of postgraduate students. She has special interest in Research, Human Resource Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Curriculum & Instruction amongst others. Dr. Maithya has presented papers at National and International conferences. She has published books and journal articles.


2005 - 2010   -   Doctor of Education (PhD), University of South Africa (UNISA).
2004 – 2005   -   Diploma in Management, Kenya Institute of Management.
1993 – 1995   -   Master of Education – Curriculum Studies, Kenyatta University.
1984 – 1987   -   Bachelor of Education (Arts) - Upper Division, Second Class Honors,
                            Kenyatta University.
1981 – 1982   -   Bishop Gatimu, Ngandu Girls High School. Attained Kenya Advanced
                           Certificate of Education (KACE)
1977 – 1980   -   Precious Blood Secondary School (Kilungu). Attained Kenya Certificate
                           of  Education (KCE).
1970 – 1976   -   Kyale Primary School, Makueni District. Attained Certificate of
                           Primary Education (CPE)
1.    Maithya, R. (1998): Social Educational and Ethics Methods. Lecture Series. University of Nairobi, College of Education and External Studies. Department of Educational Studies.
2.    Maithya, R. et al. (2001): KCSE Revision: Social Education and Ethics. Peak     Revision Series for Secondary Schools: Published by Kenya Literature Bureau.
3.    Maithya, R. et al. (2001): Peak Revision: KCSE, Christian Religious Education for     Secondary Schools: Published by East African Educational Publishers (EAEP).
4.    Maithya, R. & G. Ndwiga (2006): Curriculum Management:  Manual for Higher Education Management. Developed by Kenya Technical Teachers’ College and Flemish Association for Development Cooperation (V.V.O.B).
5.    Maithya, R. et. al. (2007): Training Handbook for Youth Polytechnic Instruction.    Jointly Developed by Kenya Technical Teachers College and Voluntary Service     Overseas (V.S.O).
6.    Maithya, R. (2009): Drug Abuse in Secondary Schools in Kenya: Developing a     Programme for Prevention and Intervention. Ph.D Thesis: University    of South Africa (UNISA).
7.    Muola, J., R.Maithya and A. Mwinzi (2011). The Effect of Academic Advising on Performance of University Students in Kenyan Universities. African Research Review. International Multidisciplinary Journal, Ethiopia. Volume 5(5):332-345. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v5i5.26 ISSN 2070-0083 (Online)
8.    James Matee Muola, Redempta Maithya, Joash A. Migosi (2012).The Impact of Year of Study, Gender and Academic Performance on Students’ Perception on Academic Advising in Kenyan Universities.  International Journal of Asian Social Science. Vol.2, No.2, pp.136-144
9.     Joash Migosi, James Muola and Redempta Maithya (2012). Perceptions of academic staff on research and publishing in Kenyan universities.  International Journal of Education Administration and Policy Studies Vol. 4(4), pp. 115-126. Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/IJEAPS.
10.    Maithya, Redempta. Muola, J.M. & Mwinzi, D. (2012). Motivational Factors for Substance Abuse among Secondary School and University Students in Kenya: The Way Forward. International Journal of Asian Social Science, 2(9):1548-1563.
11.    Redempta Maithya (2012). Drug Abuse in Secondary Schools in Kenya: Developing a Program for Prevention and Intervention. Editor: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (2012). ISBN-10: 365919378X. ISBN-13: 978-3659193781

12.    Maithya, R, R.Okida & F. Mungatu (2015): A Baseline Survey on Effects of Drug and Substance Abuse on Academic Participation in Technical Institutions in Kenya. International Journal of Education and Research. Volume 3 No 1 January, 2015 pp 629-642. ISSN 2201-6333 (Print). ISSN 2201-6740 (Online). www.ijern.com
13.    Maithya, R.; Muola,J. & Mutua, K. (2015). Stakeholder Perceptions on Effects of Extra Tuition on Academic Performance in Public Secondary Schools in Machakos County, Kenya. International Journal of Education and Research Vol. 3 No. 4 April 2015 pp 525-526. ISSN 2411-5681 (Print).  www.ijern.com
14.    Maithya, R.; Muola,J. & Mutua, K. (2015). Teachers and Students Perception on Effect of Extra Tuition on Academic Performance in Public Secondary Schools in Machakos County, Kenya. Journal of Educational Policy and Entrepreneurial Research (JEPER). ISSN: 2408-770X (Print), ISSN: 2408-6231 (Online)
15.    J. Muola & R. Maithya (2015): Challenges Facing Parenting Today: A Book Chapter in A modern Approach to Positive and Responsive Parenting. Printed in Nairobi, Kenya by Daystar University http://www.daystar.ac.ke
16.    Terry Mwayi, T.& R. Maithya (2015). Strategies for Incorporating Biblical Principles in Measuring and Assessing Child   Well Being, A book Chapter in A modern Approach to Positive and Responsive Parenting. Printed in Nairobi, Kenya by Daystar University http://www.daystar.ac.ke
17.    Mbiti Marysella,M.; Mulwa, David & Maithya, Redempta (2015). The Influence of Communication and Monetary Rewards as Motivation Strategies on Students’ Academic Performance. International Journal of Education and Research Vol. 3 No. 10 October 2015 pp 471-480. ISSN 2411-5681 (Print).  www.ijern.com
18.    Redempta Maithya & Mwebi, Bisonga (2016). Perceptions of Parents on the Practice of Private Tuition in Public Learning Institutions in Kenya. Journal of Education and Practice. Vol.7, No. 8, 2016.

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