Prof. Charles Ochieng’ Ong’ondo is the Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).
Prof. Ong’ondo is an Associate Professor in Teacher Education. He is a Commonwealth Academic Fellow and Scholar who holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Research Methodology (University Warwick, UK), a PhD in English Language Teacher Education (the University of Leeds, UK); an M.Phil. Degree in English Language Education (Moi University, a B.Ed. Degree in English and Literature (Moi University) and a Diploma in Education (Siriba Teachers College).
His academic interests are: Research Methodology, Teacher Education, English Language Pedagogy, Training of Trainers; Curriculum/Programme/Course Design and Evaluation; Academic Writing and Organizational Communication.
Before his appointment at KICD, Prof. Ong’ondo was a lecturer of English Language Teacher Education in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Media (CIEM) in the School of Education at Moi University where he worked for sixteen years, and rose through the ranks of Lecturer and Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor. Prior to joining the university as a lecturer, he taught English and Literature at secondary school.
Prof. is a member of the African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE), International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL), Language Association of Eastern Africa (LAEA) and founder member and official – Kenya Association of English Language Educators and Researchers (ASELER) and a member of Kenya Association of Educational Administration and Management (KAEAM).
Since June 21st, 2019, Prof. Ong’ondo has also been as a member of the Task force on Access, Relevance, Transition, Equity and Quality for Effective Curriculum Reforms Implementation in Kenya.