While Kenyatta University ensures recruitment of highly qualified staff in the various disciplines, it is important to note that a high proportion of the teaching staff do not have training in education, specifically teaching methodology and setting and marking of examinations, areas that are critical for effective teaching and learning. In addition, it is important to note that faculty who have training in education may still be using old techniques and methodologies that they acquired when they were in training years ago. It is therefore important to train Faculty in teaching methodology and retool those already trained in emerging knowledge and skills in research, teaching and learning.
The Management of Kenyatta University is committed to providing quality products and services that exceed her customers’ expectations. This commitment is reflected in the University’s vision, mission and strategic plan. In relation to research, teaching and learning, Kenyatta University is committed to continuous improvement in the quality of faculty.
The Centre for Teaching Excellence and Research Training (CTERT) was therefore created to coordinate capacity building of staff in research, teaching and setting of examinations. To carry out its mandate, the CTERT works closely with the Academic and Research Divisions as well as the ICT Department.