Dr. Mercy Wanja Njagi

Dr. Mercy Wanja Njagi

 Senior Lecturer/ Chairperson, Department of Education

Email:mwanja@chuka.ac.ke

Faculty of Education and Resources Development

Department of Education

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

WORK EXPERIENCE
Nov 2017 to Present: Senior Lecturer, Chuka University
Jan 2014 – Oct 2017: Lecturer, Chuka University
Sep 2013 – Jan 2014: Lecturer, Mount Kenya University
2011 – Dec 2013: Part-time Tutor, Chuka University
May 1997 – Aug 2013: Teacher (Teachers Service Commission)
September 2017 – Present: Chairperson, Department of Education, Chuka University.
August 2015 – August 2017: Chairperson, Department of Distance Education, Chuka University.
June 2015 – August 2015: Acting Chairperson, Department of Education, Chuka University.
December 2014 – February 2015: Acting Chairperson, Department of Education, Chuka University.
October 2013 – January 2013: Cordinator of Education Programmes in Mount Kenya University (Nkubu).

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION
Member of Ameru Professional Association (AMPA)

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS
Chuka University- Ph.D. (Science Education), 2013
Egerton University- M.Ed (Science Education), 2010
Kenyatta University- PGDE, 2002
Kenyatta University- B Sc, 1996
Kenyatta University (AVU) – Computer Applications, 1999
High School: Kaaga Girls High School- KCSE, 1990
Primary School: Kiereni Pry School- KCPE, 1986.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
1. Member of Board of Managers, Kiamuriuki Secondary School, 2019-2021.
2. Member of Board of Managers, Kathagara Secondary School, 2019-2021.
3. Member of Board of Managers, Chogoria Boys’ Secondary School, 2019-2021.
4. Member of Strategic Plan Committee (2017-2022), PCEA, JKMC Ndagani Church.
5. Deacon at PCEA, JKMC Ndagani Church.

PUBLICATIONS
1. Njagi M.W. (2019). Efficacity of Harkness Teaching Method on Student Achievement in Mathematics. International Journal of Creative Research and Studies, 3 (6), 11-21.
2. Nkari, J. & Njagi M. W. (2018). Effect of Teaching Mathematics Using Computer Simulation on Students’ Achievement in Secondary Schools in Meru South Sub-County in Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge, 3 (9), 88-98.
3. Njagi M. W. (2018). Prospective Teachers Proclivities in Regard to Teaching Practice as Part of Teacher Training. International Journal of Innovation and Research in Educational Sciences, 5 (5), 484-490.
4. Njagi M. W. (2018). Efficacy of Tangible Materials in Aiding Early Childhood Learners to Concretize Mathematical concepts. International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge, 3 (4), 59-67
5. Mbaka, P.K., Jagero, N., & Njagi M. W. (2017). Influence of ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System on the Reliability of Services Offered in Public Universities in Kenya. European Journal of Research and Reflection in Educational Sciences, 5 (4) 22-31.
6. Mbaka, P.K., Jagero, N., Njagi M. W. & Omollo, J., (2017). Influence of ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System on the Tangibility of Services Offered in Public Universities in Kenya. Educational Research International, 6(3), 82-89
7. Denis O. K. & Njagi M. W. (2016). Effectiveness of Integrating Science Process-Skills in Teaching Mathematics on Students’ Scientific Creativity in Secondary Schools in Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development, 5(4), 111-121.
8. Njagi, M.W. & Silas, E. N. (2016). Effects of Use of Mobile Phones on Learning Activities and Social Life among University Students in Kenya. International Journal of Recent Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, 2(10), 211-220.
9. Njagi, M.W. & Silas, E. N. (2015). Relevance of Kenya Secondary School Chemistry Instruction in Preparation of Students Pursuing Chemistry at University Level. International Journal for Innovation Education Research, 3 (11), 1-10.
10. Kobiah, K.K., Njagi, M.W., Barchok, H.K., & Kobia, J.M. (2015). Teachers Participation in Selection and Organization of Curriculum Content and Effective Implementation of Secondary School Curriculum in Kenya. International Journal of Current Research, 7 (9), 20290-20295.
11. Kobiah, K.K., Barchok, H.K., Njagi, M.W., & Kobia, J.M. (2015). Teachers Participation in Curriculum Conceptualization and Effective Implementation of Secondary School Curriculum in Kenya. International Journal of Education and Research, 3 (7), 283-294.
12. Njagi, M.W. (2015). Language Issues on Mathematics Achievement. International Journal of Education and Research, 3 (6), 167-178.
13. Njagi, M.W. (2015). The Effects of Differentiated Instruction on Students Achievement in Mathematics by Gender in Secondary Schools in Meru County in Kenya. International Journal of Education and Research, 3 (3), 377-386.
14. Njagi, M.W. (2014). Teachers Perspective towards Differentiated Instruction Approach in Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Kenya. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 4(13):236-241.
15. Njagi, M.W., Muriungi, C.K., & Peter, C.A. (2014). Effectiveness of Professional Development on English and Literature Teachers in Selected Schools in Tharaka-Nithi and Meru County, Kenya. American International Journal of Contemporary Research, 4 (8), 142-149.
16. Njagi, M.W. & Mbugua, Z.K. (2014). The Effectiveness of Differentiated Instruction on Students Achievement in Mathematics. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 4 (1), 116-122.
17. Njagi, M.W., Mbugua, Z.K.& Githua, B.N. (2013). Reactions of Schools’ Headteacher toward Computer Use in Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools in Tharaka-Nithi County in Kenya. International Journal of Information Science and Education, 3 (1), 7-14.
18. Njagi, M.W., Mbugua, Z.K., & Githua, B.N. (2012). Teachers Disposition towards Use of Scientific Calculators in Mathematics Instruction in Meru County, Kenya. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 2 (2), 89-92.
19. Mbugua, Z.K., Njagi, M.W. & Okere, M.O. (2011). Attitude of Secondary School Students on Use of Scientific Calculators in Learning Mathematics in Embu District in Kenya. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 1 (13), 131-136.

POST GRADUATE TOPICS SUPERVISED
1. ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management Systems and the Quality of Services Offered in Public Universities in Kenya.
2. Effectiveness of Integrating Science Process Skills in Teaching Mathematics on Students Problem Solving Abilities, Attitudes and Achievement in Secondary Schools in Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya
3. Relationship between Teacher Participation in Curriculum Development Process and Implementation of Secondary School Curriculum in Kenya.
4. Effect of Discovery Teaching Approach on Scientific Creativity amongst Students in Public Secondary Schools in Imenti North sub-county, Kenya
5. Effectiveness of Computer Assisted Teaching strategy on Students Academic Achievement and Motivation in Biology in Secondary Schools in Baringo North Sub-county, Kenya
6. Guidance and Counselling Needs Affecting Students’ Performance in Physics in Secondary Schools in Mbeere North Sub-county, Kenya.
7. Effect of Teaching Mathematics Using Computer Simulation on Students Attitudes and Achievement in Secondary Schools in Meru South, Kenya
8. Effectiveness of scientific Problem Solving Instruction on Students Achievement and Attitude towards physics in Secondary Schools in Igembe South Sub-County, Meru County, Kenya
9. Effectiveness of Differentiated Instruction on Students Academic Achievement, Self-concept Ability and Motivation towards Learning Chemistry in Secondary Schools in Maara Sub-County, Kenya
10. Impact of Kenya National Union of Teachers in Enhancing Quality Education in Public Primary Schools in Laikipia County, Kenya
11. Church Sponsor Factors Affecting Pupils Academic Performance: A Case of Seventh Day Adventist Sponsored Public Primary Schools in Tharaka South Sub-County, Kenya
12. Socio-Cultural and Economic Practices Contributing to Pupils Poor Academic Achievement in Primary Schools in Meru Central Sub-County, Kenya

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