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Education educator

Florida Amakobe Karani, Kenyan education educator. Named Order of the Grand Worrior of Kenya, 1994; recipient African-American Graduate scholarship, 1975-1979, Distinguished Long Service award, University Nairobi, 2001. Resource person to many civic and women fora. Member American Educational Communications and Technology Association, International Council for Distance Education, Association African Literacy and Adult Education.

Background

Karani, Florida Amakobe was born on October 14, 1945 in Kima, Kenya. Daughter of Bernard Amayamu and Jessica Eshinali (Nandwa) Okwemba.

Education

Bachelor (honorary), University Nairobi, Kenya, 1968. Master of Arts, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1979.

Doctor of Education (honorary), Moseno University, Kenya, 2008.

Career

Assistant director College Education and External Studies University Nairobi, Kenya, 1975-1985. Dean. Faculty External Studies, 1986-1988. Dean Faculty Education, 1988.

Principal, 1988-1994. Professor Education and Deputy vice chancellor, 1994—2004. Chancellor Maseno University, Kenya, since 2008.

Chairman Kenya Institute Education, 1996—2000, Board Adult Education, 1994—2004. Commissioner Commission for Higher Education, Kenya, 1985—2004. Member Kenya Trypanosomiasis Research Institute, Kenya, 1987-1992, vice-chairman commission inquiry education system kenya, 1998-999.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Chief author: Cost and Financing of Secondary Education in Kenya, 1995. Contributor, author: Journal of Basic Education, Eastern and Southern Africa, 1994, Journal of Development Communication, 1995, Journal of Negroeducation, 1988, Journal Adult Education,1996, Jour Religious Education, 1996, Jour United Nations Educational Daker Regional Office, 1996, International Journal University Adult Edn, 1986.

Membership

Resource person to many civic and women fora. Member American Educational Communications and Technology Association, International Council for Distance Education, Association African Literacy and Adult Education.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    International travel, educational projects, gender, church and social work, jogging.

Connections

Married Hiram Karani. Children: Kenneth, Loreen, Victor.

father:
Bernard Amayamu Okwemba

mother:
Jessica Eshinali (Nandwa) Okwemba

spouse:
Hiram Karani

child:
Kenneth Karani

child:
Loreen Karani

child:
Victor Karani