Dr. Julius Ouma Jwan has been appointed the new KICD Director/Chief Executive. Making the announcement last Friday 31st October 2014, KICD Council chair Prof. Peter kinyanjui said the appointment comes after months of waiting.
The appointment follows the expiry of Dr. Lydia Nzomo’s term on 30th June 2014. Dr. Jwan takes over from Ms. Mercy Karogo who has held the position on an acting capacity
“On behalf of the KICD council I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Julius Ouma Jwan as Director and Chief Executive of Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development” said Prof. Kinyanjui during the senior staff briefing to introduce Dr. Jwan.
Dr. Jwan is the current Director Programmes and Technical Services at the National Cohesion and integration Commission. He comes with a wealth of experience in the field of academia and governance. He has a Doctorate Degree, three master’s degrees and a lot of experience in education having been a lecturer for a long period of time.
The Chairman in his announcement was confident that the new Director with his enthusiasm in curriculum matters is ready to serve the Institute diligently and promote a high standard of curriculum development.
“Over the coming weeks, Dr. Jwan is expected to take time and interact with the institute’s staff members and learn about them” said Prof. Kinyanjui.
On his part, Dr. Jwan thanked the council for giving him the opportunity to serve KICD as the CEO. He at the same time asked for cooperation among the management who were present to enable the Institute realize its mandate.
“I am one among many, I expect commitment and support from the staff, and your support will help us get a curriculum that suits this country” Dr. Jwan said.
The chairman at the same time thanked Madam Karogo for the good work she has done by holding the Institute together for the four month period. Ms. Karogo took over from Dr. Lydia Nzomo as acting director from the 1st of July 2014 to the time of announcement of the new CEO. Upon her retirement from KICD, Dr. Nzomo has since been nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta as the new Chairperson for teachers’ service commission. Dr. Nzomo had served the Institute as the Director since 2005.