Mrs. Beatrice M. Onsarigo is a lecturer of Sociology and Peace Studies at Egerton University, Department of Peace, Security and Social Studies and a member of East African Universities International Humanitarian Law Round Table and all Africa's I.H.L. Trainer of Trainers. She joined the department as an Assistant Lecturer in 1990. She is currently the acting chair person of the department of Peace, Security and Social Studies since September 2017.
Mrs. Onsarigo acted as a departmental examination and Timetable Officer from 1991-12004, before she was appointed to chair the department between 2001-2004. During her tenure as head of department she was involved in the development of Masters programmes in Sociology with various options of study. These programmes have continued to attract many students even todate.
Mrs. Onsarigo has served as a departmental co-ordinator in Nakuru Town Campus for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Security Studies as while as Masters programmes in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Security Management. The co-ordinator of these programmes demanded a close working relationships with the part time lecturers and students to ensure the smooth running of University operations.
On academic projects Mrs. Onsarigo has been involved in the development of academic material for OSSREA Post Graduate Gender Studies Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa Higher Learning Institutions with Prof. Ondimu and Prof. Keraro of Egerton University in 2012 in the area of; Gender and Population Dynamics in Kenya. She has also been involved in a Departmental Academic Project with the Department of Probation and Aftercare Services. This project had two key activities;
The two activities were accomplished, however the teaching of the programme has not yet started. Mrs. Onsarigo has served as a board member to the centre of conflict resolution Kenya (CCR-Kenya), Kilimo High School, Loreto High School and is currently a member of the Nakuru Minicipal Board, that is instrumental in implementing key projects and policies within the Municipality.
September 2017 to Date: Ag COD of Peace, Security and Social Studies. The chair of department is an academic and administrative position that entails the following responsibilities:
2012- 2017: Co-ordinator NTC. Responsible for coordinating departmental work to ensure effective running of programmes1991- 2001: Departmental and Timetabling Officer Responsible for all examination and Timetabling issues of the department
Teaching Modules development.
PhilosophyMy teaching is geared towards producing wholistic students who are self driven. They should be able to critical analyze society problems as well as find solutions to them. I expect my students to be critical thinkers in all aspects of society. They should be able to analyze situations, contribute to discussions and class presentations. Through this approach they learn to be independent thinkers and solution providers. Therefore such students are expected to be dependent upon as change agents of society as well as problem solvers.
COMPLETED M.A.A SUPERVISION
I have internally examined several Masters students works without any challenges before the CUE requirements came into force.