Prof. Fred N Keraro, has a Ph.D in Science Education from Egerton University, M.Ed (Science Education) and Advanced Diploma (Educational Studies), University of Leeds, UK and a B.Ed (Science) ,University of Nairobi. He is a Professor of Biology Education in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Educational Management, and Egerton University. Prof Keraro joined Egerton University in July 1994 after a successful 10 years stint in Teacher training colleges as a Science Education tutor. Prof Keraro has successfully supervised six  PhD and Twenty two  Masters' students. He has authored/co-authored over forty articles in refereed journals and book chapters. Prof Keraro has research interests in Culture and Science Education, Pedagogy, E-Learning, and Health and Environmental Education.
Prof Keraro has internally examined 5 PhD and 24 Masters Theses [in Egerton University]. He has also externally examined 4 PhD and 5 Masters Theses in other Universities]. He is also a member of the Editorial Boards of 8 International Journals where he has reviewed several articles. Prof Keraro also reviewed the TESSA primary science OERs and the TESSA Junior Secondary Science OERs.
At Egerton University, Prof Keraro is the Director of the School of Distance Learning [SoDL] and coordinates e-learning programmes, has facilitated in Development of e-content and the migration of courses offered to the on-line platform. Prof Keraro has also coordinated Part Time Programmes (formally School Based Programmes) at various times. Prof Keraro also coordinated the TESSA project in Egerton University from 2005 to 2016. He has also acted as the Director of the School of Distance Learning (SoDL) at various times. Prof Keraro has served as a member of the Board of Governors of 2 High Schools and chaired the Board of Keroka Technical Training Institute for 5 years [2013 – 2017 both inclusive].
Prof Keraro has participated in over 80 Conferences and workshops in the country and outside the country. He has also participated in a number of research projects and consulted for the Ministry of Education in a research project ““Investigation on Poor Performance in Mathematics and Science in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (KCSE)” in January – February, 2011.
He was awarded a fellowship by the Olnet Project, Open University UK in the 2010/2011 Academic year
2002 - PhD- Science Education - Egerton University
1990 - M.Ed - Science Education -The University of Leeds, UK
1989 - Advanced Diploma (Educational Studies)- The University of Leeds, UK
1984 - B.Ed (Science) - University of Nairobi, Kenya
1979 - East African Advanced Certificate of Education (A Level) - Dagoretti High School, Nairobi
1977 - East African Certificate of Education (O Level) -St. Paul’s Gekano Sec. School, Nyanza
1973 - Certificate of Primary Education - Amabuko Primary School, Nyanza
2012 - April - Examinations Item Writing - The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)
2010 - June/July - Instructional Systems Design, Development and Evaluation - African Council for Distance Education & National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)
2010 - Jan. E-Content Development- RUFORUM
2008 - June - Corporate Governance and Strategic Planning- Centre for Corporate Governance
2006 - Nov. -Implementation of ISO 9001: 2008. Quality Management Systems- Kenya Bureu os Standards
2006 - Jan. - Leadership, Corporate Governance, Strategic Planning & Institutional Management - Ashley Consultants Ltd
2005 - August- Financial Management- Federation of Kenya Employyers
2003 - Sept- Distance Learning Material Development- University of South Africa [UNISA]
Professor of Biology Education
March 2008- Sept 2013
Associate Professor of Biology Education
Dec 2002–Feb 2008
Senior Lecturer, Curriculum, Instruction & Educational Management Dept, Egerton University
April 1998- Nov 2002
Lecturer, Curriculum & Instruction & Educational Management Dept, Egerton University
July 1994 – March 1998
Assistant Lecturer, Curriculum & Instruction & Educational Management Dept, Egerton University
Nov 1990- June 1994
Assistant Lecturer, Teachers Service Commission (Kisii Teachers College)
July 1984 – October 1990
Tutor, Teachers Service Commission ( Asumbi Teachers College)
Sept. 2014 –July 2021
January 2005 –August 2014
Coordinator, Egerton University E-Campus
Co-ordinator, Instructional Materials Development Dept. College of Open and Distance Learning
Nov. 2005– Jan 2019
Coordinator Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa (TESSA) Project in Egerton University
June 2004 – Jan 2015
Member of CODL/FEDCOS Consultative Committee for SSP – School Based Programmes
August – October 2008
Acting Director College of Open and Distance Learning
August 2006 – July 2007
Acting Co-ordinator Teacher Education Programmes
Feb. 2005 –May 2006
Acting Director, College of Distance Education, Egerton University
June 3rd – October 5th 2004
Acting Co-ordinator Teacher Education, Programmes, College of Open & Distance Learning, Egerton University
Ronoh P. K, Wachanga S. W, Keraro F. N (2014) Effects of Computer Based Mastery Learning Approach on Students’ Motivation to Learn Biology. Journal of Education and Practice Vol. 5, No. 32 p117-125. www.iiste.org
Ombaba S, Njonge T, Keraro F. N, Chemiat A, Mokogi H (2014) Assessment of Guidance and Counselling Services Offered to Students on Career Choice in Secondary Schools in Nakuru Munivipality, Kenya. Journal of Education and Practice Vol. 5 No. 28 p10-14. www.iiste.org
Orora, W; Keraro, F. N & Wachanga S. W (2014). Using Cooperative E-Learning Teaching Strategy to Enhance Students’ Creativity in Secondary School Biology: A Study of Selected Schools in Nakuru County, Kenya. International Journal of Education and Practice Vol. 2(6) p137-146. www.iiste.org
Orora, W; Keraro, F. N & Wachanga S. W (2014). Effects of Cooperative E-learning Teaching Strategy on Students’ Achievement in Secondary School Biology in Nakuru County, Kenya. Sky Journal of Educational Research Vol. 2(1)p 1-9
Wachanga S. W ; Ronoh, P. K & Keraro, F. N. (2013). Effects of Computer based Mastery Learning Teaching Strategy on Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Biology in Bomet District, Kenya. International Journal of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Research (IJSSIR) Vol. 2 (12) p374-249
Keraro, F. N, Okere M. O & Anditi Z (2013) Cultural influence on pupils’ Understanding of conception, birth of twins and sex determination in Kenya. International Education Studies Vol. 6, No. 5, p11-22. doi:10.5539/ies.v6n5, URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ies.v6n5p
Okere, M O., Keraro, F. N. & Anditi, Z (2013) Pupils’ Cultural Interpretations of Causes of rainbow in Kenya. Journal of Education and Social Research Vol. 3 (1), p169 – 177. Doi: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v3n1p169
Okere, M. O, Keraro, F. N & Anditi, Z (2012) “Cultural Interpretations of Causes of Lightning by Pupils from Ten Ethnic Communities in Kenya”. Global Research Journal on Mathematics and Science Education, Vol. 1 No. 2 p 99 - 117 https://tcfmer.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/vi-n2/
Okere, M. O, Keraro, F. N & Anditi, Z (2012) "Pupils’ Beliefs in Cultural Interpretations of ’Heat’ associated with Anger: A Comparative Study of Ten Ethnic Communities in Kenya", European Journal of Educational Research Vol. 1 No. 2, p143 - 154. 10.12973/eu-jer.1.2.143
Wolfenden, F; Buckler, A & Keraro, F (Spring, 2012). OER Adaptation and re-use across cultural contexts in Sub Saharan Africa: lessons from the TESSA Consortium. Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME) Special Issue. P.Art.3 DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/2012-03
Ongowo, R. O, Keraro, F. N. & Okere, M. O (2011) Concept Mapping: an Interactive Teaching Strategy that Enhances Active Learning and Students’ Achievement in Biology. Journal of Education & Pedagogy Vol. III, No. 2 pp 1 – 12
Joab M. Kinzi, Aggrey M.Sindabi, Briston E. E.Omulema & Fred N. Keraro(2011)The Correlate between Interest and Achievement in Sciences among Secondary School Students in Kenya. Kenya Journal of Guidance, Counseling and Psychology Vol. 1 No. 1. Pp159 – 168
Ongowo, R. O, Keraro, F. N. & Okere, M. O (2011) Effects of Concept Mapping Teaching Strategy on Students’ Attitude towards Learning Biology. Kenya Journal of Educational Planning and Development. Vol. 3 No. 3 p. 11-18
Shihusa,H. & Keraro, F. N (2009) Using advance organizers to enhance student’s Motivation in learning Biology: A case of Bureti district, Kenya. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. Vol. 5 (4) P 413 – 420. https://doi.org/10.12973/ejmste/75290
Keraro F. N., Wachanga S. W. & Orora W (2007). Effects of Co-operative Concept Mapping Teaching Approach on Secondary School Students’ Motivation in Biology in Gucha District, Kenya. International Journal for Science and Mathematics Education Vol. 5 No. 1. P 111-124 . DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10763-005-9026-3
Keraro, F. N. & Shihusa, H. (2005) Effects of Advance Organizers on Students’ Achievement and Motivation in Biology: A Case of Bureti District, Kenya. Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria Vol. 10 No.2. P 1-9.
Orora W, Wachanga, S. W. & Keraro F. N. (2005) Effects of Co-operative Concept Mapping Approach on Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Biology in Gucha District, Kenya. Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research. Vol. 17 No. 1. P. 1-14.
Keraro F. N., Okere M. I. O., Mondoh H. O. (2004) The Relationship between Pupils’ mastery of the language of instruction and achievement in science. Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria Vol. 9 No. 2. P 8 – 13.
Keraro F. N., Okere M. I. O., Mondoh H. O. (2004) Cultural influence on the acquisition of science concepts and skills: A comparative study of pupils from four cultural communities in Kenya. Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria, Vol. 9 No. 1 P 1 – 10.
Keraro F. N., Okere M. I. O., Mondoh H. O. (2004) Nature and quality of teacher – Pupil interaction in primary science lessons; A constructivist perspective. Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria Vol. 9. No. 1 P 19 – 32.
Okere M. I. O. & Keraro F. N. (2002) Cultural Influences on Childhood Science Education: The Kenyan Experience. Egerton Journal. Humanities, Social Science and Education Series, Vol. 4 No. 1 p. 140 – 153.
Wachanga, S. W., Keraro F. N. & Githua, B. N. (2001). Towards the Improvement of Teaching practice: the role of Practicing Schools and University Supervisors from Students’ Perspective. Journal of Education and Human Resources. Vol. 1 No. 1 p. 90 – 104.
Wachanga, S. W, Githua, B. N. & Keraro F. N. (1999) University Students’ Perceptions of the Course They Take and their Expectations of the Workplace: The Case of Egerton University. Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 11 No. 3 p. 201 – 225.
Keraro, F. N & Okere, M. I. O. (2009). Cultural Influences on the Learning of Science: An African Perspective. In Larson, J. E (Ed). Educational Psychology: Cognition and Learning, Individual Differences and Motivation. New York, Nova Science Publishers Inc.
Keraro, F. N. (2008). Personal Verification: The Risk of Education. In Sanna, P.et al (Eds). Education and Reality. Reflections on Luigi Giussani’s book : he Risk of Education. Nairobi, Fondazione AVSI & Kenyatta University.
Sambili H. J., Muthwii S. M. & Keraro, F. N. (1998) Biological Techniques, Lectern Publications Ltd. Nairobi.
26th January, 2010. Facilitator in an Induction Workshop on the Embedding and Utilization of TESSA Materials in Primary School Curriculum in Kenya. A Workshop for Primary School Heads and Teachers held at Egerton University
4th - 6th August, 2009 Distance Education and Teachers’ Training in Africa Conference, “Issues and Challenges in Education in Africa: The Need for a ‘New’ Teacher”. Facilitator in a Workshop: “Using TESSA Materials to Support School Based Teacher Education” in the University of Cape Coast, Ghana
10th – 12th August, 2005:- African Council for Distance Education [ACDE] Inaugural Conference in UNISA, South Africa. Theme: The Mobilization of African Leadership, Strategies and Partnerships
1. Paul M. Maina : Teachers as Role Models in the Development of Secondary School Students'Moral Values in Naivasha Sub-County, Kenya
1. Peter K. Ronoh: Effects of Experiential Computer-Assisted Instruction on Secondary School Learners Achievement and Self-concept in Biology in Bomet County, Kenya
2. Daniel Makini Getuno: A model for Predicting Undergraduate Students Adoption of e-Learning in Kenyan Public Universities.
3. Ekwam Lomonyang: Relationship between Selected Cultural Factors on Secondary Students Achievement in Chemistry in Samburu County, Kenya
Prof. Isaac O. Kibwage
P.O. Box 536-20115,
Egerton, Njoro -Kenya
Prof Alexander A. Kahi
Professor of Animal Breeding and Genomics at Egerton University's Department of Animal Sciences
P. O. Box 536 – 20115 Egerton,
Prof. Benard O. Aduda
Professor of Physics of Materials
Egerton University, P.O. Box 536-20115,
Egerton, Njoro -Kenya