Dr. Epari Ejakait

Dr. Epari Ejakait

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Department of Educational Planning and Management

School of Education (MMUST)

P.O. Box 190-50100

Kakamega, KENYA

Office no. MEA014

Kakamega-Webuye Road

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ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3895-9623

ResearcherID: AAI-1291-2021

 

Dr. Epari Ejakait

Dr. Epari Ejakait holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Planning and Economics of Education. He teaches Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis; Econometrics in Education; Economics of Labour Markets; Returns to Investment in Education; Research Methodology; Equity in Education; Financing and Investments in Education; Demand and Supply of Education; and Human and Social Capital, among others. He worked at the African Population and Health Research Center as Senior Research Officer before joining MMUST. His research interests are in measuring the returns to investment in education as well us understanding the determinants and drivers of learning and schooling outcomes. He currently serves as the Chair of the EPM Departmental Graduate Studies Committee.

Some selected published

  1. Seroney Sirak,Epari Ejakait,Musera Ababu.Private rate of returns to investment in education for teachers with bachelor’s degree in public secondary schools in Kenya.Cradle of Knowledge: African Journal of Educational and Social Science Research (The)Published on october 31st 2022.https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajessr/article/view/235057
  2. Seroney k. Sirak, Epari Ejakait,Geoffrey Musera. Endogeneity and Human Capital in Higher Educationn A Critical Analysis of Investment Returns Among Teacher’s in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. published on 15th October 2022 in JUMUGA Journal of Education, Oral studies and human science. DOI: https://doi.org/10.35544/jjeoshs.v5i1.48
  3. Ejakait, E., Othuon, L., Olel, M., & Khasenye, O. (2016). School-level predictors of student academic achievement in the Kenya certificate of primary education examination using a two-level hierarchical linear model. International Journal  of Current Research, 8(9), 39502-39511.
  4. Ejakait, E., Olel, M., Othuon, L., & Khasenye, O. (2016). A Hierarchical Linear Modelling of Teacher Effects on Academic Achievement in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Examination American Journal of Educational Research 4(14), 1030-1040. DOI: 10.12691/education-4-14-8
  5. Nafula, I., Wamocha, L., & Ejakait, E. (2016). The effect of grade repetition on pupils’ academic performance in public primary schools in Bungoma North sub-county, Kenya. Interlink Continental. Journal of Educational Research & General Studies, 2(2), 7-16.
  6. Wakwabubi, S., Achoka, J. S. K., Shiundu, J. O., & Ejakait, E. (2016). Students’ Socio-Economic Status and Enrolment in Public Secondary Schools in Kenya International Journal Advances in Social Science and Humanities 4(4), 70-80.
  7. Wakwabubi, S., Achoka, J. S. K., Shiundu, J. O., & Ejakait, E. (2016). An Analysis of the Effect of Household Assets and Amenities Ownership on Enrolment in Public Secondary Schools in Kenya International Journal Advances in Social Science and Humanities 4(5), 40-52.
  8. Musera, G., Maiyo, J. K., Owano, A., & Ejakait, E. (2015). Does Recipients' Socio-economic Status Matter?: Empirical Evidence from Higher Education Loans Funding Undergraduate Self-sponsored Students in Public Universities in Kenya. In J. M. Boit & J. K. Maiyo (Eds.), Issues in Educational Management and Policy (pp. 87-101). Nairobi, Kenya: Talent Communications.
  9. Sagwa, D. M., Owano, A., & Epari, E. (2015). The Influence of Time Management Practices On Academic Performance in Secondary Schools in Vihiga County, Kenya. International Journal for Management Science and Technology (IJMST), 4(2), 1-22.
  10. Echaune, M., Ndiku, M. J., Sang, A., & Epari, E. (2015). The influence of parental involvement in provision of teaching-learning resources on educational outcomes: An empirical study of Teso North Sub-County primary schools. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 2(1), 43-53.
  11. Wachiye, H. J., & Epari, E. (2014). Understanding Costs in Education. In J. Maiyo & J. Ndiku (Eds.), Strategic Organizational, Planning and Management: An Introduction (pp. 63-73). Kerala, India: Research Signpost.
  12. Kikechi, W., Owano, A., Ayodo, T. M. O., & Epari, E. (2014). The relationship between technical subjects and type of self employment engaged in by secondary school graduates in Kenya. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences 4(2), 146-156.
  13. Kikechi, W., Owano, A., Ayodo, T. M. O., & Ejakait, E. (2013). Factors influencing choice of technical subjects among the secondary school graduates in Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research & Development, 2(11), 381-391
  14. Kikechi, W., Owano, A., Ayodo, T. M. O., and Ejakait, E. (2013). Do Entrepreneurial Skills Acquired From Technical Subjects Help Secondary School Graduates in Self Employment in Kenya? International Journal of Education and Research, 1(8), 1-12.
  15. Ngware, M. W., Oketch, M., Ezeh, A. C., Mutisya, M., & Ejakait, C. E. (2012). Assessing the impact of free primary education using retrospective and prospective data: Lessons from the Nairobi case study. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 35(1), 71-92. https://doi.org/10.1080/1743727X.2012.666717
  16. Ejakait, E., Mutisya, M., Ezeh, A., Oketch, M., & Ngware, M. (2011). Factors associated with low achievement among students from Nairobi's urban informal neighborhoods. Urban Education, 46(5), 1056-1077. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042085911400323
  17. Oketch, M., Mutisya, M., Ngware, M., Ezeh, A. C., & Epari, C. (2010). Free primary education policy and pupil school mobility in urban Kenya. International Journal of Educational Research, 49(6), 173-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2011.01.002
  18. Epari, C., Mutisya, M., Ezeh, A., Oketch, O., & Ngware, M. (2008). Factors Associated with Low Achievement among Students from Nairobi’s Urban Informal Neighbourhoods. Nairobi: African Population and Health Research Center (Working Paper No. 41)
  19. Oketch, M., Mutisya, M., Ngware, N., Ezeh, A.C., & Epari, C. (2008). Pupil School Mobility in Urban Kenya. Nairobi: African Population and Health Research Center (Working Paper No. 38)
  20. Undie C., Mugisha, F., Epari, C., & Ezeh, A. (2008). Schooling among Nairobi slum Residents in the Wake of Free Primary Education: From Border Crossings to Borderland. Nairobi: African Population and Health Research Center (Working Paper No. 36)
  21. Epari, E., Mugisha, F., & Ogollah, R. (2008). Oh! So ‘we’ have been under reporting Nairobi’s enrolment rates? Nairobi: African Population and Health Research Center (Working Paper No. 35)
  22. Ngware, M., Ezeh, A., Nderu, E., & Epari, C. (2008). Policy and program issues emerging from APHRC's education research in urban informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi: African Population and Health Research Center
  23. Epari, E., Gravenir, F., Mse, G., and Mugisha, F. (2007). Did the financing of special needs education improve with the introduction of free primary education in Kenya? evidence from schools. The African Symposium 7(1), 71-80
  24. Nderu, E., Mugisha, F. & Epari, C. (2007) Education Policy and the Problem of Education in Slums. In Falling short: The right to free primary education (18–24). Nairobi, Kenya: Urban Primary Education Advocacy Initiative.
  25. APHRC (2007). Methodology to identify the poor: Improving targeting for hospital fees waiver and exemption in Busia district, Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya:  African Population Health Research Centre.
  26. Epari, E., (2006). Baseline survey on the status of basic education in Nairobi’s Kibera and Korogocho informal settlements. Nairobi, Kenya: Daraja Civic Initiatives Forum
  27. Ejakait, E. (2005). Financing special needs education in public primary schools in the context of free primary education in Bungoma district, Kenya. Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.

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