Director, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Teacher Training Program in Rwanda.
Session: “The Question of Quality: Models to transform Africa’s education systems”
March 13, 2020
10:00 – 11:00
Herine Otieno-Menya is Director, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Teacher Training Program in Rwanda. In her role, Herine spearheads the implementation of AIMS Teacher Training Program activities which include: Training of mathematics and science teachers on innovative and gender-responsive pedagogies; resourcing of schools to better support access to and quality of mathematics and science education; community and public engagement; and evidence collection for policy dialogue. In addition to the work that she does in Rwanda, Herine regularly represents AIMS in continental forums and policy dialogue sessions on mathematics and science education. Dr Herine Otieno is a Commonwealth PhD Scholar with a PhD in Mathematics Education and Masters in Sociology, Policy and Planning and from Sheffield Hallam University (UK). Herine also holds a, Masters in Mathematical Statistics and BSc (mathematics major) from Kenyatta University (Kenya). A researcher at heart, Herine has a keen interest in contributing to improving the teaching, learning and assessment of STEM in African schools and institutions of higher learning. Her research interest encompasses Self-regulated learning; leaner’s relationship with STEM disciplines; education interventions; professional development of STEM teachers; and STEM teaching, assessment and learning in African institutions of higher learning.