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Dr Antony Somba MANG'OKA

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Designation
Registrar ( Academic and Research)
Department
Office of the Registrar (Academic and Research)
SUMMARY

Dr. Antony Somba is the Registrar Academic and Research. He holds a Bachelor Arts English and Literature from Kenyatta University, a Master’s Degree in English and Literature from Egerton University and a PhD in English Language and Linguistics from Kabarak University.

Dr. Somba is passionate about teaching & quality assurance and besides his core responsibility; he enjoys serving in his community church- AIC Kabarnet Farm as a Trainer and member of the Praise and Worship Team.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2011 – 2019: PhD English Language and Linguistics - Kabarak University

2005 – 2009: Master of English Language and Linguistics - Egerton University

1993 – 1997: Bachelors of Arts English and Literature - Kenyatta University

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

23rd to 26th May 2016: Cohort 4 Part I of the Quality Assurance Training  Workshop in Entebbe, Uganda.

12th to 15th December 2016: Cohort 4 Part II of the Quality Assurance Training  Workshop in Bujumbura, Burundi

2nd-7th May 2017: Cohort 4 Part III Quality Assurance Training – Dar Es Salaam -Tanzania

WORK EXPERIENCE

Jan 2020 – Present: Registrar Academic and Research

June 2019- December 2019: Ag. Registrar Academic and Research

March 2019- Present: Senior Lecturer, Kabarak University

1st September 2014 -February 2019: Lecturer, Kabarak University

May 2011- August  2014: Assistant Lecturer, Kabarak University

2009 – 2011: Part-time Lecturer;

  • Kabarak University,
  • Mount Kenya University
  • Egerton University

 

Appointments to Administrative Positions at Kabarak University

November 2018 – December 2019: Director, Centre for Quality Assurance, Kabarak University, Kenya.

October  2015 –October 2018: Ag. Director, Centre for Quality Assurance, Kabarak University

August 2014 – September. 2015: Ag. Director Institutional Planning and Programming, Kabarak University

October. 2012– August. 2014: Coordinator: Teaching Practice and Community Service

October 2012 – Present: Member of University Senate

August 2014 -Present:

  • Member of Deans’ and Research Committee
  • Member of Quality Assurance Committee

 

Appointments to Administrative Positions at Teachers’ Service Commission

January 2009- 2011 April: Promotion to Job Group M at Nakuru Boys’ High School

January 2001: Promotion to Job Group L at Kathonzweni  High School

January 1998: Graduate Teacher - Teachers’ Service Commission. Kathonzweni  High School

 

KEY PROJECTS

2003: Literacy Levels Among Lower Primary School Pupils

2008: Lexico-Semantic Errors in the Written English of Hearing Impaired Learners

2012: Challenges faced by Teachers of English in Nakuru County.

2012: The Role of Exposure in Acquisition of Lexico-Semantic Competence by Hearing Impaired Learners in Kenya

2016: Hearing – Impaired Communication Strategies

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Pure and applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition by Hearing Impaired Learners, Quality Assurance in Higher Education

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Mang’oka, A.S; Onyango, J.O & Bartoo, P. (2019). An Interrogation of the types of Grammatical Cohesive Devices that are Prominent in the Writing of Hearing-Impaired Learners http://editoncpublishing.org/publication/ecjlls-volume-1-issue-1-2019/
  2. Mang’oka, A.S; Onyango, J.O & Bartoo, P. (2019). The use of Lexical Cohesion in the English written texts of Hearing Impaired High Students. IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) Volume 24, Issue 10, Series. 2 (October. 2019) 25-33 e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845.  www.iosrjournals.org http://iosrjournals.org/iosr-jhss/pages/24(10)Series-2.html
  3. Mang’oka, A.S; Onyango, J.O & Bartoo, P. (2019). An analysis of the grammatical features and Lexical Features that the Hearing-Impaired Learners Use In Writing To Achieve Cohesion. In International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation (IJLLT) ISSN: 2617-0299 www.ijllt.org.
  4. Chepyegon, D.K., and Mang’oka, A. S. (2018). Language Predation: How L1Interference Contributes to Lexico-Grammar Errors in the Pupils’ Written Work among Tugen Speakers from Baringo County, Kenya. Mara res. j. humanities soc. sci. Vol. 3, No. 2, Pages 1 – 11, ISSN: 2519-1489
  5. Chepyegon, D.K., and Mang’oka, A. S. (2018). The Nature of Lexico-Grammatical Errors in the Pupils’ English Written texts among Tugen Speakers from Baringo County. Mara res. j. humanities soc. sci. Vol. 3, No. 1, Pages 91 – 105, ISSN: 2519-1489
  6. Mutie, S., and Somba, A. (2017). A Symbiotic Relationship between Creative Writing and Politics in Postcolonial Africa. Mara International Journal of Social Sciences Research Publication, Vol. 1, No. 1, Pages 1 – 6. ISSN 2523-1464
  7. Kimeto, L. and Somba. A. (2017). The Challenges Faced in Integrating Participatory Communication Methods into Slum Upgrading: A Case of Kibera, Kenya. Mara International Journal of Social Sciences Research Publication, Vol. 1, No. 1, August 2017, Pages 38- 48. ISSN 2523-1464
  8. Kimeto, L., and Somba, A. (2017). Application of the Principles of Participatory Communication in the Design and Implementation of the Kenya Slum Upgrading Program (KENSUP). Mara International Journal of Social Sciences Research Publication, Vol. 1, No. 1, Pages 7 – 20.  ISSN 2523-1464
  9. Kimeto, L. and Somba. A. (2017). A White Elephant? A Critical Look at the Usefulness of the Communication Channels used by the Kibera Slum Residents, Kenya. Mara International Journal of Social Sciences Research Publication, Vol. 1, No. 1, Pages 21 – 29. ISSN 2523-1464
  10. Kimeto, L. and Somba. A. (2017). The Role Played by Settlement Executive Committee in the Design and Implementation of the KENSUP Communication Strategy in Kibera, Kenya. Mara International Journal of Social Sciences Research Publication, Vol. 1, No. 1, Pages 30 – 37. ISSN 2523-1464
  11. Mang’oka, A. Somba and Somba, A.W., (2016) Learning Induced Errors in the Written English Texts of Hearing Impaired Learners in Primary School. Mara Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Vol. 1, No. 1, December 2016, Pages 94 – 110, ISSN: 2519-1489
  12. Muthoka, S M., Kitonga, N.N., Mang’oka, A.S (2016) A Seed on Good Soil or a Seed on Rocks: Museveni’s Contestations with Democracy in Sowing the Mustard Seed. Journal of Literature, Languages and Linguistics www.iiste.org ISSN 2422-8435 An International Peer-reviewed Journal Vol.21, 2016
  13. Mutie, S.M, Somba, A. M, Chemwei B, Mwithi, F.M &Mwakio. L (2015). The Ghost Within: A Literary Study of East African Nationalist Leaders’ Writings. In International Journal of Humanities and Social Science  Vol. 5, No. 6(1)
  14. Mutie, S.M, Somba, A. M, Chemwei B, Nzula N,(2015) Jomo Kenyatta’s Speeches and the Construction of the Identities of a Nationalist Leader in Kenya. In English Language and Literature Studies; Vol. 5, No. 2; 2015 ISSN 1925-4768 E-ISSN 1925-4776
  15. Somba, A.W., and Somba, A.M., (2015b) Categorization of Linguistic Features Creating Cohesion in Selected Gikuyu Texts. In International Journal of ELT, Linguistics and Comparative Literature. http://journalofelt.in/ (ISSN: 2347-887X) online.
  16. Somba, A.W., and Somba, A.M., (2015a) Linguistic Features that Mark Cohesion in Selected Gikuyu Texts. In Research on Humanities and Social Sciences www.iiste.org ISSN (Paper) 2224-5766 ISSN (Online) 2225-0484 (Online) Vol.5, No.2, 2015
  17. Ezra K R; Rotich,J.C.; N. Ntabo, V.N.;  Korir, S.; Onguso, B.N; Somba, A.M. (2014).The Role of Knowledge Management towards the Achievement of Vision 2030.A Survey of Secondary School Drop Outs in Rongai District of Nakuru County, Kenya.  In Information and Knowledge Management Journal www.iiste.org ISSN 2224-5758 (Paper) ISSN 2224-896X (Online) Vol.4, No.8, 2014
  18. Chemwei Bernard  & Mang’oka Somba (2014) Teacher-Student Perspectives And Experiences With The Use Of Cooperative Learning In Poetry Classroom Settings. In International Journal of Current Research Vol. 6, Issue, 04, pp.6141-6145, April, 2014 Available online at http://www.journalcra.com
  19. Mang’oka A.Somba & Mutiti, J. Kariuki (2013).The Relationship Between Verbal Auditory, And Visual Signification In The Acquisition Of English L2 Vocabulary By The Hearing Impaired Learners. In Ruwaza Afrika: Journal Of Contemporary Research In Humanities And Social Sciences.Vol.2 No.1 (238-261).
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  • 28th – 29th May 2019: 1st Quality Conference- White Sands Mombasa
  • 6th -10th  May 2019: 8th East African Quality Assurance Conference at Entebbe Uganda
  • 9th -12th April 2019: Management of Systems for Management Representatives Course at Lake Naivasha Resort, Naivasha
  • December 2018: 1st National Auditors’ Forum- Mombasa
  • 2nd – 6th October 2018: 8th Annual Kabarak International Research Conference
  • 1st – 6th  May 2018: 8th East African Quality Assurance Conference at Kigali -Rwanda
  • 16th – 18th April  2018: Trainer of Trainers Workshop by KEBS- Nairobi –Ole Seren Hotel
  • 19th March 2018: ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditors Course- Advanced Quality Auditing of Management Systems- Naivasha
  • 22nd -23rd  March 2018: Quality Improvement Tools and Techniques – Naivasha
  • 20th -21st  March 2018: Process and Performance Improvement Seminar in Naivasha
  • 19th March, 2018: ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditors Course- Advanced Quality Auditing of Management Systems- Naivasha
  • 6th-7th October 2018: Objective Setting and Root Cause Analysis by KEBS.
  • 28th-29th September  2017: Education Irregularities and Examination Fraud Prevention Conference organized by Delight Professional Summits in Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi.
  • 17th -19th May 2017: Bioethics Training Workshop by Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR) in collaboration with the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) held at Kabarak University.
  • 12th -17th December 2017: The Second Cohort Four Quality Assurance Training Workshop by IUCEA at Hotel Panaromique, Bujumbura, Burundi.
  • 2nd-7th May 2017: The  Third  Cohort Four Quality Assurance Training Workshop by IUCEA at Ramada Hotel in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 8th -12th May, 2017: 7th East African Quality Assurance Forum conference and training scheduled for in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
  • 8th  -13th May 2017: ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditors’ Course  by KEBS in Naivasha
  • 12th –14th October 2015ISO 9001:2015 Internal audit training by KEBS held in Kabarak
  • 23rd-25th November 2016: Workshop on ISO 9001:2015 for Universities organized by KEBS and CUE held in Naivasha.
  • 13th -15th July 2016: 6th Annual Kabarak International Research Conference
  • 17th – 19th  July  2015: The 5th Annual Kabarak International Research Conference
  • 22nd – 27th May 2016: The First Cohort Four Quality Assurance Training Workshop by IUCEA at Imperial Hotel in Entebbe, Uganda.
  • 15th -18th  July 2014: The  4th Annual Kabarak International Research Conference
  • 6th -7th  March 2014: Workshop on Student Centered Teaching held in Kabarak.
  • 15th -18th October 2013: The  3rd Annual Kabarak International Research Conference
  • 25th – 27th September 2013: Educational Management Society of Kenya International Conference  held in Kabarak University
  • 2nd – 3rd May 2013: Seminar on Productivity Promotion and Awareness organized by Productivity Centre of Kenya and Kabarak University
  • 16th -18th  October 2012: The 2nd  Annual Kabarak International Research Conference
  • 22nd – 27th July 2012: Research Proposal Training organized by Kenya DAAD Scholars Association in collaboration with German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) held in Kabarak.
  • May 25th  -25th  June 2012: ISO 9001:2008 QMS Documentation ,KPI, and Service Charter Training-  Kabarak University
  • November 15th  2011: ISO 9001:2008 QMS Sensitization and Awareness Training , Kabarak University
  • August  18th  2011: ISO Sensitization and Awareness Seminar, Kabarak University
  • October, 12th  to 14th 2011: The 1st Annual Kabarak International Research Conference

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As members of Kabarak University family, we purpose at all times and in all places, to set apart in one’s heart, Jesus as Lord. (1 Peter 3:15)

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