Wachira Nicholas

Assistant Professor

Associate Dean and Head of Programmes


Dr Nicholas Wachira joined IED,EA as a lecturer in October, 2006


Phd in Education, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, 2013
M.Ed. in Teacher Education, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, 2000
Bachelor of Education in Arts, Moi University, Mombasa, Kenya, 1994

Current areas of teaching

Educational Leadership and Management

Assessment Measurement and Evaluation


Peer-reviewed articles

Wachira, N. & Klinger, D.A. (accepted for publication 2022) Building Teachers’ Capacity in Assessment for Learning in Rural East Africa. International Encyclopedia of Education.

Wachira, N. & Odhiambo, D. (2020). The Politics of Teacher Unions. Strategies and Effects. Journal of research and innovation in social sciences. Vol. V, Issue 1, January 2020. 

Book Chapters

Abdalla, M., Mwingi, M.P, Wachira, N., Okoko, J &Webber, C. (2021). Contextualising School Leadership Preparation in Tanzania. In Moorosi, P. & Bush, T. (Eds.), Preparation of school leaders in Africa. London: Bloomsbury. 

Wachira, N. (2020). Building teachers’ capacity in assessment for learning. Aga Khan University, Mkuki Publishers. 

Conference papers

Wachira, N. (2022). Establishing Maker Space Hubs in Teacher Training Colleges in East Africa. Research Seminar Series AKU-IED, EA

Wachira, N. (2020). Conceptualizations of Teacher Leadership in Kenya. International study of teacher leader leadership. EDULEAD. South Africa

Wachira, N. (2019). Measuring ECD Quality and Outcomes:  Complexities, Capacities and Communities. 7th Annual Research Institute. AKU-IED, EA

Wachira, N. (2018). The Architecture of Curriculum in Higher Education Unshackling Innovation. 6th Annual Research Institute. AKU-IED, EA

Wachira, N. (2017). Educational Leadership that makes a difference In The 21st Century: Teacher Agency in an Era Of Assessment Reform. 5th Annual Research Institute. AKU-IED, EA

Created on:04/26/2016 Last modified:06/15/2023