Dr. Ahmed K. Ferej holds a PhD in Education (TVET and Entrepreneurship) from the University of Illinois in the US (1994). Prior to his higher education, he completed a Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering as well as a technical teacher’s certificate at the Kenya Polytechnic in 1975. He is presently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Eldoret, in the Department of Technology Education. Dr. Ferej has over 30 years professional experience in the field of education and training, mostly TVET, where he has taught at the technical secondary, middle college and university levels. He has contributed in national curriculum development and as examiner in national examinations. He has supervised several Master’s Degree and PhD candidates and served as external examiner for Kabarak University and Gold Coast University in Ghana.
Dr. Ferej’s international experience includes working for UNESCO from 1998 to 2008; serving at the Section for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) at the Headquarters in Paris; Iraq (1998 – 2003) and in Liberia and Sierra Leone (2004-2008). Dr. Ferej has extensive national and international consultancy and research experience. He has undertaken assignments with several organizations including UNESCO, International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), the World Bank and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. Dr. Ferej is married with two children