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CURRICULLUM VITAE

NAME: Paul ABIERO OPONDO
DATE OF BIRTH: October 30th 1965
NATIONALITY: Kenyan by Birth
MARITAL STATUS: Married with three children
COMPUTER LITERACY: Knowledge of MS Word and basic computer skills LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, basic French, Kiswahili, Dholuo Vernacular STRONG POINT: I participated in reviving education in post-Genocide Rwanda

ADDRESS:
MOI UNIVERSITY’
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES,
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE,
P O BOX 3900,
ELDORET.

Paul Abiero OPONDO,
P O Box 74 Ugunja via Kisumu.

Mobile Tel. +254 0721 310 982

E-Mail: jpopondo@yahoo.com

SCHOOLS ATTENDED
1986-1987: Shimo la Tewa School, Mombasa
(I studied History, Geography and Economics in ‘A’ Level) School, Head-Boy

1982-1985: Khamis High School, Mombasa, Kenya

PRE-UNIVERSITY TRAINING
August-November 1988: National Youth service for internship on Nationalism and National Development in Gilgil, Kenya and got a certificate

UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED
2004-to date: A Candidate for PhD degree with University of South Africa(UNISA) in History 1992-1994: Moi University, Kenya for M.Phil. Degree in Economic History 1988-1991: Moi University, Kenya for B.Ed. (ARTS), Economics and History

WORK EXPERIENCE:
1ST August 2006- to date: Lecturer, Moi University, Kenya

2nd February, 2001-1st August, 2006: Lecture, Kigali Institute of Education, (KIE) Republic of Rwanda in History and Methods of Teaching History

1st February, 1991-Dec 2000: Secondary School Teacher with the Government Body, TSC

July- September 2001, taught Special Methods of Teaching History/Economics in Rwanda

February-May 2006: Participated as Supervisor in School practice in several secondary Schools in Rwanda

June to October, 2001: Column Writer for ‘New Times’ newspaper in Kigali City

Jan 1998-Dec 2001: National examiner with Kenya National Examination Council

Conferences Attended

23rd-27th July, 2009 Historical Association of Kenya (HAK) Conference at Catholic University of East Africa

4th-8th, August, 2009, 5th Moi University Annual Conference

10th-12th October, 2008: I attended a Conference at Egerton University on Kenya at Cross-Roads: I presented a paper “Kenyatta and Odinga: The Evolution of Ethnic Nationalism in Kenya, 1963-2008”

12TH -15TH June, 2008: I attended and presented a paper at Historical Association of Kenya Conference at Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya. Paper: Indigenous Fishing practices among the Luo Fishermen of Lake Victoria, Kenya: 1880-1895

27th July-2nd August 2008 Attended and participated in the 4th Annual Moi university International Conference. Paper: The Destruction of Ecosystem: The impact of New Fish Species on the Fishery of Lake Victoria since 1956

26th May 2006 Conference on new Approaches in Writing History in Rwanda at Kigali institute of Education. Paper: ‘History in the Classroom: Historical Revisionism in Rwanda’

20th March 2005 Attended Conference on Poverty reduction and wealth creation in Rwanda at Hotel le Pre temps in Kigali

COURSES TAUGHT
1. Introduction to World Civilisations I
2. Introduction to World Civilisations II
3. History of Kenya to 1895
4. History of Kenya to 1963
5. Introduction to Penology
6. Introduction to Correction

PUBLICATIONS (Articles and papers)

Ethnicity, Colonialism and Genicide in Rwanda: Genesis and New Developments (in Maarifa, forthcoming issue)

Ethnicity and Politics in African Conflict- 2004 ( Available On the internet)

Under-development Debate and the problem of Poverty: Theoretical Alternatives for Africa in Educational Perspectives Volume 1, Journal in Rwanda, 2003

I taught the following courses and wrote a Module for training Secondary School teachers for the Distance training Dept at Kigali Institute of Education on the following:

1. A Panorama of World History
2. Colonial Systems in Perspective

1997: An Economic History of Ugenya: 1850-1963,...
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