Beatrice Achieng'

Nominated By: Beatrice Odera-Kwach
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Doctor
Family Names(s): Odera-kwach
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 50778 - 00200
Country: Kenya
Office Telephone: +254-020-7205000
Residence Telephone: +254-722723629
Nationality/Citizenship: Kenyan
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 25-10-1964
Current Position: Senior Assistant Commission Secretrary
Current Employer: Commission for University Education
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: RUSSIAN,ENGLISH
Fluent in Writing: RUSSIAN,ENGLISH
Fluent in Speaking: RUSSIAN,ENGLISH
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: MA in Education, Specilizing in library science and bibliography, Minsk Instute of Culture, 1989
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: MPhil Library and Information Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1999
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: PhD Information Science, University of South Africa , 2012
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • General QA consultancy
  • Setting up of new QA agency
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Institutional accreditation
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Expert Africa Union - validation of the Africa Quality Rating Mechanism
Institution/City/Country: Addis Ababa University - Ethiopia. Botho University - Botswana
Date: 13 - 15th Oct. 2014., 10 - 14 Dec 2014.
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
2. Brief Description: Team Leader - Commission for University Education, Kenya Panel - verification of resources for campuses
Institution/City/Country: Kisii University Nairobi Campus, SEKU Nairobi Campus, UEAB Nairobi Campus
Date: 19 - 21 Jan 2015
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
3. Brief Description: Secretary to the Panel - Inter University Council of East Africa and
Institution/City/Country: Maseno University - BED (Arts with IT); Laikipia University - BED (Arts Language); Meru Univeristy of Science & Technology-BSC Information Technology Sc
Date: 14 - 19th March; 14 - 16th May 2014
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
4. Brief Description: Secretary to the Panel -
Commission for University Education - verification of resources of public universities for re-accreditation
Institution/City/Country: Egerton University
Date: 30th Jan 2013 - 4th Feb 2013
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY


2010 – 2012 Doctor of Literature and Philosophy in Information Science
1995 - 1996: Master of Philosophy in Library and Information Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom.
1985 - 1989: Master of Arts in Education, specializing in Library Science and Bibliography, Minsk Institute of Culture, Minsk, Belarus.
Certificate in teaching Russian Language as a foreign language, Minsk Institute of Culture, Belarus.


1990 – 1991: ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING
International Bureau of Education, Geneva, Switzerland.
Certificate in Computerized Documentation Systems
(Software CDS/ISIS)
July 5th –
5th October 2005: Web Design Specialist Course at the InfoTech Training Centre, Nairobi

25th September – External Quality Assurance: Options for Higher Education
22nd December 2007 Managers– UNESCO/IIEP: Distance Course for English –speaking African countries.
Modules Covered:
*Making basic choices for external quality assurance systems.
*Conducting the process of external quality assurance.
*Setting up and developing the quality assurance agency.
*Understanding and assessing quality.
*Regulating and assuring the quality of cross-border providers of higher education.

11th – 13th April 2007 Training on ISO 9001:2000 and Certification by Kenya Bureau of Standards


I have over 20 year’s experiences in quality assurance, programme assessment, institutional audit and Accreditation exercises. My duties at the Commission include verification of academic resources of proposed universities for purposes of accreditation and licensing. I have also been involved in the periodic external audit of institutions and programmes in Kenya. In October and December 2014 I was selected as an expert by the African Union to validate the African Rating Quality Mechanism at two universities in Africa that is Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and Botho University in Botswana.

1. Quality management framework for evaluating academic libraries in Kenya by Beatrice and Patrick Ngulube. South African Journal of Libraries and Information, Volume 77(2):116- 124, 2011. ISSN: 02568861
2. The impact of accreditation exercise on university libraries by Beatrice A. Odera Kwach and Patrick Ngulube. African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science, Volume 23 Number 1 April 2013
3. An investigation of standards and guidelines in university libraries in Kenya, Accepted paper by Mousaion.

2009 – 2011 - Thesis: The Impact of External Quality Assurance on University Libraries in Kenya. University of South Africa (UNISA)

1995 - 1996: Thesis - The use of text retrieval packages in UK and Kenyan Academic Libraries, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

1987 - 1989: Thesis - Contemporary problems of acquisition of stocks of Centralized Library Systems, Minsk Institute of Culture.

July 2014 – to date Senior Assistant Commission Secretary, Head of Department, Commission for University Education, Kenya.

July 2013 to – June 2014 Acting Head of Department Standards and Documentation, Commission for University Education, Nairobi, Kenya.

November 2007 to July 2013: Assistant Commission Secretary
(Information and Documentation), Commission for University Education (CHE) - Kenya

Member: Kenya Library Association (KLA).

Technical Member: Technical Committee Member of the Information Technology for Learning, Education and Training, Kenya Bureau of Standards (KBS)

Executive Board Member: Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium

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