I have been a Chemistry teacher, Principal of several High Schools, Provincial Director of Education, Deputy Director of Staff Training (Kenya Education Management Institute), Senior Deputy Director for Policy and Planning at the Ministry Headquarters and Senior Deputy Director for Research and Curriculum Development at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.
I am a Senior Fulbright Scholar having been to the USA in 2011- 2012 researching and teaching at the University of Texas A&M.
Prof. Ayiro Feature Speech
I grew up in the slums of Kibera. As a son of a driver, we stayed in a one room dwelling. I later moved to Spring Valley under the guardianship of a pathologist whom my father used to drive.
I had an opportunity to study in Nairobi Primary School. We studied with the likes of Jonathan Moi, Charles Rubia’s son, Omamo.
I keep urging the government to invest in good primary and secondary schools to achieve equity in basic and secondary education. After my sponsors left, I went back to Kibera. I did my Comprehensive Primary Education (CPE), and I was called to join Lenana High School or also known as the Duke of Yoke.
However, my parents could not manage the school fees, so I ended up in Upper Hill High School. I studied with the likes of Dr. Frank Njenga and later joined Mangu High School , but did not qualify for the medicine course, I so passionately desired to take . I was frustrated by the outcome, then my mother spoke profoundly to me. She said , I will one day become a great teacher. So I settled for a degree in Education .
I believe in the words of Marin Luther King Junior that:
“Not everyone can be famous, but everyone can be great. Because greatness is determined by service”.
Books by Prof. Laban Ayiro
Professor has published several books and journals which have been published locally and internationally.
Calculations in Statistics
The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Education Worldwide
A Functional Approach to Educational Research..