STEM Education in Kenya

The government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Education (MOE), has successfully implemented the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC). The STEM pathway in CBC comprise four career tracks which include: Pure Sciences, Applied Sciences, Technical and Engineering and Career and Technology Studies (CTS). In collaboration with the Diversity Education Institute (DEI), Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology in Africa (CEMASTEA), STEM tertiary institutions locally and internationally, and schools in Kenya, CoSTEM will support STEM and educators and researchers at all levels to deliver outreach initiatives to increase learner interest, participation, and opportunities in the STEM disciplines and STEM fields. Additionally, CoSTEM shall implement innovative programs related to preservice STEM teacher preparation and in-service training activities, while supporting Kibabii University to produce graduates who are well prepared to become successful leaders in the STEM fields and in academia.


CoSTEM Vision: To be a Global Incubation and Innovation Centre of STEM Education.


CoSTEM Mission: To achieve excellence in the generation, transmission and enhancement of new knowledge in STEM Education through quality Teaching, Research, Training, Scholarship, Consultancy and Outreach programs.

CoSTEM Motto: STEM Education for a better life.

CoSTEM Core Values

Kibabii University CoSTEM is anchored on core values namely:

  • Excellence
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Social responsibility
  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Academic freedom



Dr. Rose Mutende

Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Contact Details:
Mobile: +254724 400 442

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Rose Mutende is a science educator at the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Kibabii University. She holds a Doctor of Education Degree (EdD) in Curriculum Studies of the University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya, and a Masters in Science Teacher Education from Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, Eastern Africa.

Dr. Mutende is currently the Coordinator for the Center of STEM (CoSTEM) at Kibabii University.  She has a passion and research interests in STEM Education, technology-enhanced science education, the affordances of mobile labs, elabs, virtual libraries and Augmented Reality (VAR) in STEM teaching and learning.  She has published some of her work in credible peer reviewed journals.