Department of Educational Foundations

Chairman – Dr Edward Mandoga

The Educational Foundations Department was weaned from the former Education department. The mandate of the department is to equip education students with sociological, philosophical and psychological knowledge relevant to the teaching profession in the 21st century. Research has shown that educators face challenges in handling learners with behavioural and learning problems, social problems such as gender inequality, poverty, and socio-historical and contemporary philosophical challenges; hence the need to establish this department. Graduates from the Educational Foundations department are competent in research, reflective teaching and critical thinking.


To prepare our students for rapidly changing world by equipping them with critical thinking skills, global perspective and respect for the core values of integrity, excellence, commitment, team spirit, discipline and an appreciation of diversity.


The department is committed to quality teaching to improve the students’ expertise in the educational, sociological, psychological and philosophical domains in order to meet the needs of the global competitive society.

Departmental Staff

The department is manned by five highly experienced and professionally qualified lecturers in the three sections of the department.

Psychology of Education

Sociology of Education

Philosophy of Education