Dr. Alfred Otara

HOD, Educational Management & Foundation


E-MAIL: aotara@rongovarsity.ac.ke

TEL:    +254717413852


Dr. Alfred Otara holds a Doctorate in Organizational Development in School Administration from CEBU Doctors University, Master of Arts in  Education and a Bachelors in Applied Art


  • Previously worked as secondary school teacher and Principal, Adjunct Lecturer at Kenya Polytechnic, University of Eastern African Baraton, Lecturer at Arusha University, Senior lecturer and administrator at the University of Rwanda
  • Did consultancy work on recruitment for the workforce Development Authority (WDA) Rwanda 2011
  • Served in the national Fulbright selection committee for the Rwandan Junior Staff Development Enhancement programs at the embassy of the United States of America Kigali. 6thJune 2012
  • Conducted a training on Curriculum, Material Design and Development to Lecturers of higher learning institutions in Rwanda 20 January to 22nd June 2012
  • Appointed member of a Working committee on the review, Development and Consolidation of Academic related policies, Regulations and Procedures of Kigali Institute of Education 2012
  • Member of a task force on the review, development and consolidation of Academic related policies, regulations and procedures KIE MARCH 2013
  • Conducted a training on Curriculum, Material Design and Development to Lecturers of higher learning institutions in Institut Polytechnique De Byumba Rwanda march 2013
  • Internal examiner for the Masters of Social Sciences in Gender and Development Theses
  • Appointed as a member of a special task force for the development of the TTC national examination procedural manual march 2013in Rwanda
  • Appointed member of a task force for the Development of The School of Inclusive Education in Rwanda29th August 2013
  • Project director of the women leadership program; a global initiative funded by USAID and  jointly implemented by UCLA and UR. June 2012-June 2015
  • Coordinator of VVOB project on training of Head teachers in leadership under LOPE     program 550 000UROs. 2014-2016

Research interest

Education administration and organizational development

 Professional Affiliation

Member: Kenya Association of Educational Administration and Management

Member: Rwanda National commission for UNESCO (2013 -2014)

Member: Editorial Board of Rwanda Journal of Education

Member: Council for the development of social science research in Africa (CODESRIA)

Member: OSSREA


Otara, A., &Omolo, H. (2021). School organizational factors as predictors of student achievement: Principals’ perspective. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Studies, 3 (1), 24-36

Otara, A. (2020). Organizational instructional interventions in bridging skills gap in education. International Journal of Research in Education and Science (IJRES), 6(4),       588-598

Alabu, P. F., Kembo, J., &Otara, A. (2020). Influence of Principals’ Conflict Management          Techniques on Teacher Job Satisfaction in Selected Secondary Schools in Uriri and  Nyatike Sub Counties Kenya. East African Journal of Education Studies 2(1), 8-17

Otara, A. (2020). Pursuing the change path in universities through transformative leadership.     Journal of Research & Method in Education, 10(3), 36-42

Alabu, F. P., kembo, J., &Otara, A. (2020). Sources of conflicts in selected secondary schools in Uriri and Nyatike Sub-Counties, KenyaInternational Journal of Research   in Education Humanities and Commerce, 1(3), 116-138

Omolo, H. O, Otara, A., Atieno, K. B. (2020).School environmental factors influencing   academic performance in secondary schools. International Journal of Novel Research in Education and Learning, 7(3), 35-45

Niyivuga, B. Otara, A., & Tuyishime, D. (2019). Monitoring and evaluation practices and academic staff motivation: implications in higher education within Rwandan context.   SAGE Open. DOI: 10.1177/2158244019829564

Otara, T. Uworwabayeho, A. Nzabalirwa, W., & Kayisenge, B. (2019).From ambition to   practice: An analysis of teachers’ attitude towards learner- centered pedagogy in public primary schools in RwandaSAGE Open. DOI: 10.1177/2158244018823467

Otara, A., & Uwanyigira, F. (2018). Administrative strategies in mitigating middle level students discipline in Public secondary schools in Rwanda. Journal of education and    practice 9(21), 1-13

Ntahomvukiye, C. Otara, A. Tusiime, M. Sengarama, R., & Karasira, C.(2017). Closing the gap: Analytical study on leadership and demonstrated competencies among primary      school head teachers in Rwanda. Rwanda Journal of Education.4 (1), 22-33.

Tusiime, M., Otara, A, Kaleeba, A, Kaviira, A., & Tsinda, A (2017). Gender differences in enrollment and graduation rates in private and public learning higher institutions in RwandaRwanda Journal series B, 4(1), 5-32.

Otara, A., & Tuyishime, D. (2017). Leadership styles and job satisfaction: a reflective experience of secondary school teachers in Rwanda. The international journal of development dialogue. 2(1),1-33

Otara, A., & Niyirora, A. (2016). Educational inputs: A defining factor in planning for quality      secondary education in RwandaInternational journal of development and       sustainability. 5(3), 120-136

Otara, A. (2015).Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education from Instructors Perspectives     in Rwanda; aMirage or RealityJournal of Education and human development. 4(2), 168-174

Otara, A. (2014).The Academic Dean and the Challenges of Meeting Changing Expectations       within a Competitive Higher Education Environment in AfricaJournal of Higher   Education in Africa, 12(1), 133-150 ISSN 0851-7762

Otara, A. (2014). Rethinking University education: A navigation in the emerging knowledge        economy in AfricaJournal of Education & Human Development. 1(1), 25-38. ISSN:    2334-296X (Print), 2334-2978 (Online)

Otara, A. (2014). Student’s perception on education internship program in Rwanda: Effectiveness and challenges. Asian Journal of Education and e-learning. 2(4) pp.295-302

Otara, A., Tukababwa, D., Sengarama, R. & Kaleeba, A. (2013). A book chapter: Women             responsiveness towards medical insurance in rural Rwanda: The case of Mutuelle De Santé In Prah Mansah(Eds), Insights into Gender Equity, Equality and power relations in Sub- Sahara Africa(pp.279-300). Addis Ababa: OSSREA

Otara, A. (2012). Innovation: A strategy for survival of educational organizationsAmerican international journal of contemporary research. 2(9), 171-178

 Otara, A. (2012).The future of education and its challenges in AfricaInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 2(9), 151-156

Otara, A. (2011). Perception; a guide for leaders and managersJournal of management and         strategy. 2(3)21-