Fredrick Haga

Fredrick is the alternate member to the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Education. He currently is the Director, Directorate of Special Needs Education. Initially he had served as an Education Administrator, a position to which he was appointed in 2012. While at the Ministry he has been key in development of the Sector Policy for learners and trainees with special needs that was launched in 2018.With a career spanning over 22 years, he has also worked as a secondary school teacher in various schools prior to working as a Curriculum Developer at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum development. An ardent Disability advocate, he has engaged in leadership of disability rights movements both locally and internationally. Locally he led the Kenya Union of the Blind and the United Disabled Persons of Kenya and served as a Board of trustees of the National development Fund for persons with Disabilities.  Internationally he was the Executive Director of the African Union of the Blind (AFUB) where he was instrumental in the organization of the AFUB General Assembly held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2012. His key interests include education for learners with disability, evaluation and assessment of functional disability in addition to utilization of assistive technology in education and daily lives of persons with disabilities. Fredrick a holder of a Bachelor of Education Degree from Kenyatta University undertook his postgraduate studies in Inclusive Education and Special Education at the University of Monash, Australia.