Prof. Peter Oracha

Peter is an Associate Professor of Special Needs Education-Sign Language Option at Maseno University. For the past 20 years he has developed and given lectures in special needs education, inclusive education, Deaf Education and Deaf Culture, Bilingualism in deaf education, sign language linguistics, sign language interpretation, and educational Audiology and Assessment. He has held various positions within education sector. He has served as chairman of various schools in the Lake region of Kenya besides serving as a tutor at Machakos Teachers Training College and as a Headteacher of Maseno school for the Deaf.  His interest in community welfare has seen him serve as a member of the Synod Committee, Maseno South Diocese and as an external examiner for various universities in Kenya.  Most recently, in liaison with KISE, he was the Lead Consultant for The Commonwealth of Learning Teachers Futures Programme that is a pilot project, introducing Secondary School teachers to inclusive education in order to improve transition rates of learners with disabilities from Primary schools  to Secondary schools. Peter is widely published in the area of Hearing Impairment and Sign Language and holds a PHD in Special needs Education form University of Hamburg, Germany.