Ken Ndala is Lecturer in Educational Planning, with an extensive experience of theory and practice after having served for the Civil Service and the Academia. Prior to joining the University of Malawi, Department of Education Foundation, Ken Ndala had 12 years’ experience working as a Secondary School Teacher and Planning Officer at Division and Central levels in the Ministry of Education. Later in 2015 he was seconded back to the Civil Service as a Director of Educational Planning to, among other assignments, lead a team of Planners in developing the Malawi Education Sector Improvement Project which has just been implemented in the Ministry of Education. Ken Ndala was then promoted to Principal Secretary for Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in 2017 and later moved to Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and Ministry of Population, Planning and Social welfare.
Ken Ndala was awarded a Doctoral of Philosophy in Policy by the University of Witwatersrand in the Republic of South Africa and a Master of Education with specialization in Policy, Planning and Leadership by Massachusetts University, Amherst, in the USA. Ken also holds an International Diploma in Education Planning and Management from the International Institute of Education Planning (IIEP), a UNESCO institution. His undergraduate degree is Bachelor of Education Science with the University of Malawi, Chancellor College, obtained in 1991.
As an expert in Educational Planning, Ken does lecture Educational Planning and Finance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Educational Policy and Leadership at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Ken has coordinated Postgraduate Studies at the School of Education for 3 years and served as Acting Director for E-Learning Program at Chancellor College for 2 years.