Dr Ahmed K. Ferej is currently Chairman of Technical Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) whose key mandate is to regulate and coordinate training in the country through licensing, registration and accreditation of programs, institutions and trainers.
His full-time position is with the University of Eldoret as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Technology Education which specializes in preparing trainers for secondary and tertiary level TVET institutions. He has professional experience of over 35 years in the field of education and training.
Dr. Ferej holds a PhD (TVET and Entrepreneurship) from the University of Illinois in the US. He worked with UNESCO from 1998 to 2008, serving at the Section for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) at its Headquarters in Paris, Iraq, Liberia and Sierra Leone. He has undertaken UNESCO consultancies in Pakistan, Pakistan administered Kashmir, Malawi and with the UNESCO Nairobi Office (Rwanda and Seychelles).
He has extensive experience in consultancy work within the Education field in general and specifically in technical and vocational education serving assignments with several organizations including: International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), the World Bank, Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Kenya government. He has undertaken extensive research in the field of education and training with most of his work being in TVET resulting in many publications in refereed journals.