Professor Edward Joash Kochung holds a PhD in Special Education from the University of Joensuu, Finland, a Master degree in Special Education (University of Joensuu, Finland), a Bachelor degree in Special Education (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland) and advance Diploma in Special Education (Jyvaskyla, Finland) He has also undertaken numerous short courses training which include result oriented management from Esami-Arusha, SCAC on Board management and SLDP on leadership among others.

Professor Kochung is an Educationist and Academic administrator having served successfully as a Teacher, Senior lecturer, Head of department (Special needs Education, Maseno University) and Dean, School of Education (Maseno University). He has authored and published books in special needs related topics, presented papers in conferences and seminars and offered consulting services to various institutions.

He brings in a wealth of experience accompanied by meritorious recognition for exemplary performance in most of the stations he worked in. Currently, he serves as a Member of the Kisumu County Public Service Board and chairs the Recruitment and Selection Committee.