Message from the Dean

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I welcome you most warmly to the School of Continuing and Distance Education Web Page. The School is one of the oldest academic units in the University of Nairobi. It started its activities in the 1950s as an Extra Mural Centre of Makerere University, and has since expanded its range of programmes and learner support services to most parts of the country. The School has 12 Extra Mural Centres, each with several Sub-Centres. The vision and mission of the school is to be a center of excellence in the provision of open, distance, adult and continuing education and related fields of knowledge and to develop professionalism in these areas. Our mandate is to develop and offer flexible programmes using innovative open, distance and e-Learning technologies to provide university education. We place a high premium on accessible and convenient methods of learning. The school has developed both intra and extra-university collaborations and partnerships in research and provision of university education to all those who desire it. Our programmes range from certificates, diplomas, degree and postgraduate levels spread across its academic departments. We also publish the Journal of Continuing, Open and Distance Education (JCODE).  Our goal is to make the University of Nairobi the most sought after institution of higher learning in the country and in the region.


Once again, I invite you to the School of Continuing and Distance Education Website. Feel free to sample the programmes offered by the various departments and previous and current issues of our e-Journal. I am sure you will find it exciting and worthwhile.


Thank you.


Prof. Harriet J. Kidombo

Dean, School of Continuing and Distance education



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