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School of Virtual and Open Learning seeks to provide learning opportunities to students who are unable to take up full-time on-campus programmes.

The School provides a wide range of quality programmes at Diploma, Undergraduate and Post-graduate levels through Open and Distance Learning modes, using blended learning that combines digital instruction with live tutorials in the following Regional Centres: Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Garissa, Kisumu, Kakamega, Embu, Nyeri and Marsabit.

The Kenyatta University School of Virtual and Open Learning is the youngest of the fifteen schools in the University having been established from the former Open Distance and e-Learning Institute.
The School is positioning itself to became a centre of excellence and the preferred School of choice in promoting educational opportunity by providing quality higher education, training and professional development to meet the learning needs of our many constituencies, through e-Learning grounded in the use of modern technologies.

The School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies was established in late 2015 to steer the implementation of academic programmes in the areas of security, diplomacy and peace

The School houses all programmes offered to such organizations/agencies in the security sector as the Kenya Defence Forces, National Police Service incorporating the Kenya Police Service, The Administration Police Service and the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI). It is also the chief trainer for the Kenya Prisons Service. The School has three departments under it namely:

  • Department of Conflict, Peace and Strategic Studies
  • Department of Security and Correction Science
  • Department of Diplomacy and International Relations

Three Engineering students from the School of Engineering and Technology participated in the 5th Bio-Medical Engineering Innovators' Summer School (BME-ISS 2016) program that was held in Cairo, Egypt from 23rd to – 27th January, 2017.The three students: Kelvin Mwangi (5th year Electrical Engineering), Crystal Kayaro and Bazil Masabo (both 4th year Bio-Medical Engineering) were accompanied by their instructor and the Dean – School of Engineering-, Eng. Martin Nzomo. The students were selected on merit, based on the innovative projects they had submitted to the selection panel last year.

The Innovators’ Summer School is a week-long program which involves intensive interaction of university students, industry leaders and biomedical Engineering Professors. This program is held in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The theme of the Summer School was Big Data for Improved Health Outcomes in Africa.

The program was designed to enhance engineering training in Africa, promote innovation and inculcate entrepreneurial skills among innovators and to encourage multi-disciplinary and multinational teams. The students presented their innovative projects to a panel of professors drawn from different universities and disciplines and were mentored on how to push their inventions to feasible business ideas. Professors from various universities also lectured students on topics such as: Advanced Medical Imaging, Nanotechnology in Bio-medicine, Digital Signal Processing, Hospital Design and Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Engineering. The students also had a chance to visit leading Biomedical Engineering firms in Cairo, from which they learnt the various business opportunities available in the field.

Israel Ambassador to Kenya Mr. Yahel Vilan addresses students at Kenyatta University



This was during the UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day to remember over 6M Jews who were slaughtered during the second world and global victims of genocide around the world. The day January 27 marked the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, which was the largest Nazi death camp. The event was held at the Kenyatta University Conference Center.

10th All Africa University Games set for June 2022

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