- The university was charted by President William Ruto on August 3.
- It is billed to benefit Kenyans who missed early opportunities or faced barriers.
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has opened applications for admission to the Open University of Kenya(OUK).
KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer Agnes Mercy Wahome said the applications will be free of charge and without any deadline.
“This is due to the uniqueness of the Open University’s mode of learning and flexible modular programme design that will allow students to study at their own pace and convenience,” Wahome said.
Work experience, short courses, or recognition of prior learning will be considered in admitting learners to pursue degree programmes, according to admission requirements released by the university.
The university seeks to break conventional barriers and provide opportunities for more Kenyans to access university education in a flexible and convenient manner.
The OUK was chartered on August 3, 2023, by President William Ruto.
It is billed to benefit Kenyans who missed early opportunities or faced barriers such as formal grades, age, capacity to pay, gender, or geographical location to access university education.
The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Elijah Omwenga, has requested the placement body to list five degree programmes and two postgraduate diploma courses on the student placement application portal.
The minimum admission requirements for the undergraduate courses include evidence of a KCSE certificate or equivalent and a portfolio for recognition of prior learning.
The university will offer undergraduate programmes including Bachelor of Data Science, Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, Bachelor of Technology Education, Bachelor of Business and Entrepreneurship and Bachelor of Economics and Statistics.
The postgraduate programmes will include flagship Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Accountability and the Postgraduate Diploma in Learning Design and Technology.