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The Open University of Kenya

Empowering individuals to acquire new knowledge, skills, and expertise. Discover endless possibilities for personal growth and development through lifelong learning with our diverse range of educational programs and resources.



This allows students to customize their learning experience to fit their unique needs and commitments. With the freedom to choose courses, students set their own pace.


Through open admission policies, affordable tuition options, and online or distance learning programs, open universities strive to remove barriers to education and promote lifelong learning.


Diversity is celebrated, and efforts are made to ensure that all students, faculty, and staff have access to resources, support services, and accommodations to enable their success.


OUK Offers specialised training, Diploma courses, Undergraduate programmes, Masters programmes, and PhDs in the following schools


Official Launch of the University

TBA   -   Konza, Machakos County
03 August

OUK Charter Award

9:00 AM   -   Konza, Machakos County.

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The Open University of Kenya (OUK) is a virtual learning institution deeply committed to advancing education and driving socio-economic growth within Kenya and beyond. Access to higher education has remained a major challenge in Kenya and this has disadvantaged citizens who seek to improve their knowledge, upscale skills and for posterity. Experts have noted that increasing the number of educational institutions so as to match the rate of population growth is an extremely difficult if not impossible solution especially when financial and other resource constraints are considered. Open and Distance Learning approaches, coupled with innovative ICT solutions, have proofed viable alternatives to providing excellent education to millions of people located wherever and whenever by different life circumstances.