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Message from the Chancellor

Message from The Chancellor

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

It is with great pleasure that I extend my warmest welcome to each and every one of you as the Chancellor of Open University of Kenya. As a renowned institution of higher learning, we are committed to fostering an environment of academic excellence, innovation, and personal growth.

At Open University of Kenya, we believe that education is not just about acquiring knowledge but also about nurturing the holistic development of individuals. Our dedicated faculty members, experienced staff, and state-of-the-art facilities are all designed to provide you with the best possible educational experience.

As you embark on this exciting journey, I encourage you to embrace the vast opportunities available at our university. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, participate in research projects, join student organizations,

and take advantage of the resources and support services offered. This is your chance to shape your future and make lasting connections that will enrich your lives.We take pride in our diverse and inclusive community, where people from various backgrounds come together to learn, collaborate, and thrive. Our commitment to inclusivity extends beyond the classrooms and labs, ensuring that every individual feels valued and respected. We strongly believe that diverse perspectives foster creativity, innovation, and critical thinking, enabling us to address complex challenges and make a positive impact on society.

As your  Chancellor,  I am dedicated to ensuring that your academic journey is fulfilling, inspiring, and rewarding. My door is always open, and I encourage you to approach me with your ideas, concerns, and suggestions. Together, we can shape the future of Open University of Kenya and empower our community to reach new heights.

I urge you to make the most of your time here, seize every opportunity that comes your way, and be an active participant in the academic and social life of the university. Remember, your success is not only measured by your grades but also by the relationships you build, the experiences you gain, and the impact you create.

On behalf of the entire university leadership team, I wish you a memorable and transformative journey at Open University of Kenya. Together, let us strive for excellence, embrace diversity, and make a meaningful difference in the world.

Warm regards,

Dr James Mwangi

The Chancellor


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.