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Konza, Machakos County.

OUK Charter Award

His Excellency Hon. William Samoei Ruto, PhD, C.G.H, has officially awarded the Charter and presented the Charter, Instruments of Authority and Accreditation Report to the Chairperson of the University Council of the Open University of Kenya.


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.