Open University of Kenya September Launch
Open University of Kenya September Launch. The Open University of Kenya (OUK) Technical Working Committee has begun preparing the academic programs that will be made available when the university opens for business in September 2023.
On March 12, 2023, the group started creating modules for online courses for the first and second years of study. The procedure continues.
The Chair of the Committee, Professor Ezra Maritim, gave the technical team advice during the Nakuru closing workshop to make sure the modules developed for the university are pertinent and address societal needs since the institution is meant to be accessible to students all over the world through open distance learning.
He exhorted the team members to work harder so that the modules might be finished and sent on to the Commission for Higher Education for review.
The Open University of Kenya will provide eight online courses, with the initial offering of degree and diploma programs in data science, economics, statistics, agriculture technology, and food systems, as well as programs in technology education, business and entrepreneurship, cybersecurity, and digital forensics.
Also, the university will provide postgraduate diploma programs in accountability and leadership.
The Open University of Kenya seeks to make higher education accessible and inclusive by enabling flexible entry criteria. The government’s goal is to increase access to affordable university education.
The school wants to transition to competence-based education, which will improve the employability of graduates.
The Open University of Kenya’s technical committee was founded on January 10, 2023, and the university is scheduled to open in May of that year.
The President gave the education review panel the task of recommending standards for establishing an open university in Kenya in 2022. The Open University of Kenya under the technical committee is set to be launched on September this year under the Ministry of Education.