Open University of Kenya, The first fully fledged virtual University in Kenya
Open University of Kenya; The institution is expected to provide opportunities and skills to the youth, elderly, Persons with Disabilities, vulnerable and marginalised groups by adopting an Open and Distance e-learning approach which advocates for flexible learning modes.
The report read,”The Commission in its deliberations appreciated the uniqueness of the proposed Open University of Kenya, being the first university to be established without being mentored by an existing university hence lack of a governing organ to incur expenses.”
Undergraduate Programmes that will be offered include; Bachelor of Data Science, Bachelor of Science in Cyber and Digital Forensics, Bachelor of Technology Education, Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Business, Bachelor of Economics and Statistics, and Bachelor of Agri-Technology and Food Systems.
Postgraduate programmes that will be offered are Leadership and Accountability and Learning Design and Technology.
The university will be located at Konza Technopolis while its virtual presence will be supported by a Learning Management System.
The report read,”Currently the seat is currently being hosted at the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) headquarters on a temporary basis.”
On matters cost; Degree students will pay between Sh10,400 and Sh10,900 per module whereas post-graduate diploma courses will cost Sh130,000 per year.
The report read,”The cost per module is Sh10,400 for the Bachelor of Data Science, Bachelor of Economics and Statistics, Bachelor of Science in Business and Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Technology Education and Bachelor of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics.”
“For the two post-diploma courses, Diploma in Learning Design and Technology and Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Accountability offered in the first year, the projected fee per year is Sh130,000.,” read part of the report.