- Brief History
1953: The Faculty traces its history with the establishment of the Department of Extra-mural Studies in Makerere, Uganda
1956: First resident tutor for Kenya was appointed in
1963: Extra-Mural Studies in Kenya transferred to a new Extra-Mural Department of the then University College, Nairobi
1967: The three wings of the Institute (Adult Studies Centre, the Correspondence Course Unit AND Extra Mural Unit) were amalgamated to form Extra-Mural Division.
1983: The Institute was accorded College status and became the College of Adult and Distance
1988: The College was then re-organized, re-structured and renamed the College of Education and External Studies (CEES).
- Our College Community
Students: Total= 17, 931
More than 410 PhD students
More than 1800 Masters and Postgraduates diploma students
More than 15,591 undergraduate students
130 foreign students from over 10 countries
6 Full professors
12 Associate professors
15 Senior lecturer
7 tutorial Fellows
More than 300 part-time/adjunct faculty members
More than 280,000 alumnae around the world.
What Sets us Apart
38.5 acres of lush green space with modern and classical buildings
5 Campuses,9 Extra Mural Centres and several sub- centres s geographical spread all over Kenya for ease of access to students
The only College which has launched 7 flagship programs in line with Kenya Vision 2030
The only College which for several years has used different modes of delivery to teach leaner’s ie distance ,E-learning/online learning, face to face among others
A leader in pedagogy and andragogy
Specializes in Adult learning and distance learning since 1950s
Each year, a number of students benefit from scholarships and bursaries associated with the University and the College.
Manageable classes sizes
93% satisfaction with the quality of teaching (early students survey)
satisfaction with the accessibility of professors (PhD and Masters students survey)
Offers only Master of Arts in Peace Education and Master of Education with specialty in Education in Emergencies programs in Eastern Africa Region
Offers only Bachelor of Adult and Community Development Studies in Kenya
Is currently engaged in capacity building for ministry of Education staff in Somalia
Recently launched first joint interdisciplinary master of Education in special needs education in conjunction with the department of Psychology University of Nairobi
Only College with Centres in all the Counties in Kenya to meet the educational needs of the devolved government
Home to the Centre for Open and Distance learning which collaborates with several Universities in Kenya and over 20 Schools at the University to increase, enrich and diversify delivery modes of knowledge acquisition in Higher Education in Kenya.
First to launch Early Grade learning programme in Kenya in collaboration with USAID
A leader in publishing and printing distance and online learning materials