The Directorate was established as collaboration among the major stakeholders; the management, departments of the University, and students in order to achieve the mission and vision of the University’s distance learning programmes. It also envisions to help in developing dynamic instructional content integrated with modern technology. The Directorate of ODeL has a strategic function to; coordinate ODeL programs, syllabuses and regulations, supervise the admission of ODeL program students, oversee the administration and processing of ODeL programs examinations, offer guidance on proper conduct and supervision of the ODeL programs, and ensure that there is strict adherence to overall educational standards and implementation of quality assurance mechanisms among other aspects.
The Directorate has borrowed from best practices worldwide to roll out programs that focus on quality in material development and delivery, effective and efficient service delivery, and enhanced learner satisfaction. ODeL students receive the same quality of education as those on campus. In addition, the Directorate has structures to maximize interactions between learners and lecturers and also ensure that ODeL students interact among themselves, and other participants in the vibrant University life. Our clients are also guaranteed full access to all University services including library, academic advising and career information. Through ODeL, learners are provided with educational opportunities in discipline-specific coursework that utilize information technology tools for engaging in instruction and research. Students enrolled in online programs work with faculty closely to achieve goals that strategically target country-wide and global initiatives in business, education, technology, and promotion of social responsibility. The IUK ODeL works within the University’s vision and aspires to be a regional world class centre of excellence in enhancing participation, equity, empowerment and shaping of human capital through livelong education, research, innovation and technology for sustainable development.