The Directorate was established as a 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.
The Department of Business Management is one of the first departments to be established by the University. Having been entrusted with the task of equipping students with practical business and managerial skills relevant in the current business world; the department’s focus is on programmes that are geared towards solving societal and organizational challenges presented to business people due to the interaction of businesses and the society at large. Ethical business and managerial skills have been emphasized through tailored units.
The Bachelor of Sharia Programme aims at achieving the following goals:
– Qualifying students who are experts in Sharia.
– Qualifying legal sharia researchers.
– Meeting the needs of the community in education, counselling and judicial sector.
DR. Choge ODeL, Director