Thematic Areas

BRIEF HISTORY.

The Department of Extra-Mural Studies, in its endeavour to maintain its status as a leader offering University education by extra-mural methods in Kenya, come along to be where it is today

The first Department of Extra-Mural Studies was founded in Makerere in 1953, and under this Department, the first resident tutor for Kenya was appointed in 1956. In 1963 the responsibility of organising the extra-mural studies in Kenya was transferred to a new Extra-Mural Department of the then University College, Nairobi. In the same year, the College of Social Studies, Kikuyu, which had run an independent centre for residential adult education since 1961, was absorbed into the University College, Nairobi.

The centre was then amalgamated with the Extra-Mural Department, thus forming the Institute of Adult Studies. In 1966 the two departments were integrated under one director and the residential centre was renamed the Adult Studies Centre.

1967 saw the establishment of the Correspondence Course Unit as another arm of the institute. The three 'departments' of the Institute were officially referred to as the Extra-Mural Division, the Adult Studies Centre and the Correspondence Course Unit.

In 1983 the Institute of Adult Studies was accorded College status and became the College of Adult and Distance Education following the recommendation of the Inspection and Visitation Committee that established six Colleges of the University of Nairobi.

In September 1985 the government accepted the recommendations of the University Council that elevated the three divisions of the College into Institute of Extra Mural Studies, School of Distance Studies and the Institute of Adult Studies. A new Faculty of External Studies was established.

In August 1988, the College was re-organised, re-structured and renamed College of Education and External Studies (CEES). The College has three Faculties viz:

  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Social Science
  • Faculty of External Studies

The former Institute of Extra-Mural Studies, School of Distance Studies and Institute of Adult Studies were moved to the new Faculty of External Studies as departments. The departments are;

  • Department of Educational Studies
  • Department of Extra-Mural Studies
  • Department of Distance Studies

COORDINATOR

COURSE/COORDINATING

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PROF. CHRISTOPHER M. GAKUU

RESEARCH METHODS (PhD – Specialization course)

DR. HARRIET KIDOMBO

ECONOMIC  ANALYSIS (PhD – Specialization course)

PROF. PORKARYAL G.P.

ADVANCED STATISTICAL METHODS (PhD – Specialization course)

 

DR. CHARLES M. RAMBO

PROJECT FINANCING (PhD – Specialization course)

DR. RAPHAEL O. NYONJE

PROJECT MONITOR AND EVALUATION (PhD – Specialization course)

DR. JOHN MBUGUA

BACHELOR OF PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT (Coordinator)

DR. DOROTHY NDUNGE KYALO

PROJECT DESIGN PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION (PhD – Specialization course)

JOHNBOSCO M. KISIMBII

EXAMINATIONS OFFICER – (DEMS)

DR. LYDIAH WAMBUGU

DEPUTY EXAMINATIONS OFFICER (Postgraduates)

DR. PATRICIA W. MUCHIRI

DEPUTY EXAMINATIONS OFFICER (Undergraduate Course)

MR. JOSEPH C. MUNGAI

 DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES (DEMS)

DR. LILIAN O. OTIENO

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES (DEMS)

DR. ANGELINE MULWA

MASTERS IN PROJECT PLANNING & MANAGEMENT ON LINE PROGRAMME