Message from the head of Department
PDF version

First, let me offer you a very warm welcome to the Department of Extra-Mural Studies web page.

The Department of Extra Mural Studies is one of the oldest departments in the University of Nairobi. It started its extra-mural activities in Kenya in the 1950s, and has since continued to enhance its activities by expanding its range of programmes and geographical spread.

The Department endeavors to take University education to the people by extra-mural and distance methods. As the name suggests the department offers courses outside the “traditional” walls of the University by taking courses to the people's ‘'doorsteps”. To achieve this the Departments has established regional offices located in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Kakamega, Garissa, Meru, and other centres are Thika, Eldoret, Kapenguria ,Busia,Bugoma and Kisii.

The Department offers courses in certificates, diplomas, degree and postgraduate level in various academic disciplines. Through its various regional offices the Department also offers learner support services to students registered for the various distance learning programmes of the University of Nairobi.


The Department aims at being a leading centre of excellence in the provision of quality and diverse academic programmes and students support services that meet the unique needs of learners.

Once again, I welcome you to the Department.

Thank you.

Prof. Charles Rambo

Head of Department

click to download message