Associate Dean Prof. Collins Odote has been appointed by Education CS Ezekiel Machogu to be part of the working committee to establish National Open University. The CS met the university education stakeholders at his Jogoo House office on Monday Jan 9th 2023.

The Open University is one way of expanding access to higher education at a low cost. Currently, Kenya has 70 public and private universities, with a total enrolment of 540,000 students.

In 2022, President Ruto directed the education review team to recommend criteria to implement an open university in Kenya.

The Open University model provides distance teaching and allows more students to enroll for degree programmes because it is not bound by physical also employ specific teaching methods, such as open-supported learning or distance education. It allows flexibility, where students study at home and at their convenience, using pre-packaged learning materials and online resources. It also has an open-door academic policy, with minimal or no entry requirements.