In a follow-up to OUM’s participation in the Malaysia-Kenya Investment and Trade Mission from 11 to 18 March, the University received a visit from the High Commissioner of Kenya to Malaysia, His Excellency Francis N. Muhoro, on 29 March. He was warmly welcomed by OUM President/Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Ahmad Izanee Awang, and the University’s top management.
The main objective of the High Commissioner’s visit was to discuss the setting up of Open University Kenya (OUK), which has been slated for the middle of this year.
OUK plans to offer bachelor’s programmes in exciting areas such as data science, cybersecurity and digital forensics, business and entrepreneurship, and agri-technology and food systems. There will also be postgraduate diplomas in leadership and accountability as well as learning design and technology.
In extending a helping hand, OUM has agreed to collaborate on, among others, the use of technology, content development, examination processes, and the setting up of a digital library.
Open universities make higher education more accessible, affordable and available for more people across the globe. It is OUM’s hope that as the “new kid on the block”, OUK will help more Kenyans to chart a brighter career path through top-tier qualifications.