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CEES launches Vision 2030 flagship programmes

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The University of Nairobi choir entertains guests during the launch h of the vision 2030 flagship programmes.

On June 19, 2013, the University of Nairobi officially launched three flagship programmes for Vision 2030 project.

The programmes have been developed by the College of Education and External Studies (CEES) through the collaboration between the Centre for Open and Distance Learning, Centre for e-Learning, School of Education and the School of Computing and Informatics. 
The Master of Education in Educational Administration and Planning and the Master of Education in Educational Foundations will be offered by open, distance in print and e-learning modes. The University also launched the Bachelor of Education ICT mounted as a new programme. The development of open, distance and e-learning materials for delivering these courses has been made possible by the capacity at the College and the well-developed e–Learning Portal and learner support at the Extra-Mural Centres and University Campuses distributed widely in the country.
The launch event was graced by Prof. Henry Mutoro, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, who congratulated CEES on the great milestone. He highlighted the need to have such programmes which are in line with the social pillar of Vision 2030 on access to education for all Kenyans. The University is committed to developing open, distance and e- Learning materials for diversifying, enhancing and enriching its delivery mode.
In his remarks, Prof. Henry Mutoro called on the different Colleges in the University to take advantage of the different technologies available and adopt open and distance learning.
The Master of Education in Educational Administration aims at providing training and opportunities in distance education, exposing learners to specializations in Educational Administration, Planning, Economics of Education, Education Emergencies, Curriculum Studies and Corporate Governance in Education. On the other hand, through the Master of Education in Educational Foundations, students will have an opportunity to specialize in Sociology Education, Adult and Community Development, History of Education, Philosophy of Education and Comparative and Contemporary Issues in Education.
The event was attended by Prof. Isaac Jumba, Principal, College of Education and External Studies, Prof. Enos Njeru, Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. H. Ochanda, Deputy Principal, Kenya Science Campus, various deans and directors, University staff members and students and invited guests.