The Centre for Open and Distance Learning is an initiative of the University of Nairobi for providing and maintaining equitable opportunity for Accessing Quality University Education to Kenyans and beyond using open and distance learning modes. It is committed to being a centre of excellence in open and distance learning.
To enable it carry out its mandate, the Centre for Open and Distance Learning works in collaborat with with the Schools, Faculties and Institutes to enable them develop quality self instructional courseware for diversifying, enriching learning experiences their delivery modes and increasing access to quality university education. The Centre has been able to develop instructional materials in print and e-learning modes in twelve Schools, four Faculties and one Institute which spread accross all the six colleges of the University. These instructional materials facilitate the delivery of 51 undergraduate and 20 postgraduate programmes.