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Kenya is the third largest East African country, with a population of over 54 million (World Bank, 2022).

COL’s work in Kenya is primarily in the areas of higher education, teacher education, lifelong learning for farmers, skills for work, and technology-enabled learning. Learners from Kenya are also benefitting from COL’s free open online courses and other available resources.


  • 2,022 certificates have been issued to learners from Kenya under the Skills Online programme.
  • COL’s Institutional Employability Framework is being implemented by Egerton University and Kenyatta University with COL’s support.
  • Alupe University, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST), Kibabii University and Nakuru Training Institute (NTI) have implemented an institutional policy for technology-enabled learning.


Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL’s partners in Kenya include:

  • Ministry of Education
  • Alupe University
  • Cherish Kenya
  • Egerton University
  • Elimu Digital Media
  • Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST)
  • Kaimosi Friends University College
  • Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development
  • Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE)
  • Kenya National Farmers Federation
  • Kenya Technical Trainers College
  • Kenyatta University
  • Kibabii University
  • Maasai Mara University
  • Masai Technical Training Institute
  • Moi University
  • Nakuru Training Institute (NTI)
  • Programme for Capacity Development in Africa
  • Ramogi Institute of Advance Technology
  • Siaya Seed Saaco
  • Sigalagala National Polytechnic
  • Technical Vocational Training Authority (TVETA)
  • Ugunja Community Resource Centre
  • University of Kabianga
  • University of Nairobi

Key Contacts

Board of Governors

Ambassador Dr Amina Mohamed

Focal Point

Mr Darius Mogaka Ogutu
Director University Education
State Department for University Education and Research
Ministry of Education

Notable Mention

Professor Peter E. Kinyanjui, COL Honorary Fellow

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