Prospective Students

The University indeed offers great opportunities for young people to realize their dreams and potentials. Our activities shall promote moral uprightness, respect, social and academic coherence. Some of the activities we would like to be involved in include:Promoting tolerance, understanding and ‘unity in diversity’ among students as a source of strength

  • Promoting awareness about HIV/AIDS, drug and substance abuse and other social issues impacting on students’ lives.
  • Promoting environmental awareness among the student community as well as the local community
  • Promoting girl child education among members of the local community and demonstrating that ‘girls can do it’,
  • Organizing visits and activities with the less fortunate members of the local community e.g. visiting children’s homes, hospitals, prisons etc.

We look forward to everyone’s support

Make the most of your time at South Eastern Kenya University(SEKU) by having an active and interesting student life.

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School of External Studies and Continuing Education (SESCE)


A Globally Competitive Centre of Excellence in Capacity Building, Research, Innovation and Service in Elections, Democracy, Governance, Leadership Integrity, Social Justice and Human Rights


To provide Quality Education and Capacities through Teaching and Training, Research and Innovation, Outreach Activities, Advocacy and Lobbying, Public Interests and Amicus Curiae Litigation and Judicial Review.


    Professionalism and Integrity,
    Commitment and Teamwork
    Accountability and Transparency
    Equality, Justice and Participation
    Freedom of Thought and Innovation
    Respect and Conservation of Environment
    Tolerance and inclusivity, (unity in diversity)


The School of External Studies and Continuing Education (SESCE) was established in June 2011 as one of the independent schools of the South Eastern University College (SEKU). SESCE is based at the main campus of SEKU, at Kwa Vonza in Kitui County and will have a branch in Nairobi from January 2012 from where most of its short courses will be run and managed. SESCE initially focuses on running and managing independent short courses for itself and SEKU’s other schools.

The main activities of SESCE are research – both theoretical and empirical. Applied research will focus on informing public and influencing policy, law, institutional and systems reform. SESCE plans to establish a big research centre and facility to enable scholars and practitioners to utilise as visiting scholars and fellows – to conduct their individual research, which may be published by SESCE or by SEKU.

SESCE will teach and train fresh students and professionals on-job and on continuing education. These will include degree, diploma and short certificate courses. SESCE plans to seek approval to establish itself as a learning school/professional institution; able to require professionals in democracy (elections), governance and leadership integrity; to get annual credit points for continuing education in addition to annual certification, like other professional bodies. Applied and other research will also be disseminated through workshops and training programmes, which inform, educate and empower key stakeholders and citizens.

Capacity building and empowerment of political, community and civic leaders; strategic planning processes, political branding and profiling, etc.

SESCE is also planning outreach activities such as civic and voter education, seminars, conferences, consultative initiatives for itself and at the initiative of other government, private sector, community, civil society, political parties, parastatals and other non-state actors.

SESCE’s other activities include advocacy and lobbying work and where necessary public interests and amicus curiae litigation. Advocacy work will involve engaging government at all levels on public discourse and citizens participation in decisions and policy making; advocacy campaigns on issues of governance (national and county governments, assemblies and other relevant governance institutions) democracy, human rights, social justice, policy making, legal and institutional reforms, accountability, budgeting, resources allocation and utilisation. Other areas of advocacy and lobbying will include publication of journals/bulletins for opinion leadership, coordination of work, information/experience sharing and for solidarity purposes.

With the promulgation of Kenya’s new constitution (on 27 August 2010), a number of human rights issues and matters of interpretation will arise; SESCE will play the twin roles of amicus curiae and public interests litigation. In cases that relate generally to its areas of engagement, SESCE will appear as amicus curiae; while in other cases SESCE may be asked by the community, institutions, citizens and stakeholders, to lodge public interests cases – for example, on violation of rights, inadequate compensation for land acquired for mining purposes or sharing of national resources/opportunities, failure by county governments to deliver services to its consumers, resolution of disputes arising from exploitation, sharing and utilisation of mineral, water and natural resources within the county, copyright, patents and intellectual property, etc. SESCE will also seek judicial review and interpretation of the constitution or legislation.

SESCE plans to play a key role in the establishment of the SEKU School of Law that will focus itself on community empowerment and development, also specialising in emerging leadership, governance, integrity, justice, exploitation, sharing and utilisation of natural resources and management of county affairs, etc.

This will be in addition to the traditional legal instruction; but more dynamic and people centred; oriented to realise such goals as the Vision 2030 and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); – it will be oriented to inform (educate), engage (people-centred) and deliver (results-based/focused).

The curriculum for SESCE will be broadly based on;

a). The Constitution of Kenya, 2010 (and related laws) as far as governance: sharing, management, utilisation, and accounting of public offices and resources; human rights; justice; gender issues;

b). Elections and Democracy – based upon the BRIDGE Curriculum and methodology – aimed at continuing education of professionals in elections, democracy and governance. BRIDGE means Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections,

c). University law and applied research curriculum.

Ms.Koki Muli is the Director of School of External Studies and Continuing Education(SESCE). She is a constitutional and elections expert. She studied in University of Nairobi, Kenya School of Law, University of London. She has also attended Oxford University, UK and Columbia University, SIPA in New York. She is an advocate and certified public secretary of Kenya.



School of External Studies and Continuing Education,

South Eastern Kenya University(SEKU)

P.O.BOX 170-90200,


Telephone: Land Line : +254-20-2413859, Cell Phone : +254-716962770, +254-736116989

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Business & Economics courses offered

The School offers the following programmes:


  1. Bachelor of Commerce
  2. Bachelor of Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  3. Bachelor of Economics and Statistics
  4. Bachelor of Economics
  5. Bachelor of Project Planning & Management
  6. Bachelor of Business & Information Technology


  1. Master of Business Administration
  2. Master of Arts (Economics)


  1. Diploma in Human Resource Management
  2. Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management
  3. Diploma in Business Management
  4. Diploma in Sales and Marketing
  5. Certificate in Supply Chain Management

School of Education


The School of Education is one of the schools in South Eastern Kenya University(SEKU). It admitted its first batch of Self-sponsored Bachelor of Education (Arts) students in May, 2011 both in Main and Kitui Campuses. The first intake of B.Ed (Arts) School-Based students commenced their studies on 8th August, 2011 in Kitui, Machakos and Emali Campuses. The B.Ed (Science) School-Based programme will be launched in the Main Campus soon.


The School of Education comprises of four departments,namely:

    Educational Administration and Planning
    Educational Communication and Technology
    Educational Foundations
    Educational Psychology

School Vision

A School for the transformation of society through quality teacher education

School Mission

To train, research and disseminate knowledge on educational practices for national and regional development.


The School of Education is committed to quality in the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the field of Education to the fullest satisfaction of society’s high-level manpower requirements for the achievement of national goals of development and Vision 2030 through production of highly qualified human resource.


The School strives to:

    Offer quality and innovative teacher education programmes
    Ground student-teachers in professional school practice
    Undertake research in the area of education aiming at offering practical solutions to problems
    Produce highly qualified manpower for national development
    Engage in consultancy and other services to support and develop the quality of educational systems and related fields of policy and practice


The School offers the following programmes:

1. Bachelor of Education (B.Ed – Arts) and

2. Bachelor of Education (B.Ed – Science)


Requirements: KCSE mean grade of C+ with C+ in any two subjects taught in secondary school, or KACE ( 2 principal passes or its equivalent); or Professional qualifications such as Dip. Early Childhood Education, Teachers Certificate (S1), or P1 Certificate and three years teaching experience with KCSE mean grade of C (Plain).

Duration: Eight semesters.

Venue: Main Campus, Kitui and Machakos Campuses.

Mode: Full-time, school-based and Evening and weekends

Note: B.Ed (Science) is available in full-time and school-based mode only in the Main campus.

Upcoming Programmes

1. Diploma in Early Childhood Education


Requirements: KCSE mean grade of C (Plain) or its equivalent; KCE with a minimum of Division III; P1 certificate with C (minus).

2. Bachelor of Education (B.Ed – Early Childhood Education)


Requirements: KCSE mean grade of C+, or KACE (2 principal passes or its equivalent); or Professional qualifications such as Dip. Early Childhood Education, Teachers Certificate (S1), or P1 Certificate and three years teaching experience with KCSE mean grade of C (Plain).

3. Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

Admission Requirements: Bachelors degree of at least a pass with two subjects taught in secondary school.

Duration: One academic year

Venue: Main, Kitui, Machakos, Nairobi CBD campus, Wote Town Campus and Mwingi Campuses.

Mode: Full-time and school-based

4. Masters Programmes

· Educational Administration

· Curriculum Studies

· Economics of Education

· Educational Planning

· Sociology of Education

· Philosophy of Education

· History of Education

· Comparative and Contemporary Education


Requirements: Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or its equivalent in the related area/subject or Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with two years of working experience.

Duration: Two academic years

Venue: Main, Kitui and Machakos Campuses.

Mode: Full-time and school-based

Options: Course work and Thesis or Course work and Project

Members of Staff

The Faculty has the following highly qualified members of teaching staff:

i. Muola, James M.(PhD), Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology

ii. Migosi, Joash (PhD), Lecturer in Educational Administration and Planning

iii. Rugar, Thaddeus (PhD), Lecturer in Educational Administration and Planning.

iv. Maithya, Redempta (PhD), Lecturer in Educational Administration and Planning.

v. Several part-time lecturers.

For further information contact:

Dr. James M. Muola

Ag. Dean, School of Education,

South Eastern Kenya University(SEKU)

P.O. Box 170 – 90200, KITUI,

Tel. 0721228621 or 0734564443.

Telephone: +254-20-2413859 (KITUI) OR +254-20-2531395 (NAIROBI)


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