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KIOL MANDATE
Our mandate is to ensure that all people have an opportunity to advance their skills so that they increase their competitiveness in the job market. We will ensure that no one will be inconvenienced by any barrier to achieve their career and life dreams.Having identified the barriers towards further education KIOL has developed programmes geared towards enabling anyone to access training at their own convenience. These programmes will enable you to do away with worries of time, distance, strict time tables, high cost, daily transport etc. At KIOL you design your own study and progress path. Our core values of flexibility, accessibility, affordability and quality training guides us to offer people this opportunity

            Together with other national and international learning centers KIOL has developed a unique distance learning system that enables you to pursue/ access your career of choice with minimum inconveniences. This increases the chances of completing the studies successfully.

Vision:
To become a leading regional open learning centre, delivering excellent qualifications to all at their convenience.


Mission
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To make training opportunities flexible, accessible and affordable to all people while considering their various life commitments.


Our philosophy

Everyone deserves and should be given an opportunity to learn and acquire skills that they can utilize to earn a decent life. This could be through direct employment or self employment. KIOL provides this unique opportunity.


KIOL Concept
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Many people have been locked out of accessing their dreams careers and other professional qualifications by the traditional residential systems of education. Some of the common barriers that hold people back from attending face to face regular classes include:-

a)         Time:
            Many people are tied up by various life commitments e.g.  employment, family obligations hence they are not able to attend traditional face to face regular classes.

b)         Distance:
            We live in different places where learning institutions may not be accessible to all people. Many institutions of learning are located in urban centers, thus denying those living or working in rural areas access to learning.

c)         Finances (High Cost):
            Many people are not able to afford residential training due to high cost of operating the institutions .Issues of transport, accommodation, food/catering etc make education very expensive. In distance learning all these costs are avoided thus making the courses affordable by almost everyone

d)         Admission Requirements:
            Many people are denied direct admission to learning institutions based on strict admission grades/marks. Such institutions fail to recognize other factors or individual strength for example experience and personal commitment.

e)         Strict calendars:
            Many institutions have strict calendars and time tables that dictate main institution events. This factor denies opportunities to those  people who can not adhere to such calendars or time tables of learning.

f)         Age:
            Conventionally, learning is seen to be a preserve of young people who are establishing a career. This notion de-motivates mature people to seek further training. Mixing mature and young people in a traditional class set up does not work. In distance learning age becomes relative.

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