Accredited Universities To Offer Degree and Diploma Courses in Kenya

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Few universities and colleges are accredited to offer diploma and degree courses in Kenya.The credited ones have met all the requirements needed by the Council of Legal Education. It is always advisable to pursue your course from accredited university.

If you are a Kenyan who wish to have a successful legal career, read the following article from the Council of Legal Education.

COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION

GENERAL NOTICE

ACCREDITATION OF LEGAL EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN KENYA UNDER THE LEGAL EDUCATION ACT, 2012 AND THE ACCREDITATION REGULATIONS, 2009

It is NOTIFIED for General information that:

  1. The Legal Education Act, 2012 has come into effect and the Act embellishes the Council of Legal Education (Accreditation of Legal Education Institutions) Regulations, 2009 formally promulgated under the Council of Legal Education Act, (1995), Cap.16A which is now repealed.Under Section 18 of the said Act, any person or institution offering or intending to offer legal education in Kenya for the award of a Degree, Post-Graduate Diploma, Diploma in Law or certifcate as a professional qualifcation must apply to Council of Legal Education for accreditation of its Programmes. A programme that has not been accredited in accordance with this law shall not have any legal status in Kenya.
  2. The Council of Legal Education under the auspices of the Council of Legal Education Act, (1995) Cap16A (now repealed) and the Council of Legal Education (Accreditation) Regulations, 2009 has for some time now been engaged with various institutions either as existing legal education providers (as of 2009) or as new and intending legal education providers for purposes of accrediting them. Some institutions have been granted accreditation under various categories for stated periods of validity.

The status and validity of the certifcates granted under the repealed law shall continue to be valid under the new Legal Education Act, 2012 as though the same had been granted under the new law.

  1. FULLY ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS

The following institutions have attained Full Accreditation. Full accreditation is valid for a period of four (4) years after which the institution will be re-evaluated for compliance. The date of accredititation is the date when the programme became effective for purposes of recognition.

  1. Institutions fully accredited to offer Degree (LLB) programmes
  Name of Institution Campus Date of accreditation
i) Kenyatta University Parklands Campus 29.02.2012
ii) Strathmore University Madaraka Campus
08.03.2012
iii) Riara University Mbagathi Rd Campus 05.07.2012
iv) Kisii University College Kisii Main Campus
10.09.201

 

  1. Institutions fully accredited to offer Degree (LLB) programmes
Name of Institution Campus Date of accreditation
Kisii University College

 

Kisii Main Campus 10.09.2012

 

  1. PROVISIONALLY ACCREDITED INSTITUTIONS

The following institutions were evaluated for Interim Accreditation and are currently undergoing the process of Full Accreditation.  The institutions were given a specifed period of time within which to apply for full accreditation.

(a)      Institutions approved to offer Degree (LLB) programme

  Name of Institution Campus Date of accreditation
i) University of Nairobi Parklands Campus 26.03.2010
ii) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Karen Campus 29.03.2010
iii) University of Nairobi Mombasa Campus 20.04.2010
iv) University of Nairobi Kisumu Campus 29.06.2011
v) Mount Kenya University Nairobi Campus 29.06.2011
vi) Catholic University of East Africa Karen Campus 29.06.2012
vii) African Nazarene University Ngong Campus 29.06.2011
viii) Kabarak University Kabarak Campus 09.09.2011

 

(b)      Institutions approved to offer Diploma in Law Programme

Name of Institution Campus Date of accreditation
(i) Kenya School of Law (Paralegal Programme) Karen Campus 19.09.2011
(ii) Inoorero University Parklands Campus 06.04.2011
(iii) Nairobi Institute of Business Studies Nairobi Campus 08.09.2011

(c)        Institution approved to offer Post Graduate Diploma in Law

 Name of Institution Campus Date of accreditation
(i) Kenya School of Law (Advocates Training Karen Campus Programme) Karen Campus 19.09.2011

(d)       Institutions approved to offer Professional Certifcate Courses

Name of Institution Campus Date of accreditation
(i)   Kenya   School   of   Law      (Continuing Professional Development) Karen Campus 19.09.2011

(e) Institutions under Review of Accreditation Status

Whereas the following institutions had initially been granted Provisional Accreditation to offer law programmes, the accreditation is under review for non-compliance.

Name of Institution

  1. i)              Moi University

(ii)            Presbyterian University of Eastern Africa

III.       NOT YET ACCREDITED INSTITUTION

Although the Council of Legal Education has engaged with some of the following institutions, neither Provisional or Full accreditation has been granted. The public, parents and students are therefore cautioned against dealing with these institutions in any way to indicate that their programmes are recognized by the Council of Legal Education:

Name of the unaccredited Institutions

  1. i)                Bondo University College
  2. ii)              Chuka College

iii)             Elgon View College

  1. iv)             Pioneer College
  2. v)              Nairobi Aviation College
  3. vi)             Kiriri Women University

vii)            Foundation Institute of Africa Limited

viii)           MIS Centre, College of Management

  1. ix)             KCA University
  2. x)              Leader Institute
  3. xi)             Inoorero University

 

  1. FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES’ QUALIFICATIONS IN LAW

It is further NOTIFIED for general information that all persons studying or intending to study Law in foreign jurisdictions for purposes of recognition in Kenya MUST comply with the provision of both the Kenya School of Law Act No. 26 of 2012 and the Council of Legal Education Act No. 27 of 2012.

 

Prof. W. Kulundu-Bitonye, EBS

DIRECTOR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE &

SECRETARY, COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION

 

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