Launch of Diploma in Teacher Education in Emergencies course

The University of Nairobi – Faculty of Education launches a new diploma course in Education in Emergencies (EiE) in 2022: Diploma in Teacher Education in Emergencies (DiTEiE)

Rationale for Education in Emergencies

In recent decades, conflicts, natural disasters, and pandemics have led to the displacement of millions of children keeping them out of school.  In crisis-affected countries / contexts displaced children, especially refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs need to continue with education and must be brought back to school to access inclusive and quality learning that also optimizes retention and transition.

The goal of the Programme: The programme is designed to equip educators with theoretical and practical pedagogical knowledge and skills necessary for them to become professional teachers in complex emergencies and in different social-cultural contexts.

For whom?

The programme targets practising teachers - who may not have formal teacher training, as well as practising educators, and teachers who teach or aspire to teach in emergencies contexts.

Purpose/Benefits of the Programme (or why of the programme)

The DiTEiE programme will ground and sharpen your knowledge specifically to teach in low-resource and emergency contexts. You will learn indispensable skills on how to manage and teach in diverse, multi-cultural classrooms so that even the most vulnerable learners can thrive.

Mode of Delivery

Open, Distance and e-Learning (ODeL) mode

Limited face-to-face or synchronically


There are limited scholarships (twelve - in number) under the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) managed by Nuffic and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. 

Women, persons with disabilities, persons from all refugee communities and ethnicities, and marginalized groups are encouraged to apply. The University of Nairobi is an equal opportunity and inclusive institution.

Minimum Admission Requirements

The common admission regulations governing diploma courses at the University of Nairobi shall apply. The entry requirements for the Diploma in Teacher Education in Emergencies shall be:

  • KCSE mean grade C plain; or
  • KCSE mean grade C- (minus) and a P1 certificate or a certificate in any field from a post-secondary institution recognised by the University of Nairobi Senate; or
  • KCE Division III and a certificate in any field from a post-secondary institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate; or
  • KACE 1 principal pass; or
  • A University degree in any field from an institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.   

 Application Procedure

Step 1: Visit the application website

Step 2: Registration and creation of user account

Step 3: Profile management; key in personal details

Step 4: Uploading of certified testimonials

Step 5: Programme selection

Select and apply for Diploma in Education in Emergencies. You will be issued with a reference number and directed to pay the prescribed application fee. Always quote the reference number.

Step 6: Payment of Application Fees; 3000 KES, non-refundable

Pay the application fees using a Credit/Debit card

Mpesa Pay bill: Direct Cash deposit to KCB Branch University Way. Account Name-University of Nairobi (CESSP). Account number: 1177976374

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