The Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) is a semi autonomous agency of the Ministry of Education, Kenya. It was established through legal notice number 17 of 14/02/1986. The institute is currently run by a council... Read More

Core Functions and Values

KISE is mandated to carry out several core functions. One of them is to implement government policies in the areas of special needs and disabilities. In implementation of her core functions, the institute upholds some core values. Amongst them are moral integrity and professionalism ... Read More

Training Programmes

Course Delivery

KISE runs her programmes in three modes; full time, part time & Open Distance and Electronic Learning (ODEL). Full time and part time programs are held at the KISE campuses in Nairobi and Machakos. Distance learning programmes include face-to-face sessions currently conducted in 11 tutorial centeres country wide. Read More


KISE offers both diploma and certificate courses. The Diploma Courses are currently examined by Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) while the certificate programmes are jointly examined by the Ministry of Education and KISE.

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Our Departments

In order to fulfill her mandate the institute managed through academic and support departments. There are 10 academic departments and 11 support ones


Disability Friendly!

Our services and facilities are suitable for persons with special needs as well as those interested in & working with them.
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