Hospitality Services

Hospitality Services

Our hospitality services and facilities include outside catering, guest house, disability friendly bus cooking facilities table and chair hire several grounds and halls for hire. They have been used for functions such a...

Academic Services

Academic Services

Our academic services include Braille transcription, Sign Language interpretation graduation gowns and hoods for hire, special needs education consultancy, inclusive Pre-school. design & production of educational mater...

Conference Facilities

Conference Facilities

Our conference facilities are completely accessible with large capacity rooms (50 to 200 people), public address system, still photography, video recording, film projector, overhead projectors, LCD projectors and scre...

Assessment Services

Assessment Services

Our assessment  and health services include early childhood education functional assessment (Tuesdays and Wednesdays), Cerebral Palsy clinic (on Wednesdays), disability friendly Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) c...

Welcome to the KISE Website!

We would like to welcome you to the official Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) Website. Special Needs Education is a wonderful career for anyone who is willing to work hard and wants to make a difference in the lives of others. Our primary goal is to provide students with meaningful skills that truly prepare them to excel in their careers upon graduation.

This website is meant to give you a brief overview of our programs and services. It also serves as an online presence for KISE and is a convenient location to find out about upcoming events, opportunities and general information. It is also used to disseminate KISE research findings and publish papers online. Your input is valuable to us, please feel free to contact us with any comments or suggestions. You may also make use of our site-map.




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.

More About KISE

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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