Gretsa University School Of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

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Gretsa University School Of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Schools Vision

To be a Leading centre in the provision of quality, Innovative, creative and experiential Learning.

The Schools Mission

To equip students with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to guide pupils through practical and innovative methods that nurtures creativity in pupils.

Our Academic Programmes

Academic Programmes

Admission Requirements

Course Duration

Fees payable

Bachelor of Arts in Community Development
A candidate must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:

  • Be a holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+.
  • Be a holder of a KACE or EAACE certificate with two principal passes, or
  • Be a holder of a diploma or professional certificates from institutions recognized by the Ministry of Education and/ or Commission for University Education.

Credit Transfers

Holders of relevant Social Work and/or community development diplomas and professional qualifications recognized by CUE will be admitted in the programme in the 2nd year of study while those with higher diplomas or final level of recognized professional bodies qualifications will be admitted in the 3rd year of study provided credit transfers granted do not exceed 49% of credits offered in the entire degree programme.

The degree programme shall take 4 academic Years of Study.
(8 sememsters in 3 calendar years).
Tuition Fee per Semester (6 Courses) 
Self sponsored students – Ksh. 50,000
Self sponsored students Distance Learning (SSDL) – Ksh 45,000
Government sponsored students – Ksh 8,000
Diploma In Education (ARTS)
KCSE minimum mean Grade of C+ (Plus) as well as a C+ in the two subjects the student is to be trained to teach.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for teaching practice).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma in Diplomacy and International Relations
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:

  • KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus) or
  • KCE Div III or EACE Div III
  • Certificate in relevant discipline of social sciences from a recognized institution.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for internship).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma in Social Work and Community Development
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:

  • KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus) or
  • KCE Div II
  • Certificate in social work and community Development from a recognized institution.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for internship).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma in Special Needs Education
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:

  • KCSE minimum mean Grade of C (Plain).
  • Equivalent Certificate recognized by the university senate from a recognized institution.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for internship).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma In Journalism And Mass Communication
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:

  • KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus) and a mean Grade C (Plain) in English or Kiswahili or,
  • KCE Div II or,
  • Certificate in Mass Communication and Journalism from a recognized Institution.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for field attachment).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma In Primary Teacher Education
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:

  • KCSE minimum mean Grade of C (Plain).
  • P1 Certificate
  • Any other Certificate level recognized by the university senate.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for teaching practice) offered in two calendar years.
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma In Early Child Hood Development Education.
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:

  • KCSE minimum mean Grade of C (Plain) or
  • C- (Minus) with either a certificate in Early Childhood Education from a recognized institution or
  • C- (Minus) with pre-university Upgrading Certificate from a recognized institution or
  • P1 or P2 with a KNEC Proficiency Certificate from KNEC (Kenya National Examinations Council).
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for teaching practice) offered in two calendar years.
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Diploma In Counseling Pyschology
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:

  • KCSE mean Grade of C- (Minus).
  • KCE Div II.
The duration of the programme is 6 semesters (5 semesters course work and 1 semester for field attachment).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
Distance Learning (DL) – Ksh 22,000 (Inclusive of Study materials.)
Certificate In Journalism And Mass Communication
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:

  • KCSE mean Grade of D+ (Plus),
  • KCE Div III,
  • Be a holder of a Foundation Certificate or Craft Certificate or Bridging Courses in Languages and Mathematics.
The duration of the programme is 3 semesters (2 semesters course work and 1 semester for field attachment).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
Certificate In Early Childhood Education
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:

  • KCSE mean Grade of D+ (Plus),
  • Be a holder of a Proficiency Certificate in Early Childhood Education from a recognized institution.
The duration of the programme is 4 semesters (3 semesters course work and 1 semester for field attachment).
Tuition fee per semester (6 courses)
Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 25,000
Foundation Certificate of Gretsa University
A candidate must satisfy the following minimum Requirements:

  • KCSE mean Grade of D
  • Any other qualification acceptable by the University Senate as equivalent to above.
The Foundation Certificate Programme shall take a duration of 2 semesters or one academic year. Upon graduation, the student will graduate with a Foundation Certificate of Gretsa University and will be eligible for admission to a certificate programme of their choice at Gretsa University.
Tuition fee per semester (5 courses)
Fulltime, Evening and weekend (FTEW) – Ksh 22,000

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