IMG_1006 Dr. Wilson A.P Otengah 

Ag. Director Open and Distance e-Learning


Welcome Message

Rongo University established a unit of Open Distance and e-Learning (ODeL)  to accord educational opportunities to learners who for some reason are not able to attend residential courses on campus.

The unit has borrowed from best practices worldwide to roll out programs that focus on quality in material development and delivery, enhanced learner satisfaction and efficient and effective service delivery. Open Distance and e-Learning students at Rongo University will receive the same quality of education as those on campus. In addition, the ODeL unit has set up structures to maximize interactions between learners and their lecturers and also to ensure that distance learning students can interact among themselves, be active participants in the vibrant University life and access all University services including library, counseling, academic advising and career information.

The Rongo University Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL) admitted its new batch of students on the 15th January 2015. The students were registered and orientated as well as given their Self Learning Material after attending the first face to face tutorials held on 16th to 18th January 2015.

ODeL runs Programs from the school of Arts & Social Sciences, School of Education and School of Business and Human resource Development.

Distance-Learning -Board

Distance Learning Academic Calendar

Profile of Director


Prof. Wilson A. P. Otengah (born in 1966 at Mfangano, Suba District, Homa-Bay County Kenya. He is currently the Director of Open Distance and e-Learning and Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rongo University Kenya.

Prof. Otengah holds PhD in Developmental Administration in Sociology, M.A. Sociology, and Post Graduate Dip in Education, Post Graduate Dip in Social Work and Community Development and B.A. Sociology.

Otengah has 21 years experience in teaching both Undergraduate and Post graduate classes in Sociology and has supervised over thirty five Post graduate students to completion.

He has participated in various seminars and conferences and has published over 19 papers in various referred Journal.

Prof. Otengah has currently published a book entitled “Sustainable Environmental Practices; Small and Medium –size Manufacturing Enterprises in Nairobi County Kenya”.

In consultancy he has participated in Developing Migori County HIV/AIDS strategic Plan 2015/16-2018/2019.

At the present Prof. Otengah is associated with a professional academic body; Kenya Association of Gerontology and Geriatric registration number 0029.

His fields of interest are; Social Research, Rural Sociology, Gerontology, Disaster Management and Conflict Resolution and Developmental Administration.

As the Director; Prof. Otengah is currently helping to establish another Rongo University ODeL learning centre in Wajir county Kenya.

As the Director  Open Distance and e-Learning is currently working on establishing an ODeL centre in Wajir town Wajir County, Nyatike and Sori learning centres both within Migori County.

Prof. Otengah’s CV


Currently Rongo University Open Distance and e-Learning mode offers the following programmes:-

  1. Diploma in Criminology and Security Studies
  2. Bachelors of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education (ECPE)
  3. Bachelors of Education in Special Needs Education (SNE)
  4. Bachelors of Science in Project Planning and Management
  5. Master of Art in Sociology

Holding on the ‘’MOTO’’ ‘Flexible Education At Your Convenience” Rongo University ODeL mode is growing in students’ number and programmes.

Contact Information

The ODeL Directorate,

Rongo University,
P.O. Box 103-40404

Tel: 0715 803 546 | 0725 405 295 | 0721 151 152