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  • Vacancies

    The University is looking for a highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team player to fill in the under listed positions:




    • To formulate policies, strategies, systems, procedures and practices for the University’s academic quality assurance and improvement;
    • To promote the culture of academic quality within the university through assisting the University Quality Assurance Committee in developing and fostering a quality culture;
    • To ensure effectiveness of academic advising and course registration through feedback from students, follow up on teaching performance and effectiveness, smooth administration of examinations, advise the management on how the system is performing in regards to quality, and suggesting improvement strategies;
    • To analyze student evaluation data and generate reports for both quality assurance and management purposes;
    • To advise on program and course approval and development  in compliance  with the Commission for University Education (CUE) Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in Universities in Kenya;
    • To develop and  review  quality assurance Standard Operating Procedures;
    • To receive and analyze reports submitted by various committees for strategic university decision-making;
    • To coordinate  the preparation of annual reports for internal and external Stakeholders;
    • To monitor national and international developments in Quality Assurance  and advise the Management Board and the University Council;


    The successful candidate should have /be:

    • A Masters degree in Business Studies/Management, Social Sciences from a recognized University.
    • Relevant work experience is highly desirable
    • Have good numerical skills and an understanding of statistics.
    • Quality inspection, auditing and testing experience
    • knowledge of tools, concepts and methodologies of Quality Assurance
    • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and databases
    • Masters degree in a related field will be an added advantage.

    All applications for this position should clearly be marked “Application for the position of Quality Assurance Officer.”




    Provide general advice and counsel to the university’s administration on a variety of issues, laws and regulations.

    • · Conduct legal research and prepare responses to complaints and legal actions initiated against the university.
    • · Develop and conduct training for the university’s community on various topics including procurement, employment, etc.
    • · Develop, amend and advice on university policies and procedures.
    • · Advise the University Governing Council and the Management on legal and guidelines to the operations of the University.


    The successful candidate should have /be:

    • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Law or legal studies.
    • At least 3 years of professional work experience in law.
    • Knowledge of University sector and regulative framework.

    All applications for this position should clearly be marked “Application for the position of Legal Officer.”




    • Develop a University – wide communication strategy and procedures.
    • Oversee implementation of the university’s communication strategy and procedures.
    • Prepare, monitor and evaluate the university’s communication plans
    • Manage and coordinate communication, marketing and promotion activities and events for the university.
    • Take lead in dissemination of university communication materials such as reports and newsletters to relevant stakeholders.
    • Develop key promotional messages in consultation with the various Faculties, departments and Schools.


    The successful candidate should have /be:

    • A Masters degree in Mass Communication.
    • At least 3 years work experience in relevant field
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent writing and editing skills

    All applications for this position should clearly be marked “Application for the position of Communication Officer.”

    Each application shall be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or passport, Testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany the email application.

    Applications should be addressed to


    Vice Chancellor,

    Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Main Campus, Off Miwani Road,

    P.O. Box 2224-40100 Kisumu.


    Send an electronic copy in PDF format by email to vcoffice@gluk.ac.ke

    Applications must be submitted on or before 9th May 2016.

    GLUK is an equal opportunity employer: Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

  • Memo to all Continuing Students




    TO: All Students

    FROM: The Acting Finance Officer

    SUBJECT: Fees during May to August 2016 Semester

    DATE: 20th April 2016

    You are hereby notified that 50% fees should be paid before 31st May 2016 failure to which will lead to an automatic discontinuation from attending lectures.

    You are further advised that you should ensure at all times that you are registered for the semester course units to be billed appropriately.


    Frank Kirwa


  • May 2016 Programmes on offer

    Admissions are ongoing for May-August 2016 to full time, part time and; Open Distance Learning academic programmes. At a glance <<click here to find all academic programmes>>


Origin and Evolution of the Idea


Award of Charter


The idea of establishing the Great Lakes University of Kisumu originated in the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH) in Africa, which spearheaded the application for authority to operate as a university. The establishment of TICH was inspired by a number of sources expressing the need for a formal course in Community Based Health Care leading to a recognized academic qualification. Such a course would be offered by an academic institution that could effectively weave together theoretical, evidence based and practical hands-on analytical skills training into development, conducted in learning sites located in the community, civil society, industry and public institutions. It was thought that an Institute with the freedom to innovate but linked to an established University would be the best base for such a training program.

The Institute was established in 1998 to respond to these challenges and to make a contribution towards the paradigm shift needed for the achievement of sustainable development at various levels particularly in Africa. In this respect, GLUK subscribes to the philosophy of self-propagated development, which is made sustainable through communities' own participation.

The idea has attracted some of the best and most renowned brains in the country to nurture the young University to excellence in the fields of health, development and related disciplines. Their involvement ensures the necessary academic rigor while permitting flexibility and responsiveness required in producing graduates that are problem solvers and job creators.

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