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Certificate in Purchasing & Supplies Management (CPSM)

Certificate in Purchasing & Supplies Management (CPSM)

Purchasing and Supplies Management has been recognised as a separate and important function in most organisations. This function many be handled by a separate department, section or subsection within an organisation for its efficient functioning. Materials procurement and related issues should be done by skilled manpower to avoid delay and ensure efficiency in operations.

Therefore the certificate course aims at creating manpower with knowledge and skills required in efficient purchasing and supplies management for performance improvement in an entrepreneurial manner. A distinct unit on starting and managing a small business has been incorporated into the programme, aimed at preparing the trainees for starting and managing their own businesses in this field.


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The minimum entry requirements for the certificate course are as follows:

KCSE grade C.
KCSE C- with relevant additional qualifications.
KCE division III.
Any other qualifications accepted by Senate as equivalent to the above


Distance learning mode: online application for admission is a subject to verification of certified original testimonials during registration and orientation period done in each semester.


• Distance learning: Online tuition, two (2) online CATs, one (1) sit-in CAT towards the end of semester, and one end of semester examinations.
• Continuing Education: two (2) CATs, sit-in end of semester examinations.




• Distance Learning fee for a minimum of 3 Modules per semester: Kshs 18,673/-
• Continuing Education fee for the First semester: 43,572/-

For more enquiries and further clarification of the course, kindly contact the Administrators in charge of the course, School of Open Distance and eLearning

Contact persons:
AdminMs. Mary Mucheru: mary.mucheru@jkuat.ac.ke
In charge of the course on Distance Learning Mode

Ms. Ray Ibukah: ray@jkuat.ac.ke
Administrator of Online Students & Distance Learning Programmes


Mrs. Beatrice K. Wekunda, Administrative Assistant (AA): bkimungui@jkuat.ac.ke

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