Diploma In Records And Archives Management

Diploma In Records And Archives Management (DRAM) is offered as a DIPLOMA course examined by KNEC. A certificate of completion is issues upon completion of this course. For more information about this course, use the tabs below to navigate.

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Entry Requirement

  • A minimum of C- in KCSE


  • Certificate in Archives and Records Management or it's equivalent

Duration: 12 Months

Delivery Method: Online

Fee Structure

Full Course Fees
Registration Fee KES 1,000.00 ($ 10.00)
Certification Fee KES 0.00 ($ 0.00)
Administration Fee KES 5,000.00 ($ 50.00)
Internal Exam Fee KES 15,000.00 ($ 150.00)
External Exam Fee KES 0.00 ($ 0.00)
Examining Body Membership Fee * KES 0.00 ($ 0.00)
Tuition Fee KES 110,000.00 ($ 1,100.00)
Fees Totals KES 131,000.00 ($ 1,310.00)
* Examining Body Membership Fee may be payable through us or directly to the Examining Body

All Fees are payable in lumpusm or in installments, for details see below.
Breakdown per semester,

Trimester Total Per Trimester
Trimester 1KES 43,666.67 ($ 436.67)
Trimester 2KES 43,666.67 ($ 436.67)
Trimester 3KES 43,666.67 ($ 436.67)
TotalKES 131,000.00 ($ 1,310.00)

The trimester fees of KES 43,666.67 ($ 436.67) is payable in 3 instalments of KES 14,555.56 ($ 145.56)


All Fees are payable in installements, for details check FAQs

Course Units/Overview

  • Introduction to library and Information science                      
  • Introduction to computers                                                       
  • Introduction to database systems                                            
  • Introduction to multimedia information sources & services    
  • Introduction to Records and Archives                                    
  • Introduction to organization of knowledge
  • Internet  and Information Services

TRIMESTER 2                                           
  • Introduction to Management of Library and Information Centres
  • Records Management                                                                                               
  • Organization of knowledge: classification                                                                           
  • Organization of knowledge: cataloguing                                 
  • Information communication & mass media
  • Users Studies and Information Needs References and Information Services
  • Conservation and Restoration of Information Materials
  • Reference and information services
  • Automation of Libraries and Information Centres
  • Research methods in information science
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project
  • Practicum
  • Information Communication Technologies
  • Archives management

Unit IDUnit Name
DRAM101Introduction To Library And Information Science
DRAM102Introduction To Computers
DRAM103Introduction To Database Systems
DRAM104Introduction To Multimedia Information Sources And Services
DRAM105Introduction To Records And Archives
DRAM106Introduction To Organization Of Knowledge
DRAM201Internet And Information System
DRAM202Introduction To Management Of Library And Information Centers
DRAM203Records Management DRAM
DRAM204Oganization Of Knowledge Classifications
DRAM205Organization Of Knowledge Cataloguing
DRAM206Information Communication And Mass Media
DRAM301Users Studies And Information Needs
DRAM302Conservation And Restoration Of Information Materials
DRAM303Automation Of Libraries And Information Centres
DRAM304Research Methods In Information Science
DRAM306References And Information Services
DRAM401Project DRAM
DRAM403Information Communication Technologies
DRAM404Archives Management

Course Description

Diploma In Records And Archives Management

Course Instructor(s)

James Mburu Kimani James Mburu Kimani
Naomi Wambui Mbugua Naomi Wambui Mbugua
James Mukuha Kamau James Mukuha Kamau

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Do you offer partial scholarships? 

Answer: Yes. Partial Scholarships available depending on conditions. Refer to application form


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