The Department Open and Distance Learning has 10 academic and 35 administrative/support staff running the Department. The teaching staff for the majority of courses on the Open and Distance Learning programmes is drawn from Collaborating Units. The Open and Distance Learning programmes, which is supposed to manage and support 6,350 distance learners has only 10 fulltime academic staff on the ground. In addition to teaching, the 10 academic staff perform various administrative functions. 

During examination time, staff are assigned special responsibilities to ensure that examinations are run smoothly. The staff ensure that only fully registered students, with all requirements for sitting an exam, are let into the examinations venue.