Its Mission is to provide equitable access to quality university education through sustainable open and distance learning innovations.
The ODL Directorate was established in 2016 with an initial enrolment of 441 students. As of January 2020, the student enrollment was over 1500 students. Currently, LUANAR ODL offers four academic programs: BSc in Agribusiness Management, BSc in Agricultural Economics, BSc in Extension and BSc in Agricultural Innovations.
Admission into ODL programmes is through both generic and mature entry level, in line with the LUANAR Admission Policy and Programme Requirements.Running of ODL programmes is undertaken by various operational teams at University level including LUANAR Management, ODL Directorate, Faculties, Departments, Library Management, ICT experts, Laboratory Assistants, Lecturers and Tutors.