The ICE was Established under the Goverment Notice No.159,published on 26th July 1996. Currently,it is operating under the University Act No7 of 2005. ICE is the armof the OUT for developing,promoting and undertaking the provision of continuing lifelong learning through the open and distance learning(ODL) mode.The mission of the ICE is,therefore,to develop and disseminate knowledge and skills required fro the enhancement of competencies and effective solutions to the economic and social problems of our society.
ICE has a mandate to offer non-degree eeducational Diploma,Certificate and demand Drien short Courses. All these courses are currentlybeing offered through a distance education mode expect the demand driven courses which involve mostly face-to-face sessions.