Distance education is an important mode of education delivery. In the 21st century the importance of education cannot be underscored. Therefore, any methodology that can provide access to education for all (EFA) should be embraced. The current surge of interest in distance education has been brought about by contemporary technology that facilitates communication between the instructor and learner. Objectives of distance education have a high output especially improving skills, cost effectiveness, efficiency and improved content delivery by use of technology. In Kenya some students have relied on this mode of study to access education. Institutions of higher learning have embraced this mode though faced with several challenges. Despite this, distance education should be made accessible and designed to meet the needs of different types of students. With support from the government, the national goals of education can be met, hence a recommendation by this research that distance education be embraced alongside the conventional teaching mode.