This study examined the readiness of Kampala International University Doctoral Students for open
and distance education and related this readiness to gender, income and perceived user friendliness of ICT.
Using a self-administered questionnaire, data were collected from 43 of these students and analysed using
means, t-test and correlation analyses. The findings were that there is relationship between each of gender,
income and perceived user friendliness of ICT and readiness for open and distance learning. However, only the
relationship between perceived user friendliness of ICT and the said readiness was found to be statistically
significant. Therefore, it was concluded that, if they are to be ready for open and distance education, the
students deserve equal encouragement, exposure and training with respect to the use of ICT, notwithstanding
their gender and income differentials.