Kenyan Universities Rank Higher Than Ever In Global Index


Spanish research firm Webometrics has just released its ranking and University of Nairobi is ranked as the 5th best University in Africa this year. The school took two steps from its seventh position in last year’s ranking. What a feat!

This is happening at the time some universities got themselves into a tangle of problems for not meeting up with standard requirements of Commission for University Education (CUE).

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Of course, schools like Kisii University whose ten campuses were closed indefinitely last week to enable the institution get back on track can’t related to the UON latest feat.

This latest achievement of University of Nairobi, places the university at position 697 globally as well as one of the 3 percent in the world.

Also, in the just released Webometrics ranking, Kenyatta University was ranked 18, meaning the school took as many as 20 steps compared to last year’s 38.

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Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, which was position 44 in the previous ranking now takes the former position of Prof Olive Mugenda-led University (Kenyatta University).

This puts Kenyatta and Jomo Kenyatta universities at position 1,915 and 2,851 globally respectively.

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Brief History Of University of Nairobi

University of Nairobi is a corporate body founded by an Act of Parliament Cap 210 of the Laws of Kenya. The school is the pioneer institution of University education in Kenya and the surrounding region.

The University of Nairobi has been ranked several times for its greatness and the invaluable opportunity it grants to students. The school is also known for being the only institution of higher learning in Kenya for a long time, and still provided high level manpower training needs of the national regional and Africa as a continent.