It is true what they say, attending a good university puts you in a better place when looking to be employed. Employers often ask where you studied at.
There are so many universities one can go to these days unlike before where there were only a few. This and the new education system have made it easier for one to qualify to join one.
Pursuing a course of your interest in a university known to offer the best in the same field is something every student should strive to achieve.
If you are looking for a place to study, here are some of the best public universities in Nairobi you should consider:
- University of Nairobi
The University of Nairobi was established in the 1970’s and has always ranked the highest among the other public universities in Kenya.
UON offers courses and programs that officially result in recognized higher education degrees such as diploma courses, certificates, foundation degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees in several areas of study.
Studying law at this university would be your best choice.
This 49-year old higher education institution admits students based on their past academic results and the fact that its admission rate is so high, it is the least selective university.
- Kenyatta University
Kenyatta University, a research public institution founded 34 years ago, is located in the suburban setting of Nairobi city.
It is a non-profit public university that offers courses in several areas of study. The university has open-learning, e-learning, school-based, part-time and full-time teaching
If you want to pursue education, KU is your best chance of becoming a highly valued teacher.
The admission range is 90 to 100 % making this Kenya’s higher education organization a least selective institution.
- Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Just as the name suggests, this 25-year-old public university is the best when it comes to agricultural and technological courses. Their academic structure includes faculties of agriculture, science college of engineering and technology, the school for human resources development, school of law, architecture and building sciences, institute of computer science and technology, institute of energy and environmental technology, and institute of biotechnology research.
This is as well the least selective institution and admits students based on the student’s past academic records and grades.
- Multimedia University of Kenya.
Riding on technology being their motto, Multimedia University of Kenya, founded in 2008, is located in the urban setting of Nairobi.
It was first founded as a central training school in 1948 to serve as East Africa Posts training school. The control vested in Kenya posts and telecommunications corporations when the East Africa community collapsed then upgraded to Kenya college of communications and technology in 1992. In 2008, it transformed into the current multimedia university of Kenya which became a fully-fledged university in 2013.
This public university offers courses in fields such as communication, business studies, ICT, and engineering.
Being an ICT center of excellence, anyone considering to pursue a course in this field should enroll in the university. Communication graduates from this school are also valued in the job market.
If you want to study at a public university in Nairobi, this is your best bet. With the above public universities, you can never go wrong. Look through their requirements and enrollment policies and if you qualify, apply. All the best!