University of Nairobi Is The Darling of Students, Parents and Employers – Study

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University of Nairobi is the most preferred learning institution by both parents and students in the country, a new study has revealed. Employers also prefer graduates from the university.

A study commissioned by Madison Insurance last month in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa revealed that 24% of students preferred to study at UoN while 49% of parents said they preferred their children to study there.

About 20% of the students said they preferred Kenyatta University followed by JKUAT at 8% and Moi at 6%

Among private institutions, students prefer the United States International University-Africa (USIU), followed by Daystar and Mount Kenya University.

Among employers who had preference when hiring, 84% said graduates from UoN had an advantage when seeking entry–level jobs, followed by JKUAT at 63.9%, Kenyatta (57%), Moi (45.6%), Egerton (19.6%), Maseno (6.3%) and Masinde Muliro at 3.8%.

Strathmore topped the private university category with 78% of respondents indicating preference for its graduates followed by Daystar at 57% and Catholic at 49%.

Here is the list of the 2017 top 16 preferred University graduates in Kenya by employers:

  1. University of Nairobi (UON)-84% graduate preference by employers
  2. Strathmore University-78% graduate preference by employers
  3. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) -63% graduate preference by employers
  4. Kenyatta University – 57% graduate preference by employers
  5. Daystar University-57% graduate preference by employers
  6. Catholic University – 59% graduate preference by employers
  7. Moi University-45% graduate preference by employers
  8. United States International University (USIU)-
  9. Egerton University-19%
  10. Kenya Methodist Univerity-17%
  11. Mount Kenya University (MKU)-13%
  12. University of Easter Africa
  13. Baraton University-7%
  14. Maseno University-6.3 % graduate preference by employers
  15. African Nazarene University-5%
  16. Masinde Muliro University-3.8%

The percentage indicate the preference in ranking by employers.

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