University of Nairobi has been ranked as a top performer in training of both arts and science subjects according to the latest survey released today.
The study by CPS International indicate that Kenya’s premier institution of higher learning offers 14 per cent (282 courses) of science compared to the rest of universities.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) followed the list with 242 science courses (12 per cent), Kenyatta University (7.5 per cent), Egerton University was fourth with 3.1 per cent while Maseno was ranked fifth.
Others in the top ten included Strathmore, Moi, Masinde Muliro, University of Eldoret, Technical University of Kenya and Mount Kenya University.
Speaking while releasing the results yesterday, CPS consultant Herman Manyora pointed out that public universities offer more science programmes than private ones.
“The top five public universities offer 46.1 of sciences while top five private universities offer 7.2 per cent of all science courses in the country,” he said.
Even though government capitation and research grants for private universities income stands at zero per cent and three per cent respectively, private universities still offer 13 per cent of total sciences, Manyora noted.
University of Nairobi was also ranked the first in art programmes with 89 courses (9.8per cent) followed by Kenyatta University with 88 courses (9.7 per cent) while Moi became third with 75 courses 8.3per cent.
In the top five private university category, MKU tops both sciences and arts list at 3.1 per cent with 64 courses and 30 courses (3.3 per cent) respectively.
University of Eastern Africa Baraton was second in sciences at 2 per cent, followed by Kenya Methodist at 1.2 per cent, Kabarak at 0.9 per cent, Strathmore at 0.7 per cent while Daystar had 0.6 per cent.
On the number of universities offering certificates and diploma programmes, Maseno led followed by Mount Kenya Universitym GRESTA, University of Nairobi, JKUAT, and Egerton University in that order.
Based on which course is offered by what university, Manyora pointed out that employers would seek consultancy or recruit employees based on which course is offered.