Top Universities in Kenya: Universities
in Kenya are divided into two categories namely the Public
Universities and The Private Universities. Public
Universities are owned by the government of Kenya and
hence partly funded by the state. In this Universities
there are two categories of students. The regular students
who attained a minimum of grade B+ at the high
school level and parallel students who attained a minimum
of C+. In both categories, a student must pass in English
The regular students are partially
funded by the government through the cost sharing
programme. Parallel students pay fully for their courses
and do not enjoy the Government subsidy. The parallel
programme was started to ensure that those students who
attained the minimum university requirement of C+ are not
denied University Education.
Private Universities admit students who
attained a minimum of C+ with passes in both English and
Mathematics. Private Universities are either owned
by Groups like churches or individuals. Some private
Universities are branches of international universities
found in other countries.
Course offered vary a lot and one needs
to go through brochure from the different universities to
make informed decisions. The fees structures also differ
from university to university.
The strength of the degree you obtain
from a particular university college is relatively the
same though different countries easily accept papers from
some universities as compared to others. employers also
may acknowledge one university over the other.
Greater research is therefore needed
before embarking in university education in Kenya.