List Of Universities Most Preferred As Students Keep Off Traditional Giants

By Virginia Mwangi / June 3, 2020 | 8:00 am



HELB universities course

When students sat down to select the universities they preferred and trusted would mold them to fit in the careers they wished to pursue, they must have considered numerous factors.

The release of High Learning enrolment by the Ministry of Education brings out the obviously most preferred institutions in Kenya by learners.

University of Nairobi (UON)

The University of Nairobi or simply UON has always been viewed as a sign of academic smartness, social class, and affluence which has for decades made it the first choice for learners.

UON, just as has been over the years, attracted interest from a huge number of the top-performing candidates in the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.

UON will enroll 5,894 students and has ranked highest as the higher learning institution with the most competitive courses sought after by the top performers hence the high competitiveness.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

JKUAT
Image of JKUAT

Located along the Thika Road Superhighway, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology or simply JKUAT attracted a majority of the enrolment of the government-sponsored courses.

JKUAT which will enroll 6,006 candidates has always been among the most preferred in Kenya and the high enrolment only comes as a surprise that it is more than the number of regular enrolments at UON.

Mount Kenya (MKU)

Mount Kenya however comes as a surprise that it would actually beat universities such as Kenyatta University, Masinde Muliro and Egerton with the number of enrolments.

The Mount Kenya University seemed the third-most preferred amongst KCSE candidates securing itself a surprisingly 4,400 students’ allocation.

Kabarak

Kabarak University was another shocker as 2019 KCSE candidates seem to have kept off traditional giants making Kabarak the second among most preferred among private universities.

Kabarak secured itself a high enrolment of 2,327 students who are expected to enroll upon communication.

Kenya Methodist University

The Kenya Methodist also common as KEMU came up to beat traditional giants that seem to be in deep slumber.

KEMU which is located in Meru County attracted an impressive 2,268 enrolment from the 2019 KCSE students.

Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

catholic-university

CUEA is known for its Christian values and topped the list of the top that attracted most of the 2019 KCSE candidates’ interest for enrolment.

Catholic University attracted 2,091 students for enrolment in the 2020/2021 academic year.

KCA University

To close the list of the most desired institutions by the 2019 KCSE candidates in their selection is KCA University.

The university located along the Thika Road Superhighway attracted an impressive 2,062 enrolment of students.

What Befell the Giant Universities in Kenya?

Egerton, Masinde Muliro, and Maasai Mara, once shone and were envied but the glitter seems to be shedding off going by the selection of universities by students.

Egerton, Masinde Muliro, and the Maasai Mara are attracting the least number of student enrolment because they have the highest number of degrees programmes that do not attract students in 2020.

Egerton according to the Ministry of Education offers eight courses that have not attracted a single student in the last few years while Maasai Mara offers six and five at the University of Embu.

Courses such as degrees in energy technology, automotive technology, building and construction, and medical engineering offered at Egerton no longer attract students.

The Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has urged high learning institutions to reform and review courses that have stalled since 2018 to attract better enrolment.

“The Ministry wishes to direct the institutions offering those programmes to establish why they are not attractive and implement corrective measures,” CS Magoha said during a launch for the 2019-2020 university placement at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).

Read Also 563,544 KCSE Candidates For 2019 To Miss Out Of University Admission







More Articles From This Author







Trending Stories










Other Related Articles










SOKO DIRECTORY & FINANCIAL GUIDE



ARCHIVES

2020
  • January 2020 (272)
  • February 2020 (310)
  • March 2020 (390)
  • April 2020 (321)
  • May 2020 (336)
  • June 2020 (329)
  • July 2020 (120)
  • 2019
  • January 2019 (253)
  • February 2019 (216)
  • March 2019 (285)
  • April 2019 (254)
  • May 2019 (272)
  • June 2019 (251)
  • July 2019 (338)
  • August 2019 (293)
  • September 2019 (306)
  • October 2019 (313)
  • November 2019 (362)
  • December 2019 (320)
  • 2018
  • January 2018 (291)
  • February 2018 (219)
  • March 2018 (278)
  • April 2018 (225)
  • May 2018 (238)
  • June 2018 (178)
  • July 2018 (256)
  • August 2018 (249)
  • September 2018 (256)
  • October 2018 (287)
  • November 2018 (284)
  • December 2018 (185)
  • 2017
  • January 2017 (183)
  • February 2017 (194)
  • March 2017 (207)
  • April 2017 (104)
  • May 2017 (169)
  • June 2017 (205)
  • July 2017 (190)
  • August 2017 (195)
  • September 2017 (186)
  • October 2017 (235)
  • November 2017 (253)
  • December 2017 (266)
  • 2016
  • January 2016 (165)
  • February 2016 (165)
  • March 2016 (190)
  • April 2016 (143)
  • May 2016 (245)
  • June 2016 (182)
  • July 2016 (271)
  • August 2016 (248)
  • September 2016 (234)
  • October 2016 (191)
  • November 2016 (243)
  • December 2016 (153)
  • 2015
  • January 2015 (1)
  • February 2015 (4)
  • March 2015 (166)
  • April 2015 (108)
  • May 2015 (116)
  • June 2015 (120)
  • July 2015 (148)
  • August 2015 (157)
  • September 2015 (188)
  • October 2015 (169)
  • November 2015 (173)
  • December 2015 (207)
  • 2014
  • March 2014 (2)
  • 2013
  • March 2013 (10)
  • June 2013 (1)
  • 2012
  • March 2012 (7)
  • April 2012 (15)
  • May 2012 (1)
  • July 2012 (1)
  • August 2012 (4)
  • October 2012 (2)
  • November 2012 (2)
  • December 2012 (1)
  • 2011
    2010
    2009
    2008
    2007
    2006
    2005
    2004
    2003
    2002
    2001
    2000
    1999
    1998
    1997
    1996
    1995
    1994
    1993
    1992
    1991
    1990
    1989
    1988
    1987
    1986
    1985
    1984
    1983
    1982
    1981
    1980
    1979
    1978
    1977
    1976
    1975
    1974
    1973
    1972
    1971
    1970
    1969
    1968
    1967
    1966
    1965
    1964
    1963
    1962
    1961
    1960
    1959
    1958
    1957
    1956
    1955
    1954
    1953
    1952
    1951
    1950