University of Nairobi lands top position in Kenya, sixth in Africa

February 1, 2016, 7:27am


The University of Nairobi's main entrance. The institution has been ranked as the best in Kenya. FILE PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP on the Daily Nation

By MARYANNE GICOBI, the Daily Nation

The University of Nairobi (UoN) has been rated as the best in Kenya and sixth in Africa.

This is according to Webometrics, 4ICU, Times Higher Education (THE) and the Journals Consortium.

In the Webometrics ranking done in January 2016, in which over 24,000 world institutions were ranked, UoN emerged in position 697 in the World and sixth in Africa.

Kenyatta University was second in Kenya, position 30 in Africa and 1,915 in the world followed by Moi University (54 in Africa, 2,492 in the world).

According to another 2016 global ranking done by 4International Colleges and Universities, (4ICU), University of Nairobi was ranked top, followed by Egerton University, Moi University, Kenyatta University, and Strathmore.

UoN was rocked by tussles pitting Vice Chancellor Peter Mbithi against his deputy Prof Bernard Njoroge, which lead to the latter being suspended for six months.