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Mount Kenya University ranked among top universities in Kenya

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Alumni plaza, Mount Kenya University ,Main campus, Thika, Kenya.

A survey conducted by UniRanks, world’s university ranking body, has ranked Mount Kenya University (MKU) among the top five universities in Kenya.

In the listing MKU was number 51 in the continent.

Other universities named were University of Nairobi ranked at position six, Kenyatta University (28), Strathmore University (42), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (49).

United States International University Africa was listed at position (65), Egerton University (81), Moi University (82) and Methodist University (82).

The rankings were based on research, knowledge transfer, international outlook and teaching among other performance indicators which also included accreditation by relevant higher education bodies in their respective countries.

Also, the universities passed the mark for offering at least a three-year bachelor’s degree or postgraduate master’s or doctoral degree or delivering courses predominantly in a traditional non-distance education format.

However, in the continental arena, South Africa takes the lion’s share with 19 universities dominating most of the positions in the top 100 and seven among the top ten.

South Africa’s University of Cape Town clinched the top position, followed by compatriots from the same country; University of Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria and Stellenbosch University.

Egypt’s University of Cairo was placed 5th overall, a slot ahead of the University of Nairobi. Egypt has 15 universities among the top charts, as Nigeria and Algeria share the spoils with 10 universities at the top.