Higher education in one of the most developed African countries
Although some countries of Africa are somewhat lagging behind other continents concerning the education sector, positive changes are taking place in Kenya. One of the most developed countries in Africa, officially known as the Republic of Kenya, this is a place where primary and higher education are at a quite high level.
There are 48 universities in Kenya, 22 of which are public, and other higher educational institutions are private. Institutions provide students with Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degrees. Some universities in Kenya are highly commercialised institutions and only a small percentage of high school graduates are admitted on limited government-sponsorship.
When choosing a university students need to consider to which category of university to apply to, because future employment depends on the specialisation of the graduate. The first category of universities is the most prestigious; however, the process of entering them is much more complicated. Primarily applicants who have graduated from private schools have more of a chance to proceed to these universities. The level of education in these universities is very high. Foreign students come to study in universities in Kenya usually under the same conditions.
The most preferred tourist attractions in Kenya are the coastal beaches, national parks and reserves. There are also many animal shelters, museums, snake parks, historical monuments and wild safaris that can keep a student busy and hungry for trying new activities in their leisure time.
Top 3 reasons to study in Kenya:
- Top universities in East Africa especially in the field of ICT
- Growing number of students, also international ones
- Warm and humid tropical climate and amazing nature
Did you know this about Kenya?
- The roots of higher education in Kenya track back only to 1956 – the founding of the Royal Technical College in Nairobi, which in 1970 became the first university in the country – University of Nairobi.
- Nairobi, the capital of Kenya is the “safari capital” of the world.
- Kenya was named after Mount Kenya from the Kikuyu name Kere-Nyaga (“Mountain of Whiteness”).