Education CS Prof. George Magoha encouraged students to enrol to a section of private universities to ease congestion in public institutions.
According to Prof. Magoha, private universities like Mount Kenya have developed excellent faculties over time, to the extent of competing favourably with top public institutions in the country.
“…and I dare say that some of the private universities like Mount Kenya University and a few others have excellent faculties right now, giving the public universities’ systems a run for their money,” said Prof. Magoha.
Prof. Magoha was speaking during the release of the 2020/2021 placement of government-sponsored students to universities and colleges at the K.I.C.D.
Only 122,831 students who sat for the 2019 KCSE exams were placed on government-sponsored degree courses, out of the 125,463 who qualified with a mean grade of C+
Mount Kenya University shines
Mount Kenya University was among the biggest winners in terms of enrolment numbers, with the institution allocated 4,400 students outweighing some of the public universities.Click here to find out if you were selected to join Mount Kenya University.
Other private universities were allocated as follows; Kabarak University (2,327), Kenya Method University (2,268), Catholic University of Eastern Africa (2,091) and KCA University (2,062).
Mount Kenya University had three programs in the 100 Most Competitive Degree Programmes by Cutoff Points 2020/2021, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Science in Nursing