In a country with high rates of unemployment, Kenyan employers are particularly picky on who they want in their workforce. Employers want the top graduates from the best universities in the country, to avoid high on-the-job-training cost and incompetency in terms of skills/knowledge. Universities with the highest employability rate for their graduates are also the most preferred by learners who are already in employment and those who are enrolling for undergraduate programmes.
In a study done by CPS International, the University of Nairobi is the most preferred university in Kenya by employers, supplying the highest number of graduates to Kenya’s job market and the top go to source for new staff. For every 10 jobs available, eight are likely to be taken up by public university graduates, especially those from the University of Nairobi, while the other two will likely go to private institutions like Mt Kenya University.
Here are the top 10 most preferred universities in Kenya by employers.
University of Nairobi
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Mount Kenya University
Technical University of Kenya
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
United States International University