The University of Embu has overtaken the University of Nairobi (UoN) and other state corporations with its stellar performance in the financial year 2019/20.
A report by Nation on Tuesday, July 13, indicated that the university had ranked top in a study done by the Ministry of Public Service and Gender.
The study was aimed at evaluating the performance of ministries, state corporations and tertiary institutions for 2019/20.
According to the Ministry of Public Service, the university received a 2.1250 excellent composite score followed by Tharaka Nithi University College with 2.1791.Towers at the University of Nairobi
The University of Nairobi ranked third with 2.2621 points.
UoE Chancellor Prof Paul Musili noted that the relatively new institution was able to beat the other 36 public universities due to its adaptation of a culture of excellence.
The university's vice-chancellor, Prof Daniel Mugendi, on the other hand, noted that the commitment from the university community and all stakeholders was able to see them achieve the feat.
For years, UoN has ranked as the best university across the country and still remains the best when it comes to academic ranking.
In January 2021, UoN was ranked the top institution in East Africa and 13 in Africa by a new Webometrics Ranking.
Eight Kenyan universities made it to the top 200 list in the ranking of universities in Africa. Kenyatta University is third in Kenya and 40 in Africa.
Moi University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Agriculture (JKUAT) were at positions four and respectively. In the continent, they were ranked number 50 and 51 respectively.
The University of Embu (UoEm) was established as a constituent college of the University of Nairobi. It is the successor of the former Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) College which started in 1947 as an agricultural training school and was later renamed Embu Institute of Agriculture in 1968.
In 1990, it was upgraded to be Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) College whose mandate was to develop and implement short management and technical courses, and offer research and consultancy services to enhance performance in the agricultural sector.University of Embu celebrate after being ranked the best performing.
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