The University Of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi (UON) is the largest university in Kenya. Although its history as an educational institution goes back to 1956, it did not become an independent university until 1970 when the University of East Africa was split into three independent universities: Makerere University in Uganda, the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and the Nairobi University.

On 20 May 1964, the Royal College Nairobi was renamed University College Nairobi as a constituent college of the inter-territorial Federal University of East Africa, and henceforth the enrolled students were to study for degrees of the University of East Africa rather than the University of London.

In 1970, the University College Nairobi transformed into the first national university in Kenya and was renamed the University of Nairobi.

The University is located in Kenya's capital Nairobi. All its campuses are located within the major towns in Kenya with easy reach. The University had remained for long the only university in Kenya.

The university is the largest in Kenya with a student population of over 40,000 both undergraduate and post graduate. The University has limited accommodation for its students.

The academic courses offered by the University have contributed significantly to the high-level training requirements of human resources in Kenya and Africa.

Besides traditional areas, highly specialised areas such as Agricultural Science, Diplomacy and International Relations, Development Studies and Mass Communication are some of the areas not catered to by any other educational institution of higher learning in the country and the region.

These addition of a continuing education or module II degree, diploma and certificate programmes has opened up the option of learning for those Kenyans, and even non-Kenyans who are not able to secure admission in the University itself due to limited places in the module I degree programmes.

In view of the rapid expansion and complexities in administration, the university underwent a major restructuring in 1983 resulting in decentralization of the administration through the creation of six campus colleges and schools headed by principals.

The university has embarked on upgrading it's IT infrastructure resulting in the first University students' portal where students can get all the information including admission requirements for programmes.

See More information on public Universities in Kenya here

From University of Nairobi back to home page

This institution is a great Unique institution. We have varied experiences about it, let's share them here

This college is a modern Institution that has played a vital role in the Kenyan higher education system. This unique institution has transformed individuals and is a great source of intellectuals in Kenya. Let's share our experiences about it.

Want something? Search this

website and the net here.