By Luke Anami
To get a good job in Kenya today, one needs to have a degree from a reputable university.
This fact has pushed numerous youngsters to enroll in the myriad of schools offering higher education.
But even as students enroll in colleges and universities, it has emerged that the quality of education offered in different universities is different, and there are some universities that offer ‘better degrees’ than others.
And this means that graduates from these universities have a better chance in the employment market than those from other universities.
For instance, Human Resources specialists say a Law graduate from the University of Nairobi is more marketable than one from Kenyatta University (KU).
And an Egerton University graduate in Agriculture better than one from Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT).
But what is the reason for this preference?
“In Law, for instance, it is not the name of the university that matters but the curriculum of that course,” Prof Igara Kabaji, Director of Communication and Public Relations at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) says.
“The best curriculum in Law has been developed by Moi University. An LLB at Moi University was crafted such that there is no need for one to go to Kenya School of Law for a Diploma in Law in order to practice law in the country.
It is the best in the field to,” he says.
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