The esteemed University of Nairobi has loads to do, to shake off the series of scandals that have surrounded the institution of higher learning.
According to recent reports, the institution is set to reprimand a lecturer who is accused of leaking exams to a student. The leaked information was quickly dispensed among students. However, this is not the first time that exams have been leaked.
School of Law Dean Prof Kiarie Mwaura said the lecturer has since been suspended to allow investigations to go on. In a statement shared on Nairobi News, Prof. Kiarie noted that stern measures will be taken. He said “We will take appropriate action once we get the report,” said Prof Mwaura. He said this was the first incident to be reported at the institution.”
For the institution this spells doom, leading many to question the illegitimacy of the education on offer at the University of Nairobi. However, in a recent report shared on the University of Nairobi site, the institution has been ranked 7 among the top 10 universities in Africa in 2020 by the African Exponent.
The African Exponent ranked universities in Africa based on licenses, accreditation by the relevant bodies in each country, mode of delivery of the courses; teaching and learning, four-year undergraduate degree and postgraduate programs offered.
The University of Pretoria, University of Capetown and University of Witwatersrand took positions 1, 2 and 3 respectively. The University of Lagos, University of Nairobi and Cairo University are the only other universities from other regions in Africa in the top 10 that are not from South Africa.
The last 6 months have been a very tumultuous period for the university.
The University of Nairobi Council announced the appointment of Prof. Stephen Kiama as the new Vice-Chancellor to take over from Peter Mbithi whose bid for a second term failed mid last year according to a report on The Sauce earlier this year. Varsity politics have taken center-stage, with the Ministry of Education intervening in the institution’s political wrangles.