In every country there are greater institutions of learning that produce the next entrepreneurs that change the world and just like Stanford University in California and Kenya is no exception.
Kenya being in the front end of technology in Africa has grown its human resource base with brilliant and intelligent graduates making into tech each and every year.
JKUAT Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Might be the leading tech developers and techprenuer institution. It’s YCombinators of the best in technology in Kenya.
The campus has produced market leading developers like Okii the founder of Echorest ,Savykenya ,Maina Imani a software engineer with Twitter, M-Shamba founder who won the best agriculture startup in Safaricom Apps Star Challenge, Eureka founder that was the second best general App in the challenge respectively. It’s also the only institution full of hackers who watch movies before they premier with famous Hall Six being the ‘incubator’.
The campus produces best developers in software and is very dynamic with competitions being held in the institution on annual basis in all fields. This includes Jkuat Tech Expo, JLUG Hackathons.
It’s the most rising private university in Kenya with majors mainly in Computer science, IT and Accounting. The institution boosts of a tech hub inside its vast compound, Safaricom Tech Hub. The campus has produced the likes of Coders 4 Africa Technical director Kenya, Sheila Kimani Pulse writers, bloggers and many other tech developers that are building cool web and mobile apps in Africa.
The institution is positioned in a very feasible location surrounded with all Kenya tech hubs and accelerators like iHub ,m:Lab ,iLab and The GrowthHub.It lags behind due to lack of boarding facilities for students to share and do stuff together like JKUAT’s Hall Six.
University of Nairobi
UON is the oldest of all the campuses in Kenya. It was rated the best in Kenya in global rankings, with the support of MIT the institution boosts of a idea hub and prototyping base for engineering and design stuff. The computer science graduates of this campus mostly work for the cooperate world and few opt for self employment compared to JKUAT and Strathmore. The institution boosts of boarding facilities but the tech ecosystem is still low with many students lacking computers and poor internet access facilities. The growth potential is huge in the campus and it’s the best place to be due to proximity to the capital city and a large pool of early adopters due to a population of over 50k students.
It’s the current leading in population and infrastructure development in Kenya. The university boosts of ultra modern library and computer lab with very fast internet connectivity but less innovation is experienced in the institution.