University of Nairobi

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University of Nairobi is a collegiate research university with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. It offers a broad array of educational programmes. It is the biggest university in Kenya in terms of enrollment. Despite the fact that it has been in existence as an educational institution since 1956, it was not established as an autonomous university until 1970. Makerere University in Uganda, the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and the University of Nairobi in Kenya were formed out of the University of East Africa this year, which was divided into three distinct institutions.

There were 61,912 students enrolled at the institution for the 2011 academic year, with 49,488 of them being undergraduates and 12,424 being postgraduates. In order to meet the growing demand for higher education in Kenya, the institution established many policy frameworks and implemented self-funded enrolment (also known as'module 2').

The University of Nairobi was established in 1956 with the founding of the Royal Technical College, which accepted its first batch of A-level graduates for technical studies in April of the same year, marking the beginning of the university's existence. Royal Technical College was transformed into the second university college in East Africa on June 25, 1961, by Professor James Morton Hyslop, formerly of the University of Witwatersrand, and was admitted into a special relationship with the University of London, whereupon it began preparing students in the faculties of Arts, Science, and Engineering for award degrees from the University of London. During this time, students in other faculties, such as the Faculty of Special Professional Studies (later renamed the Faculty of Commerce) and the Faculty of Architecture, continued to provide diplomas for credentials from professional bodies/institutions via their coursework.