Webometrics which has for a long time been thought to be the only reliable university ranking company has released its July 2017 rankings that present a different  view. In this article, you will get to understand why new Webometrics rankings  are nothing more than garbage.

New Webometrics University Rankings prove how unreliable and Inaccurate it is
New Webometrics University and college Rankings prove how unreliable and Inaccurate it is/Photo

 

How Unreliable and Inaccurate webometrics rankings are

July 2017 webometrics rankings are out and  University of Nairobi  is ranked 47 in Kenya while Moi University is on top (Full Rankings available below).

In previous  webometrics rankings released some few months ago, University of Nairobi was number 1 (one) in the rankings. So, what went wrong that it slipped to 47 within some few months?

Web analytics

Latest web analytical data shows that University of Nairobi website is the most visited among learning institutions in Kenya. In general, University of Nairobi is the 39th most visited website in Kenya and Moi University comes at 368th (Data source Alexa)

In terms of scholarly cited articles in the internet, our data indicates that University of Nairobi is the most cited. Then how can little known universities and colleges like Tangaza University College, Amani College, Kenya Coast National Polytechnic, Embu University College, Railway Training Institute Nairobi rank above University of Nairobi?

There is no reason at all that can justify the authenticity of webometics rankings.

 

My Take
July 2017 webometrics university rankings were very inaccurate and unreliable in every possible way. The whole idea of ranking Universities and Colleges is to measure their performances and growth with respect to certain standards. Which measurements are these that webometics used to place Amani College above University of Nairobi? Nothing can be more  misleading than that.

 

P/S: It is time reliable auditing firms like KPMG, Deloitte, PWC e.t.c take up this role of ranking universities.

 

July 2017 Webometrics University Rankings: Top 50 in Kenya

 

  1. Moi University
  2. Egerton University
  3. Kenyatta University
  4. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
  5. Maseno University
  6. Strathmore University Nairobi
  7. Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology
  8. South Eastern Kenya University
  9. Catholic University of Eastern Africa
  10. Kenya Medical Training College
  11. Mount Kenya University
  12. United States International University
  13. Kenya Methodist University
  14. Daystar University
  15. Technical University of Kenya
  16. African Virtual University
  17. Pwani University
  18. Kenia Institute of Management
  19. East African School of Aviation Embakasi Nairobi
  20. Michuki Technical Institute Muranga
  21. University of Eastern Africa Baraton
  22. Technical University of Mombasa (Mombasa Polytechnic University College)
  23. Eldoret University
  24. Zetech University
  25. Saint Paul’s University Limuru
  26. Masai Mara University
  27. Karatina University
  28. Kabarak University
  29. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (Kimathi University College of Technology)
  30. KCA University
  31. Meru University of Science & Technology
  32. Chuka University
  33. Africa Nazarene University
  34. Tangaza University College
  35. Amani College
  36. Kenya School of Government
  37. Pan Africa Christian University
  38. Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
  39. Embu University College
  40. Multimedia University of Kenya
  41. Railway Training Institute Nairobi
  42. University of Kabianga
  43. Kenya Forestry Research Institute
  44. Nairobi Institute of Business Studies
  45. Laikipia University
  46. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science & Technology (Bondo University College)
  47. University of Nairobi
  48. Co-operative University of Kenya
  49. Adventist University of Africa
  50. Management University of Africa

 

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