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.
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 Data
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.
Is webometrics credible? 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.
PS: 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
- Moi University
- Egerton University
- Kenyatta University
- Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
- Maseno University
- Strathmore University Nairobi
- Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology
- South Eastern Kenya University
- Catholic University of Eastern Africa
- Kenya Medical Training College
- Mount Kenya University
- United States International University
- Kenya Methodist University
- Daystar University
- Technical University of Kenya
- African Virtual University
- Pwani University
- Kenia Institute of Management
- East African School of Aviation Embakasi Nairobi
- Michuki Technical Institute Muranga
- University of Eastern Africa Baraton
- Technical University of Mombasa (Mombasa Polytechnic University College)
- Eldoret University
- Zetech University
- Saint Paul’s University Limuru
- Masai Mara University
- Karatina University
- Kabarak University
- Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (Kimathi University College of Technology)
- KCA University
- Meru University of Science & Technology
- Chuka University
- Africa Nazarene University
- Tangaza University College
- Amani College
- Kenya School of Government
- Pan Africa Christian University
- Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
- Embu University College
- Multimedia University of Kenya
- Railway Training Institute Nairobi
- University of Kabianga
- Kenya Forestry Research Institute
- Nairobi Institute of Business Studies
- Laikipia University
- Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science & Technology (Bondo University College)
- University of Nairobi
- Co-operative University of Kenya
- Adventist University of Africa
- Management University of Africa
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