Private Twilight: Wither Private Universities in Kenya

  • Ishmael I. Munene
Keywords: Kenya higher education, private universities, public universities, government policy


It is a trying time for private universities in Kenya.  Declining market share and attendant financial woes are ominous signs for the once vibrant sector. The article identifies the blurring of institutional distinctiveness, government policy promoting public growth and public sector resurgence through the privatization as factors precipitating the private decline.

Author Biography

Ishmael I. Munene

Ishmael I. Munene is associate professor in the Educational Leadership Department, Northern Arizona University.

How to Cite
Munene, I. I. (2015). Private Twilight: Wither Private Universities in Kenya. International Higher Education, (79), 18-19.
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