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Institute for Educational Development, East Africa


The study sought to investigate the relationship between the quality of learning and student inter-university transfer in private universities in Kenya. This study targeted 26 registered private universities (including private university constituents where mobility rate records are too high) in Nairobi County, Kenya. The research sample size was 180 private university students and nine registrars. Quantitative data was analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22.0. Descriptive analysis, inferential statistics, and regression analysis were used to analyse the findings. Descriptive statistics such as mean scores, percentages, and standard deviation were computed appropriately. Binary logistic regression analysis was adopted to establish the extent of the impact on the dependent variables of independent variables. The study concludes that the quality of learning significantly influences students' mobility in private universities in Nairobi County in Kenya. Students prefer being in institutions of learning that can guarantee them quality education to enable them to get opportunities to thrive in the labour market. The study recommends that private universities invest in their respective infrastructure to ensure superior learning possibilities. There is a need to invest in qualified lecturers, classrooms, libraries, laboratories and many other things that contribute to quality learning. Student's mobility in private universities is in favour of institutions that are perceived to offer quality education.

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Journal of Education and Learning


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