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Institute for Educational Development, East Africa


This study assessed the influence of government policies on students' mobility in private universities in Nairobi County, Kenya. This study employed a descriptive quantitative survey design. 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. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22.0 was used to analyse quantitative data. Descriptive analysis, inferential statistics, and regression analysis were used to analyse the findings. Descriptive statistics such as standard deviation, percentages, and mean scores were computed appropriately. Binary logistic regression analysis was adopted to find out the extent of the effect on the dependent variables of independent variables. The study concluded that government policies significantly influence the mobility of students in private universities in Nairobi County in Kenya. The Government agencies through the Commission for University Education (CUE), Ministry of Education (MOE), Kenya Universities and Colleges Placement Service (KUCCPS), and Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) that are concerned with the welfare of students and need to control the alarming cases of student mobility should take measures to review the existing policies that guide learning in institutions of higher education and introduce systematic measures that can enhance student engagement while undertaking their studies.

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Editon Consortium Journal of Curriculum andEducational Studies


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