How to Become a Professor in Kenya Right Now

Professors are experts in with the higher education level and the highest rank as a result of their higher education level. Professors typically hold multiple PhDs, indicating that they have conducted more expensive research over a longer period of time than lecturers.

Becoming a professor is the best option because you will always be paid more, allowing you to easily achieve financial freedom.

Do you want to know how to become a professor in Kenya? So I’ll give you some pointers that will help you land your dream job.

Guidelines to Become a Professor in Kenya

Here is the step by step guide on how to become a professor in Kenya:

  1. Attain a minimum mean grade of C+ in the KCSE.
  2. Pursue your desired course in the University so as to be a degree holder.
  3. Attain a Master’s degree in your field of specialization. Here specialize in doing in depth research about your course.
  4. Pursue a PHD in a well-known university in Kenya. You really need to have a PHD as this is the only key of becoming a professor in Kenya.
  5. Specialize in a subject area. You opt to have a three year teaching experience in order to expertise. Also, you need a minimum of 60 publications of which at least 42 should be from referred scholarly journals
  6. Working experience. You have to gain experience by teaching in the universities so as to perfect your skills.

I hope you have gotten an idea on how to become a professor in Kenya.

You may be interested in knowing the number of professors in Kenya which ranges from 1,500 to 2,000 with the majority working in the public universities.

Do you want to know the most learned professor in Kenya? The most learned professor in Kenya is Professor Kivutha Kibwana followed by Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o.

The youngest professor in Kenya is Dr. Purity Ngina who pursued her PHD in Strathmore University, bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Chemistry in Egerton University and a Master’s degree in Egerton University.

Richest Professors in Kenya

  1. Prof. Kivutha Kibwana.
  2. Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o.
  3. Dr. William Rutto.
  4. Prof. Kithure Kindiki.
  5. Prof. Paul Chepkwony.

These are the famous professors in Kenya who are really rich.


To summarize, being a professor is the best career that you can get into. It is only after attaining higher education levels that you make the required skills in lecturing students. Pursue your dream course and specialize in being a professor in the future.

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