62,851 students placed in universities

62,851 students of the 615,772 candidates who sat the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) last year have been placed in universities across the country.

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed made the announcement Monday morning at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development when she released the placement to Universities and Colleges report.

She said 553 students who qualified to join universities chose to do diploma courses instead.  The CS further said 3,619 of 5,747 of students who got a C+ and above, applied but did not competitively secure admission in the universities.

She urged the placement council to individually reach out to the 2,128 students who did not apply and give them a chance to apply for courses of their choice.

She added that the ministry is determined to ensure that no qualified student is denied a chance to join university.

In last year’s exam, 540,428 candidates (90%) scored between grade E and C plain compared to 482,232 in 2016.

A majority of the candidates had a D minus, a performance that has raised eyebrows and formed debate on various fronts.

More to follow……………



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