On February 6th Education Cabinet secretary Amina Mohammed launched the placement exercise of students joining universities, and other tertiary institutions this year. The exercise will see over 90,744 students who scored C+ and above join both public and private universities, the CS advised universities to open their online platforms to allow students looking to join the higher education, select programs they want to pursue.
speaking during the launch the CS said 121,288 students who scored between C plain and C minus are eligible for placement in diploma courses at TVET institutions, under the government sponsorship. She added that 244,436 who scored D and D+ qualify for placement in craft certificate courses in TVET institutions.
The CS assured that all students who did KCSE in 2018 will proceed to join higher education institutions saying, “To guarantee that, we will not drop any candidate who sat the 2018 KCSE, all 194,721 students who scored E and D minus in the examination are eligible for selection to artisan courses an the existing 800 vocational Education and Training VET institutions.”
Amina refuted claims that Universities resources ware stretched to accommodate the high number of students this year, this will be the highest intake in three years for universities compared to 2017 and 2016 where 70,073 and 88,929 scored c+ and above respectively. last year Mount Kenya University received the highest number of students in private universities with a total number of 2,247 against its capacity of 4,995 followed by Kabarak university which admitted 2,181. in public universities JKUAT recorded the highest number followed by UON.