Following the release of the results of The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education on May 10 by Cabinet Minister of Education Professor George Magoha, there was an increase in the performance of many schools across the country despite stringent conditions that tests were conducted.
The students performed very well compared to last year’s results which produced a total of 123,436 students earning a minimum of C +. This year, a total of 143,317 students earning a minimum of C + are required to transit to public universities in Kenya.
When the results were released, Professor George Magoha congratulated the students who excelled in their exams and this is after the leading student scored an A plain of 87 points.
The increase in student numbers could force the Department of Education to raise the University cut off points from a C+ plus of 46 points to a C+ plus of 49 points to avoid overcrowding at public universities in the country.
Currently many universities are facing overcrowding due to rising admissions which has led to a lack of adequate accommodation facilities for all students.
Therefore, it won’t be business as usual as many students who may have attained a C+ plus of below 49 points may miss to secure a place in their dream university.
Keep tuned to find updates from KUCCPS run regarding the cutoff points for university entry here