Over 700,000 students who sat 2020 KCSE national examinations are set to know courses allocated to them and universities they will pursue their dream careers on Tuesday 17th, August, 2021 (tomorrow) after the Placement body postponed it from today 16th, August, 2021due to unknown reasons.
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha is anticipated to release the placement results and the number of students who missed out on their dream courses due to stiff competition.
The Education Ministry revealed that at least all 143,000 candidates who obtained grades C+ and above will be absorbed into the degree courses in various institutions across the country.
Other students who failed to meet the minimum university entry grade won’t be forgotten as they will be placed in different diplomas, certificates, and artisan courses, as the government is trying to achieve the 100 transition policy.
Yet unknown is whether the 43,000 students who did not apply for any course during the first revisions or those who missed their preferred degree courses have been placed.
It is when the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) data is released that the most competitive courses, most preferred, and the least attractive courses will also be revealed.
Also set to be known is the universities that attracted the most applications as well as those that were not competitive to offer specific courses.
About 32,718 students qualified for admission to universities and colleges but missed out on their selected courses due to the stiff competitiveness of the programmes.
10,707 students who obtained the minimum university entry grade of C+ did not make any course selection with KUCCPS Chief Executive Mercy Wahome promising to track them to ensure they are not left behind.
CS Magoha during the 2020 KCSE examination results announcement, directed KUCCPS to engage with higher education regulatory bodies such as Commission for University Education (CUE) and the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) to guarantee readiness for enrolment of all candidates.
“This is in line with the Ministry of Education’s goal of providing fair and balanced access to quality and relevant higher education and training and the President’s policy of 100 per cent transition,” said Magoha.
President Kenyatta also directed that the 100 per cent transition for higher education be implemented with the Ministry of Education tasked to ensure all KCSE candidates transit to the next phase of education.
“Our government has ensured that every child in our country has a place to pursue a career, and everyone deserves a chance,” said Magoha.