Today the CS of Education professor George Magoha will be issuing university and college placement details. This comes after KCSE was released two weeks ago. The students who sat for their KCSE early this year we’re approximately 70,000.
The CS will be issuing the official university entry grades and points for the year 2020/2021.
Magoha is expected to announce whether all the 143, 140 students who scored the minimum university entry grade of C+ and above in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will get slots in public universities.
He is also expected to issue placement options to middle-level colleges for the other 500,000 who did not meet university entry grade.
The CS will also state all the available spaces in private and public universities and the courses that will be available so that the students can start choosing courses.
The 2020 KCSE Students will know the available courses and capacities in all the certificate and diploma colleges.
Data from the preceding three years reveals that Bachelor of Education normally receives very many applications during revisions.
Bachelor of Commerce ranks second among the most selected degree and Diploma courses with Bachelor of Pharmacy emerging third.
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Quantity Surveying, Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Law are also highly preferred by students.
Data given by KUCCPS shows that medicine, pharmacy, engineering, architecture and economics remain the most preferred courses by the top-performing candidates because the courses require high and good grades.
Today Details of this year’s courses and capacities will be made clear after the CS of education Magoha releases the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) revision timelines.
Last year, Kisii University said to be having the highest available capacity of 6, 860, which was then followed by Maseno University with 6, 765.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT) was number three in terms of intake capacity of 6, 326 as University of Nairobi said it had 6, 227 available spaces.
Kenyatta University took position declaredfive in terms of available capacity of 5, 638, hence among the top five institutions with highest capacities.
These numbers are expected to change this year.