125,449 students to join public universities

Kenyatta University main campus PHOTO FILE

All 125,449 students who sat last year’s KCSE exam and attained a mean grade of C+ and above will join local public universities.

This is against a declared capacity of 193,878.

The  announcement puts to rest speculations that the Ministry of Education was reportedly mulling over pushing the government to raise cut-off points.

According to Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, KUCCPS , a total of 688,928 are qualified for placement to tertiary institutions at various levels under Government sponsorship

“Universities have declared a capacity of 193,878, which is enough to absorb all those who met the minimum requirement for admission to degree programmes and are willing to pursue courses in Universities,” said KUCCPS CEO Dr John Muraguri in a statement.

 KUCCPS now  has opened its online student portal for application and  the process will come to a close on Monday, March 9, 2020, at 5.00 pm.

563,479 who scored C and below for they stand a chance to join Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.