2021 KCSE Students who Attained A Mean Grade Of Below C+ Have A Reason To Smile Following KUCCPS Latest Announcement.
Only 145,145 candidates who appeared for the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam got university admission marks, based on the results announced by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Saturday, April 23.
Of the total candidates who sat for 2021 KCSE national examination, about 700,000 students missed out to attain minimum university entry grade.
However, students of D and above get a second chance in higher education with certificate and diploma courses.
Through the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) program, students who score C and C minus qualify for enrollment for diploma courses at any of the 31 known tertiary institutions across the country.
On the other hand, 495,686 candidates who have scored D+ and below can sign up for the certificate program – Craft Certificate Course for those with D and above and Artisan Certificate for those who have scored D+ and below.
“The number of candidates with minimum TVET Diploma course qualification in Grade C- and above in 2021 was 325,896 (39.27%). Hence, we need to invest more in TVET institutes, where the bulk of our KCSE exam graduates will study,” said Professor Magoha while announcing the KCSE 2021 results.
Notably, students scoring below C+ can also apply for college and TVET institute placements under Kenya University and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).
Students getting selected in colleges and tertiary institutions are eligible for government sponsorship through Higher Education Loan Board (HELB).
Before placements in universities, which are based on cluster points per subject, candidates can turn their fortunes in their favor by enrolling for bridging courses in the subjects required to join the particular course.
The education system in the country allows those students to become degree holders who score as low as D minus and even proceed to the level of Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Once a student completes their certificate education, they are eligible to enroll in diploma courses. In Kenya, Diploma courses take 2 to 3 years depending on the discipline and the institution.
Upon graduating with the highest performance, students can enroll for a degree course at the university and pursue the course of their dreams.
The Ministry of Education is all set to open the University Courses Application Process. Notably, 2021 KCSE top candidate Jariel Obura, who wants to pursue a degree in Medicine, may be called to the University of Meseno.
2021 KCSE Students who Attained A Mean Grade Of Below C+ Have A Reason To Smile Following KUCCPS Latest Announcement