UON Left For Top KCSE Students

The University of Nairobi will admit the largest number of 2019 KCSE candidates who scored grade A according to the placement results released by the ministry of education.

The top University in the country will take in 313 of the 630 top students. Among the students that will be going the Unversity is Tonny Wabuko Buluma to study Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.

After Nairobi University, it is the Juja based campus that will follow with the number of A students it will admit. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) will admit a total of 117 A-students.

The remain University will admit the A students as follows; Kenyatta University will take 64, Moi University will admit 53 while Egerton University and Technical University will admit 26 and 17 respectively.

Universities that will admit the least number of students who scored As include Maseno which will have 10, Mount Kenya University 8, and Masinde Muliro will admit only six.

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Breaking the norm is one Bruno Sharif Kahindi, who scored an A of 81 points and opted to take a diploma course in pharmaceutical technology at Nairobi Technical Training Institute.

Courses that were dominated by top students include actuarial science, computer science, pharmacy, engineering, and medicine.

While releasing the at Kenya Institute of Curriculum, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said of 122,831 students have secured a placement to University degree courses while 88,724 got a place in Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions.

“Of those placed in TVET, 53,726 will be admitted to a diploma, 29,112 to craft certificate, and 5,886 to artisan certificate courses.

The TVET number is expected to increase once the ministry receives returns from institutions where students may have registered directly.

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It is also noted that the placement service undertakes continuous placement of students to TVET institutions, which will further grow the enrolment,” said Prof Magoha.

From the analysis of degree placements by gender; 70,050 (57%)  are male while 52,781 (43%) are female. The total placement capacity in the universities was 145,000.

Statistics show that a total of 68 universities will admit students, with Nairobi University admitting 5,894, JKUAT 6006, Kisii University 5566, Kenyatta University  5659, Moi University 4948 among others.

Among the private universities, Mount Kenya University will admit 4400 students against its capacity of 4885.

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