Admission to public universities has been guaranteed for all 173,345 students who scored a C+ or higher on the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam last year.
There is enough space for everyone who completed the KCSE, according to Kenya Universities and College Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Agnes Wahome.
“I know there are a lot of concerns about whether we have enough space for students who qualify to join universities. “No student will be locked out, and there should be no cause for alarm,” she said on Saturday at Kangaru Boys High School in Embu County during a mentorship conference for youths from the region.
She urged the applicants not to be afraid to submit applications to the universities for the programs they desired.
She stated, “They should start submitting their applications because we have the capacity to enroll all those who meet the university entry points.”
But Dr. Wahome urged the candidates who didn’t want to attend college to enroll in technical colleges and enroll in diploma programs.
“There are several universities where students can enroll in programs that can help them realize their goals”, she said.
The CEO warned parents against pressuring their children into enrolling in courses they don’t want to.
She argued that youngsters should be free to select and pursue the educational paths they see fit.
Bursaries will be given to deserving candidates who want to enroll in colleges and institutions, according to Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire.
“In each ward, we are forming a bursary committee.” “Even children from extremely low-income families should have access to education,” she said.
The governor urged those transferring to colleges and universities to pursue education seriously in order to have a successful future.
“Male and female candidates should not cohabit when in school, this is time to learn but not cohabit, there is time for everything,” she added.
The Teachers Service Commission chairman, Dr Jamleck Muturi advised the candidates to keep off drugs.
“Drugs waste away the young people and should not be used at all,” he said.
The Manyatta MP Gitonga Mukunji and his Mbeere South counterpart Nephat Muriuki told the students to embrace technical courses.
“We have technical vocational learning institutions across the country which have plumbing, electrical and masonry courses. The learners should focus on these courses if they want to excel in life,” said Mr Muriuki.
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