Thousands of students wishing to enroll in universities and colleges this year will be relieved to learn that the government has lowered the minimum requirements for some courses offered at universities around the country through the KUCCPS.
In order to meet the minimum requirements for various degree programs, students attending university this year will have to choose other disciplines.
As a result of changes and advancements in the education sector, as well as requests from the job market, the Kenyan government has created new courses to address work market dynamics.
Those likely to benefit are student pursuing bachelor’s degrees in fields such as:
- fashion, and design among many others.
With some many courses,minimum grades for mathematics, biology, and other subjects will be reduced or replaced with other subjects as a result of the reviews.
Above new criteria were developed to recognize areas such as agriculture and education, where many students are disadvantaged by the minimum subject requirements to enrol in institutions, according to KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer Mercy Wahome.
These new standards will apply to KCSE students who took the national exams in March this year when they apply for university and college placement.
Dr. Mercy Wahome also stated in the new standards that home science will be recognized as one of the subjects for students pursuing degree courses in fashion and design, which was previously not the case.