Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has instructed the Kenya universities and college central placement service (KUCCPS) to promptly align cluster and entry points with the recently implemented KCSE grading system.
Speaking during the release of the KCSE exam on Mondayat Moi Girls Eldoret , Machogu announced that the government had ordered for a reduction in compulsory subjects within the grading system from five to two.
Machogu emphasized that the updated system would enable more 2023 KCSE candidates to pursue their desired courses at universities and colleges.
“I now direct the KUCPS to align the university and colleges entry grades to the new grading system,” he stated.
A total of 1,216 Candidates scored a mean grade of A. 825 are males while 391 are females.
201,133 candidates who sat the 2023 KCSE examination qualified for the University set points.
At the same time Machogu directed KUCCPS to launch an intensive campaign to raise awareness among students about the available university and college courses for KCSE candidates.
Last year, the Ministry of Education introduced a new grading system that began implementation in the 2023 KCSE exam.
Under the new grading structure, only two mandatory subjects were necessary for calculating the mean grade.
In the revised grading system for the 2023 KCSE exam, the sole mandatory subjects are Mathematics and one language (English, Kiswahili, or Kenyan Sign Language).
In addition , KNEC considered the five best-performed subjects by the candidate.
This reform is anticipated to increase the number of students qualifying for university, diploma, and TVET training at certificate and artisan levels.