After the official announcement of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results, students who did not qualify for university are left wondering what their future holds.
For the vast majority of candidates who were denied direct university admittance, it is never the end of the path.
The Kenyan government, according to Education CS Prof. George Magoha, is committed to ensuring that no learner is left behind.
Learn that students who received a C (plain) or lower on the Final exam can still enroll in employable courses.
At the same time, one can begin with a certificate and work their way up to a degree with time.
Below is a list of some of the courses one can attempt with a Grade C or below and still succeed in life.
Course in Computer Repairs
Incase you have interest in computers then this is the perfect course for you. Institutes such as Regional Centre Training Institute and Institute Advanced Technology (IAT) are some of the best in the country.
The Graduates from these institutions-and similar ones-are guaranteed repair jobs given the sheer numbers of people/institutions who own computers in the country.
Course in Automotive Engineering
Individuals what ho have taken time to study separates the very best mechanics with those who have perfected the art of trial and error. The Automotive engineering involves design, manufacturing, modification and maintenance of an automobile of cars other transportation vehicles. With this course ,one is a sure bet for those keen on being self employed or keen on working for big auto companies.
Course in Building and construction
Currently building a house is an expensive business.
Inorder to join this course you only require D Plain and can advance to a degree.
Course in Electrical and electronic engineering
A very attractive course that is worth checking out since it offers ready employment.
Course in Hospitality and Tourism
Infact this remains among the best courses.
Now with kcse mean grade of C, many colleges are admitting the students for this Diploma course.
One advantage with this is that one can land an opportunity in tourism sector or even convert his place to an AirBnB and professional manage his place professionally.
Course in Sales and Marketing
Various companies are looking for people who can market their products.
As such, taking such a course won’t be a bad idea. This equips you for the job market and also gives you knowledge on how to start and push your own products in the market.
Course in Journalism & Mass Communication
This is also one of the courses which doesn’t require a degree to get started.
Some of the journalists we know today have a Diploma.
All one needs is to have a mean grade of C, and a C+ (plus) either in English or Kiswahili. The beauty with this course is that you can start your blog and make money out of it.
Course in Administration
To become an administrator, you don’t have to hold a degree.
Many firms today are looking for people who they can trust with the management of the company.
Course in Information Technology
You can start from the certificate level to the highest levels you can imagine. This is one of the courses that will always be marketable. You just have to be good at it.
Course in Nutrition and Health
Many people today are in need of nutritional and health advice.
From health facilities to individuals, the places where nutritional experts are needed are so many.
This means that one can dive into the course with an aim of becoming a nutritional advisor.
Web and Graphic Design
Did you know that even with a D+ you could learn this course and become a sought-after person?
Today web creators and administrators are needed all over. Designers are also needed to help in decor and and designs.
Course in Accounting and Finance
Most companies and business are in need of accountants to manage their finances.
One can as well be surprised to find an accountant who holds no degree managing finances for degree holders and other learned people.
The above are just but some courses parents and guardians can consider advising their children about.
Infact let all candidates who received their results be reminded that all is not lost- that if they didn’t excel as per their expectations to see them to universities.