EFAC SCHOLARS ADMITTED TO JOIN VARIOUS GOVERNMENT PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
Blog post by Peter King'ori, a member of EFAC's Kenya Team
Students who performed very well on the 2014 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) national examination have been admitted to join public universities and colleges and will start their studies this month.
According to the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) board, only 80,000 students (out of 480,000 test takers) were given one of these coveted spots.
The board set the cut-off point for placement to degree programs at B, a score of 60 points for male candidates, and B-, a score of 58 points for female candidates. Medicine is the most competitive program across all universities, and other highly competitive courses include dental science, engineering (civil and electrical), architecture, pharmacy, and actuarial science.
Out of 49 EFAC scholars who sat for the national examinations, 47 have successfully been admitted to join public learning institutions. Some of the top EFAC scholars include Drusillah Mogire who has been placed to study Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Maseno University; Shadrack Kiprotich has been placed to study Bachelor of Actuarial science at Karatina University; and, David Nyangaresi has been placed to study Diploma in Civil Engineering at Kabete Technical Training Institute.
Scholars expressed their gratitude to EFAC as they received the news of their admission. Carolyne Musyoka who will be studying a Bachelor of Law at the University of Nairobi said, “I am so happy and look forward to studying law. I have practiced the art of public speaking and I am convinced that verbal battles in the courtroom aren’t a worry at all.” Sharon Muhando who has been admitted to study Bachelor of Medical Microbiology said, “I love medical microbiology because I am interested in research which will give me an opportunity to help the society find solutions to their health problems.”