The final university placement for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates will commence on Monday, 26th July.
This comes after the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) closed the revision window.
The Government, however, raised concerns over the low number of applicants within tertiary institutions as most students opt for university courses.
"We have opportunities but very few are ready to take them. It is a countrywide problem where you will rarely find a young person committed to taking a vocational course," Wahome stated.
She urged students to take up opportunities within the tertiary colleges in order to acquire the necessary skills needed in the world market.
Medicine, dental science, engineering (civil and electronic), architecture, pharmacy, and actuarial science were the most popular courses selected by many students.
However, Bachelor of Education (music), Bachelor of Arts (Music), Anthropology, Ethnobotany, and Physical Education were on the bottom of students’ wish list.
According to KUCCPS, 67,790 students secured placement to pursue degree courses in the 31 public universities of Kenya. 11,523 will be expected to join middle-level colleges for diploma courses.
Those who scored good grades but picked competitive courses in their top three choices ended up missing out on all.
The report further indicated that very few students selected artisan and technical courses.
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