The Kenya Universities and College Central Placement Service ( KUCCPS) Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Agnes Wahome has announced that all 173,345 candidates who scored grade C+ and above will be admitted to public universities.
Speaking at Kangaru Boys High School in Embu county during a guidance and mentorship conference for youths from the area, the CEO asked all the 173, 345 candidates to aply for the available vacancies without fear of being locked out.
Dr. Wahome further noted that the country has various technical colleges where those who don’t wish to join universities can enroll for diploma courses. asked candidates who don’t wish to join universities to enroll themselves in
” We have so many colleagues where the students can learn courses which can help them achieve their academic dreams,” she said.
The CEO cautioned parents against coercing their sons and daughters to pursue courses which they don’t have interest in.
” Children should be left alone to choose and pursue the courses they want,” she said.
Meanwhile, Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire has revealed that her administration is in the process of developing a paid internship program for at least 100 graduands per year to expose them to the real work environment.
She also announced that they had started plans to start a bursary scheme for students joining universities.
At the same event, Manyatta MP Gitonga Mukunji called on the government to look into ways of increasing funding for public universities so that they can be able to run their programs smoothly.