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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Top 2018 KCSE students pick medicine and engineering | Education - The Star, Kenya

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University of Nairobi bags the highest number of A students, to study medicine
• Top 2018 KCSE candidate to study aeronautical engineering at Technical University 

Medicine, engineering and pharmacy among the distinguished courses attracting top scorers, says Lewis Nyaundi, young journalist and education writer with the Star newspaper
 
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Top 2018 KCSE scorers will enrol in some of the country's best universities to study prestigious courses of their choice. 

According to official results from the university placements agency, all the 314 students who scored straight As in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exam have been admitted to courses considered distinguished and reserved for top brains.

They include Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, law, architecture, engineering and computer science,  pharmacy, nursing and quantity survey. 

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service will open the online system for inter-institution transfer applications between May 1 and 30...

He said more girls should be encouraged to pursue science courses. Out of those enrolled in the STEM courses, 36,189 (63 per cent) are male, while 21,498 (37 per cent) are female.

"...Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics courses are fast gaining track and have surpassed arts in enrolment, but the trend is worrying as the number of boys still remains higher despite our learners having a level playing ground," Magoha said.
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Source: The Star, Kenya