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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

KCSE 2018: Universities and courses chosen by top students | Facts and Life Hacks -

Here is a breakdown of the courses and universities that the top student chose to pursue. Find out the course with the most students as well as the courses that were least chosen, continues

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As the debate on which is the best education system in Kenya raves on, the students who sat for the KCSE 2018 are already choosing their preferred courses and universities. 

Let’s face it. The Kenyan education system has a long way to attain the standards of world-renowned teaching systems like that of Finland. However, students still have to learn, and this is the best time to find out the specific courses that the top students from 2018 chose to pursue.

The KCSE 2018 university admission has taken place with the top students opting for the traditional best courses to study. As you might have already guessed it, these top performers also landed in the highly-ranked institutions. You will get the entire breakdown of how the program placement agency – KUCCPS, did the allocation. On that note, let’s have a quick dive into what this agency entails. 

In full, KUCCPS means Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service. This government body replaced the Joint Admissions Board (JAB) after the Universities Act of 2012. One of its mandates is to establish a criterion for students to access the courses for which they applied and qualified.

KCSE 2018 university selection
Here is the breakdown of how the top brains from the 2018 KSCE got placements in different institutions and courses...

KCSE 2018 course revision 
For some reasons, not all the above placements will sit well with all the students and that why the KUCCPS will allow inter-institution transfer applications between May 1 and May 30, 2019. You will need to log into the portal to revise their options. 

Do you have a candidate who will be sitting for the KSCE 2019 exam? The above breakdown of the best courses as chosen by the KSCE 2018 students should give you a clue of what your child or sibling might want to pursue in university, TVET, polytechnic, or TTI. At the same time, you might want them to avoid the less competitive courses highlighted above.