563,544 students who sat for the 2019 KCSE exam to miss university slots according to the Cabinet Secretary for Education Professor George Magoha.
In what has come as a shock to more than a half a million candidates who sat for KCSE in 2019, CS Magoha says only 125,000 students who scored C+ and above to be admitted.
Given how students performed during the exam, it was hoped that the Ministry would lower the cut-off point to at least grade C. The decision is likely to receive opposition from parents, students, and other stakeholders in the education sector.
Professor George Magoha, known for his no-nonsense decisions is likely to stand by the decision made and those not lucky to be part of those joining will have to look for an alternative.
Opening of schools
The government is currently considering reopening of schools across the country amid the rising cases of Covid-19. President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on stakeholders to go through all the proposals and consider the best options for the reopening of schools.
Currently, parents are teachers are against any attempt to reopen schools without any measures in place of how students will be protected against the deadly Covid-19 with the number of confirmed cases being above 2000 already.