The 2019 KCSE candidates flocked traditionally prestigious courses in their selection as most opted for the Jomo Kenyatta University of Technology (JKUAT) to achieve those dreams.
Medicine, Engineering, and architecture programmes attracted a majority of the top performers in the 2019 KCSE. The University of Nairobi did not disappoint as usual as it scooped 313 of all the 630 students who scored an A.
The 313, 2019 KCSE candidates, to enroll in the University of Nairobi will pursue various courses with Medicine, engineering, and architecture being the top-most courses.
Of all the 630 students that scored an A in the 2019 KCSE, 281 students have enrolled to study medicine while 117 students have enrolled for Engineering and 61 students seeking to study architecture.
Number of Students Seeking to Study Law Shrinks
Law was once a prestigious course that attracted desire from a majority of candidates but not with the 2019 KCSE candidates.
The 2019 KCSE candidates have no desire to pursue the course and this is happening for a second year in a row.
The enrolment of students seeking to pursue law has therefore declined as only 12 students sought to pursue the course compared to last year’s nine A students.
A total of 56 courses failed to attract any student leaving University administrators concerned and rethinking whether to keep the departments or clear them out altogether.
Programmes that did not attract numbers among the 2019 KCSE students are in science, theology, environment, development, and agriculture.
The courses that failed to attract numbers are offered mostly in Egerton, Masinde Muliro, and Maasai Mara universities.
“The Ministry wishes to direct the universities offering those programmes to establish why they are not attractive and implement corrective measures,” said Education CS George Magoha.
The education CS also said that cut-off points had been lowered by two points for applicants from marginalized regions in specific programmes.
CS Magoha noted that STEM courses continued to be most popular amongst male students compared to females with males at 42,267 (63.41 percent) while 24,394 (36.59 percent) are females.
Gender analysis of the placement to degree courses showed that 70,050 males represented by 57.03 percent will pursue degree courses compared to and 52,781 females represented by 42.97 percent.
331 students with disabilities will enroll to pursue a degree, diploma, and certificate courses.