CS Machogu says barely half of 2022 KCSE candidates to pursue degree courses in public universities

Education CS Ezekiel Machogu. [File, Standard]

Barely half of the candidates who sat for the 2022 KCSE examination will pursue degree courses in universities, Education CS Ezekiel Machogu says.

CS Machogu says Some 140,107 students who sat the 2022 KCSE examinations have been placed to pursue degree courses. Out of this, 130,485 will be admitted to public universities and the other 9622 will attend private institutions.

This is out of the 881,416 candidates who wrote last year's national examinations.

While releasing the college and university placement results on Monday, July 31, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Mochogu said another 9622 opted to join private universities.

The students, who are expected to join their respective universities in September, will be the first lot to be admitted to universities under the new government funding model.

The new funding model was launched by President William Ruto on May 2 this year.

According to CS Machogu, the model will award the government based on each student's needs.

Earlier on, the CS had said that there are only 768, 624 places in universities and colleges countrywide.

However, despite the huge capacity only 285, 698 who sat the 2022 KCSE submitted applications for placement; out of this 144500 have been placed in TVETs and 560 have been placed in teaching colleges.

Machogu further asked universities to engage the students with details on admission and reporting.