2020 KCSE candidates are set to review their university choices in order to align them with their grades. Last year, an intresting trend emerged in selection of courses. Figures from the Kenya Universities and College Central placement Service (KUCCPS) revealed the university courses that no KCSE candidate who sat for the previous KCSE national exam picked.
According to the data, the unwanted courses were 16 and had the capacity to attract up to 795 students. They included:
The data further revealed that of the 122,831 applicants who placed to university courses, 66,661 (54.27 per cent) were to join Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Stem) programmes.
The remaining 56,170, accounting for 45.73 per cent of the students, were placed to arts and humanities. Of the applicants placed to Stem, 42,267 (63.41 per cent) were male while 24,394 (36.59 per cent) were female. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery offered at the University of Nairobi (UoN) was the most competitive degree course in the country.