Figures from the Kenya Universities and College Central placement Service (KUCCPS) have revealed the university courses that no KCSE candidate who sat for the national exam last year picked.
According to the data, the unwanted courses are 16 and have the capacity to attract up to 795 students. They include:
Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology
Bachelor of Technology in Building Construction
Bachelor of Technology in Renewable Energy
Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Energy Technology
Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Resources
Bachelor of Science in Animal Production and Nutrition
Bachelor of Science in Oceanography
Bachelor of Science of Agricultural Education and Extension
Bachelor of Science in Fisheries
Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics
Bachelor of Education in technology
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Laws and Sharia
Bachelor of Agribusiness Management
The data further revealed that of the 122,831 applicants placed to university courses, 66,661 (54.27 per cent) will join Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Stem) programmes.
The remaining 56,170, accounting for 45.73 per cent of the students, have been placed to arts and humanities.Of the applicants placed to Stem, 42,267 (63.41 per cent) are male while 24,394 (36.59 per cent) are female.Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery offered at the University of Nairobi (UoN) is the most competitive degree course in the country now.