Just a day after Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu released the placement results for universities and Tvet colleges for the 2022 KCSE candidates, details have emerged of subjects that locked students from pursuing their dream career courses.
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) boss, Dr Agnes Wahome, during a live interview last night on Citizen television, stated that Mathematics and Science subject requirements locked out many candidates from their preferred degree courses and they opted for diploma courses instead.
According to her, mathematics and science subjects such as Biology, Chemistry and Physics have been used to determine the career choices for candidates and those who performed poorly in the mentioned subjects ended up missing their dream career courses.
She, however, reiterated that every course is important in the country and that no course is useless.
The number of students who secured placement in degree programmes is 140,107 (130,485 to public universities and 9,622 to private universities).
This represents 80.9 per cent of the 173,244 students who qualified for degree programmes.
144,500 applicants have been placed in TVET institutions, while 560 applicants have been placed to Secondary Teacher Training Colleges according to the results released by the CS yesterday.
Meanwhile, here are news stories making headlines on Opera News today;
Lawyer Predicts Looming Cabinet Reshuffle Hours After Contract Signing, Alleges What Has Happened
Prominent city lawyer Donald B. Kipkorir has expressed his belief that President William Ruto is planning to conduct his first Cabinet reshuffle in the near future.
The lawyer took to his official social media pages to predict the looming cabinet Reshuffle.
Kipkorir’s comment came in response to Ruto’s public complaints about the perceived incompetence among members of the executive.
Sources Reveal Why Kindiki Arrived Late In The State House Meeting To Sign The Performance Contract
A tough-talking President Ruto yesterday locked out top government officials in a meeting at State House. The officials included the head of parastatals, Principal Secretaries and Cabinet Secretaries. The officials were locked out of the meeting after they arrived late to sign the performance contract document.
Some of the notable Cabinet Secretaries that missed the meeting because of lateness included the Cabinet Secretary for Interior Professor Kithure Kindiki and Trade CS Moses Kuria who was within the State House vicinity but failed to attend the meeting.
It has emerged that the CS for interior Prof Kithure Kindiki was in his office for important matters touching the country’s security.
Moses Kuria Speaks Hours After Being Locked Out Of Ruto’s Cabinet Following His Late Arrival
Moses Kuria, Cabinet Secretary for Trade and Investment, has broken his silence after being denied admission to State House on Monday morning after being late for the signing of the Performance contract.
Taking to Twitter, the minister avoided commenting on the morning incident, instead revealing that he had a significant meeting with different officials, where they set aside Shs 1.3 billion for malaria fighting.