When the 2017 KCSE results were announced, there are jubilation across the country as the students who performed well celebrated their performance.
The last few days have been filled with anxiety as students and parents waited with bated breath to hear where the Kenya University and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) will place them.
After the KUCCPS released their placement report on Monday, The Campus Lady has established that at least 16 out of 20 top students in last year’s KCSE exams have been selected to study at the University of Nairobi.
Nine of the top performers have been selected to study Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the university while four students were selected to study Bachelor of Architectural studies.
Two of the top performers were selected to study Bachelor of Pharmacy while one student was selected to take Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering).
According to statistics from KUCCPS, the remaining four slots have been shared by Kenyatta University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Moi University.
Karimi Naomi Kawira – Civil Engineering at UoN
Sharon Jepchumba – Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at UoN
Kamau Brian Maina – Bachelor of Science (Biochemical Engineering) at KU
Kut Donata Odero – Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at UoN
Brian Ongiri Onkundi – Bachlor of Medicine and Surgery at UoN
Nuutu Harriet Mueke – Bachelor of Architecture at UoN
Morara Mongina Defence – Bachelor of Medicine at Moi University
Mwatate Emily Saru – Bachelor of Architectural Science at UoN
Wahome Sherry Wanjiku – Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery at UoN
Statistics from KUCCPS indicate that Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics of JKUAT, with a capacity of 59 students, attracted 2,384 applicants, while Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) of University of Nairobi, with a capacity of 65, attracted 1,902 applicants.
The two courses had a cut off points of 43.891 and 43.717 respectively. Bachelor of Science (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) at the University of Nairobi, with a capacity of 70, attracted 1,649 applicants.
Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed, while releasing the results on Monday, said the number of students admitted to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses has increased.
“Of the 62,851 already selected students, 28,135 (44.76 per cent) have been placed on STEM courses compared to 34,716 (55.24 per cent) who will be taking humanities.
Of those joining STEM courses, 8,979 (31.91per cent) are female, while 19,156 (68.09) are male,” said Ms Mohamed.
“The Ministry is keen on increasing admissions to STEM courses and to addressing gender imbalances,” she added.