CS Magoha releases KUCCPS results for 2019 KCSE students.
CS Magoha releases KUCCPS results for 2019 KCSE students.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Tuesday morning released the selection results to Universities and Colleges (KUCCPS) for the KCSE 2019 candidates. While addressing a Press Conference on the 2020/2021 placement of Government-sponsored students to universities and colleges at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), the CS noted that a significant number of the candidates who scored a C+ (minimum grafe required for university placement) opted to join TVET courses and said such students must be encouraged. Magoha said money is money irrespective of what you do to earn it.

“The mindset that our people have had, kind of negative mindset, against TVET is now changing,” said Prof Magoha.

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563,544 students who sat for 2019 KCSE exam to miss university slots, CS Magoha says only 125,000 students who scored C+ and above to join institutions of higher learning. Magoha said KUCCPS was only able to place 122,000 students to universities out of the 125,000 candidates, who scored C+ and above. He said science based subjects were given more emphasis in this year’s selection where 55% of the students were placed in science based areas.

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Special needs students got a big boost in their placement this year as the ministry applied affirmative action during the selection exercise.

“Am glad to say that we have applied affirmative action to ensure that any child with special needs that required any specific course, that course was given to that child as long as the child met the minimum requirement after the affirmative action,” he added.

The affirmative action for special needs was 2 points below other students. This benefited over 330 students. But, the CS urged KUCCPS to widen this to 3 points.

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Students from arid and semi arid areas also received affirmative action. Males also received affirmative action.

The CS also wondered why private universities were charging more fees than public universities.

Placement results for the 2019 KCSE students are now available online.