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University Entry Grade For Boys Not Increase to B-, KUCCPS Clarifies

University Entry Grade For Boys Not Increase to B-, KUCCPS Clarifies

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has denied reports that the entry grades for male students joining university have been raised.

The service, which is responsible for placing students into universities and colleges in Kenya, issued a statement on Tuesday, January 24th, dismissing the claims.

The reports had alleged that the university entry grade had been raised to B- for candidates who sat for the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

KUCCPS also distanced itself from reports that it had a new system that would give preference to female students who scored above C+.

The service explained that a revised schedule containing cut-off points would be made public after review.

The statement read in part, “Please note that this information is inaccurate and did not emanate from KUCCPS. An official communication on the minimum degree entry grade and other requirements will be made in due course through the mainstream media and KUCCPS website.”

The clarification from KUCCPS followed an uproar from a section of Kenyans online who argued that raising boy’s entry grade was detrimental and against President William Ruto’s 100 per cent transition policy.

The flagged social media statement had read in part, “The minimum admission requirement to apply for degree programmes will be C+ for female candidates and B- for male students. KCSE candidates who will meet the cut-off points set by KUCCPS for admission to degree and diploma programmes will be required to follow the online instructions.”

However, KUCCPS emphasized that all reviews and communications would be made public through their verified channels.

The service also revealed that only 173,345 candidates scored above C+, the minimum university entry grade, while 708,071 candidates scored below C+ out of 881,416 candidates who sat for the 2022 KCSE exams.

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu had directed KUCCPS to move quickly to establish the number of places available in universities, colleges, and vocational institutions to enable the immediate commencement of the placement exercise.

He also clarified that those who scored below C+ would still be eligible to join colleges, teachers’ training colleges, medical training colleges, and different vocational centers.

University Entry Grade For Boys Not Increase to B-, KUCCPS Clarifies


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