Students shunned at least 16 courses in the 2021 Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement application.
Students in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) class of 2020 did not apply for at least 16 University courses.
This is despite the courses being among those deemed ‘marketable’ in the job market.
Applications in the past have ranked high law, engineering, information and technology, computer science, journalism, medicine, nursing and education.
But data by Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) show the programs got no applicants.
This means that 10 Universities missed out on potential 90,000 students in the courses.
The courses had slots for 795 students but got no applicants despite falling in the ‘marketable’ category.
List of Courses
> BSc in Energy Technology
> Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering
> Bachelor of Technology in Renewable Energy
> BSc in Oceanography
> Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Automotive Technology
> Bachelor of Agribusiness Management
> BSc in Fisheries, BSc in Animal Production and Nutrition
> BEd in Technology
> BSc in Agricultural Education and Extension
> BSc in Aquatic Resources
> BSc in Economics and Statistics
> Bachelor of Commerce
> Bachelor of Laws and Sharia
> BSc in Renewable Energy and Technology
> Bachelor of Technology in Building Construction
143,140 students out of the total 747,161 candidates who sat for the exams qualified to join university after obtaining the minimum grade of C+.