UoN to admit 50% of top students in the Country


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The University of Nairobi will admit 50% of the Top KCSE students of 2019; these are 313 of 630. JKUAT will admit 117 students, Kenyatta University 64, Moi University will get 53, while the Technical University of Kenya will admit 17, and Egerton University will admit 26, Maseno University (10), Mount Kenya University (8) and Masinde Muliro University will get six students.

This was released on June 2nd, 2020, by the CS Education, Prof. Magoha, and first published on Daily Nation on June 3, 2020.

These students scored grade A with the best student Tony Buluma joining to study Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.

The top students choice of courses is medicine, engineering, pharmacy, computer science, actuarial science, and architecture, among others.

The most competitive degree course is Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery offered at the University of Nairobi, followed by the same course offered by Kenyatta and Moi universities, respectively.

Bachelor of Architectural Studies offered at JKUAT is another competitive course.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said a total of 122,831 candidates have secured placement to degree courses in universities while 88,724 were placed in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.

A gender analysis of the placement to degree courses shows 70,050 (57 percent) are male and 52,781 (43 percent) are female. The universities had a declared capacity of 145,000 places.

The figures show that 68 universities will admit the students, with the University of Nairobi admitting 5,894, JKUAT (6,006), Kisii University (5,566), Kenyatta University (5,659), Maseno University (5,716), Mount Kenya University (4,400), and Moi University (4,948) among others.
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