Varsities open doors for more students

Some of the students who graduated at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology in Bondo on May 9, 2014. Public universities will admit 5,000 more students in 2014. PHOTO | JACOB OWITI

What you need to know:

  • Entry grades lowered to B for males and B- for females, paving the way for 5,000 more freshers this year
  • Under the new admissions procedure, attempts will be made to ensure gender and regional equity

About 58,000 candidates who sat the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education last year will get places in public universities after the lowering of entry requirements by the newly-established body responsible for admitting students to higher education institutions.

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