Placement agency sets new rules for varsity admissions

Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS) CEO John Muraguri addressing media at the agency's office last year. KUCCPS has said that a new subject cluster points system will be used to admit students to universities this year. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • All candidates who scored a minimum mean grade of C- of 32 points shall be eligible for placement to pursue diploma courses offered in tertiary institutions.
  • In the new model, a student will only be admitted to study a course after attaining a minimum grade required in all the subjects.
  • To study engineering, a candidate must attain C+ and above in all the main science subjects — mathematics, chemistry and physics — to pursue the course.

A new subject cluster points system will be used to admit students to universities this year, the colleges placement agency has said.

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