Finally Fate Clarified For All 2021 KCSE Students who Scored Aggregate Grade C plain and below

In accordance with the results released by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Saturday, April 23, it was clear that it is only 145,145 of the candidates out of the total number of students who took the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam that  received university admissions marks, C+ grade and above.

Close to a total of  700,000 students failed this transition exam, the candidates scoring a grade of C plain and below.

Since then, the government has directed the following:

  • All those Students who received a C or C-minus qualify to enroll in diploma programs at any of the 31 institutions nationwide through the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) program.
  • Those students who scored D and above still have a second chance at higher education with certificate and diploma courses.
  • A total of  the 495,686 candidates who scored D+ and below can sign up for certificate programmes – that is  craft certificate courses for those with D and above and artisan certificates for those who scored D plus and below.

N/B.All  those students who scored below C+ can also apply for college and TVET institution placement under the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS)

All those students who got  selected to the colleges and tertiary institutions are eligible for government sponsorship through the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

Candidates have been given a chance to wave  their fortunes in their favour by enrolling for bridging courses in subjects required to join particular courses.

Also note that after a student completes their certificate education, they are legible to enrol for a diploma course. In Kenya, a diploma course takes between 2 to 3 years depending on the discipline and the institution.

Finally, the education system in the country allows for students who score as low as D minus to become degree holders and even advance to higher levels of learning .


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