Tears as KUCCPS places KCSE A- students in a TVET institution to pursue Diploma course

Numerous top performers in Kenya’s 2022 Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam are currently facing deep disappointment as they have missed out on their desired placements in higher education. The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) recently disclosed the placement results for last year’s high school students on July 31.

One such case involves an exceptional alumna of Pangani Girls’ High School, whose identity remains undisclosed. Despite achieving an impressive minimum score of A- (minus), just a small step away from the coveted A, she finds herself in jeopardy of deviating from her desired career path after being allocated a place in a vocational and technical education and training (TVET) institution to pursue a course.

Her dream was to embark on a medical journey with a particular interest in dentistry. The young girl, who demonstrated outstanding performance in the KCSE 2022, expressed her shock upon discovering that she had been enrolled at Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) for a diploma in nutrition and dietetics.

Recalling her experience, she shared with Citizen TV her expectations of being admitted to the course she had chosen, given her remarkable A- grade. However, the notification informed her otherwise, leaving her uncertain about her future prospects and aspirations.