“We have enough space in our public universities to accommodate all students who met the minimum university entry grade of C+ and above,” Machogu said. “I urge all students who qualified to apply for admission to university.”
Machogu also reiterated that students who will select courses in Public Universities will be eligible to access both the Government scholarships and loans, while those who will select Private Universities will be eligible to Government loans only.
“We want to ensure that all students have access to quality education, regardless of their financial background,” Machogu said.
The 2022 KCSE results were released on January 20, 2023. A total of 881,416 students sat the exams, and 173,345 (19.03%) scored C+ and above.
The number of students who scored C+ and above has increased in recent years. In 2021, 145,776 (17.55%) students scored C+ and above.
The increase in the number of students who are scoring C+ and above is a reflection of the improvement in the quality of education in Kenya. It is also a sign of the growing aspirations of Kenyan youth.
The government’s decision to admit all students who scored C+ and above to university is a positive step towards ensuring that all Kenyan youth have access to quality education.
It is also a sign of the government’s commitment to investing in the future of Kenya.