Kisii University to admit highest number undergraduate students


Kisii University will admit the highest number of students who sat the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and qualified for university under government sponsorship.

This is according to the placement results that were announced by the Cabinet Secretary Education Ezekiel recently.

Kenyatta University, Maseno University, JKUAT and the University of Nairobi follow in that sequence.

Kisii University is set to admit a whopping 8, 632 students while Kenyatta will admit 7, 963 under the government sponsorship programme.

Maseno will enrol 7, 702, JKUAT 6, 917 as the University of Nairobi admits 6, 912 students.

Others are Masinde Muliro University which will enrol 5, 741, Moi University 5, 430, Egerton University 4, 699, Maasai Mara 4, 394 and Rongo University which will admit 3, 116 students.

Machogu on Monday, July 31, 2023, said that out of 870,561 candidates eligible for university and college placements, 130,485 secured slots in public universities, while 9,622 were placed in private institutions, respectively.

He said a total of 140,107students secured placements in degree programs.

“The numbers account for 80.9 per cent of the 173,244 students who qualified for degree programs,” he said.

Of the 870,561 candidates who were eligible for placement in universities and colleges, Machogu said that only 285,698 submitted applications for placements through the KUCCPS portal.

At the same time, Machogu said the government will fully fund over 45,000 university students and 42,000 TVET students classified as vulnerable and extremely needy through Government Scholarships and Loans in the new funding model that was introduced by the government.

The categorization of financial needs will be determined using a reliable scientific method called Means Testing Instrument (MTI) to ensure adequate support.

Machogu emphasized that for the first time, students from households at the bottom of the pyramid will have equal opportunities in accessing university and TVET education through 100 per cent Government Funding.

By Vostine Ratemo

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