CS Ezekiel Machogu Clarifies on University Entry Exams
CS Ezekiel Machogu Clarifies on University Entry Exams. According to rumors, students who completed the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in 2022 will have to take an admission exam in order to be admitted to a university. This has been denied by the Kenyan Ministry of Education.
Kennedy Buhere, Head of Communications for the State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education in the Ministry of Education, referred to the stories as bogus and recommended parents to disregard them.
Another person close to the education cabinet secretary also rejected the reports and suggested that parents hold off on seeking out official details until CS Machogu and other key players in the field of education could provide them. Social media channels have been heavily used to distribute information about admittance tests; one tweet alone received more than 89,000 views and 200 interactions.
All students who took the KCSE 2022 examinations will receive placement letters from the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS), according to a report from the Parliamentary Public Investments Committee (PIC) on April 25. Following their meeting with KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer Agnes Wahome, the committee made their announcement.
According to the committee’s statement, over 170,000 students who are seeking university placement will enroll in public universities with a total enrollment of over 190,000 students. The online gateway would be open for students to enroll in the institutions of their choosing starting in September, according to KUCCPS’s additional announcement.
Parents and students were concerned about the stories concerning admittance examinations since they were unsure of what was necessary to be admitted to a university. Clarity and guarantee that students who took the KCSE in 2022 will receive placement letters and be enrolled in public universities have been provided by the Ministry of Education’s rejection of the claims.
Students now have the option to select the institutions they want to attend thanks to the KUCCPS’s notification regarding the availability of the online portal. Parents and kids should rely on confirmed information provided by education stakeholders rather than spreading rumors on social media.
This will reduce unneeded public angst and uncertainty, particularly at a crucial time for students looking for university placement.