List of university courses that did not get even one applicant from the 89, 000 candidates

GEORGE MAGOHA [PHOTO | EDAILY]

One hundred and six bachelor degree courses in Kenyan universities won’t be pursued by any of last year’s 89, 486 KCSE candidates. This is according to a report by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).

Ninety eight of the 106 academic programmes did not receive takers because the applicants did not qualify for them or were placed in other courses that they had chosen.

The remaining eight courses did not receive even a single applicant.

Below is a list of the 8 degree courses that received zero interest at application level:

  • Theology
  • Social work and community development
  • Technology in mechanical ventilation and air conditioning
  • Bachelor of Arts in peace and conflict studies
  • Business administration
  • BSc. (Aquatic resources conservation and development with IT)
  • BSc. (Natural products)
  • BSc. Environmental science and resource management

Below is a list of the 98 degree courses that received a few applications, but no student was placed to pursue them:

  • Development studies
  • BA in Applied linguistics
  • BA in Translation and interpretation
  • Gender and development
  • Geographic information science
  • Childcare and protection
  • Catering and hotel management
  • BSc. (Hotel and restaurant management)
  • Bsc. (Information science)
  • BSc. (Health systems management and economics)
  • BEd. (Primary education)
  • BEd. (Early childhood development)
  • Environmental studies
  • Theology
  • BA in Biblical studies
  • BA in Church educational ministries
  • BA in Inter-cultural studies
  • Pastoral Theology
  • Theology with IT
  • BA in Youth ministry
  • BSc. (Environmental resource management)
  • BA in Environmental planning and management
  • BSc. (Animal products technology)
  • BSc. (Fisheries and aquaculture)
  • BSc. (Integrated forest resources management)
  • BSc. (Animal science)
  • BSc. (Soil science)
  • BSc. (Water resources and environment)
  • BSc. (Food security)
  • BSc. (Horticulture)
  • BSc. (Aquaculture and fisheries technology)
  • BSc. (Environmental studies)
  • BSc. (Human nutrition and dietetics)
  • BSc. (Natural resources)
  • BSc. (Bio-resources management and conservation)
  • BSc. (Applied aquatic science)
  • BSc. (Waste management)
  • BSc. (Environmental science)
  • BSc. (Geography)
  • BSc. (Utilization and sustainability of arid lands)
  • BA in Geography
  • BSc. (Forestry eco-system management)
  • BSc. (Parks, recreation and leisure management)
  • Community development
  • BSc. (Food nutrition and dietetics)
  • BSc. (Aquatic resources conservation and development with IT)
  • BSc. (Fisheries and natural resources with IT)
  • BSc. (Soil Science and plant nutrition)
  • BSc. (Agriculture and rural development)
  • BSc. (Energy and environmental technology)
  • BSc. (Events and leisure management)
  • BSc. (Agriculture and enterprise development0
  • BSc. (Dryland agriculture)
  • BSc. (Agriculture)
  • BSc. (Food and nutrition)
  • BSc.(Food science and nutrition)
  • BSc. (Forestry)
  • BSc. (Natural resources management)
  • BSc.(Wildlife management)
  • BSc. (Environmental science)
  • BSc. (Management of agro-ecosystem and environment)
  • BSc. (Range management)
  • BSc. (Water resources management)
  • BSc. (Wildlife management and conservation)
  • BSc. (Agro-forestry and rural development)
  • BSc. (Health education and promotion)
  • BSc. (Biochemistry)
  • BSc. (Entomology and parasitology)
  • BSc. (Agribusiness management and marketing)
  • BSc. (Agricultural economics and resources management)
  • BSc. (Applied Biology)
  • BSc. (Biology)
  • Bachelor of Science
  • BSc. (Cellular and molecular biology)
  • BSc. (Agricultural economics)
  • BSc. (Conservation biology)
  • Bachelor of agribusiness management
  • BSc. (Botany)
  • BSc. (Zoology)
  • BSc. (Agribusiness management and entrepreneurship)
  • BSc. (Agricultural economics)

Africa Nazarene, Co-operative, Kirinyaga, Kisii, Meru and Presbyterian universities were hardest hit by untaken degree courses.

Co-operative University had allocated 300 slots for takers of a degree course in social work and community development, but no student was picked to join the course.

Kisii University had allocated 100 slots to takers of business administration, 25 to applicants of peace and conflict studies, 25 to takers of aquatic resources and 30 potential applicants for environmental science, but no student was picked to pursue any of the courses.

While many arts and science courses featured in the list of least-preferred programmes, the following degree courses are considered by KUCCPS as the most competitive: Medicine, architecture, engineering, dental surgery, pharmacy, computer science, law, quantity surveying, nursing, information technology and real estate.

One thousand two hundred and sixty nine (1, 269) candidates who qualified to join universities decided to enroll for technical courses at vocational training colleges.

 

 

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