In the recently KCSE exam, a low nunber of candidates received a C+, with approximately 700,000 learners failing to achieve direct university entry points.
However, the students who received a D or higher can still pursue further education through certificate and diploma programs.
Those students with a C or a C minus can enroll in diploma courses at one of 31 institutions around the country through the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) program.
In addition, the 495,686 candidates who scored D+ and below can sign up for certificate programmes – craft certificate courses for those with D and above and artisan certificates for those who scored D plus and below.
Notably, students who scored below C+ can also apply for college and TVET institution placement under the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).
All the tudents who get selected to the colleges and tertiary institutions are eligible for government sponsorship through the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
Ahead of the placement into universities which are based on cluster points per subject, candidates can wave their fortunes in their favour by enrolling for bridging courses in subjects required to join particular courses.
Education system in the country allows for students who score as low as D minus to become degree holders and even advance to Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) levels.
Immediately after a student completes their certificate education, they are legible to enrol for a diploma course. In Kenya, a diploma course takes between 2 to 3 years depending on the discipline and the institution.
After successfully graduating with top performance, the student can enrol for a degree course in a university and pursue their dream courses.