KUCCPS courses.Students who submitted for placement through the Kenya Universities and Colleges Placement Service (KUCCPS) were turned down for up to 122 degree and academic programs.
According to a report published in a local newspaper, 18 degree courses drew only one student each,
Meanwhile another 104 academic programs drew roughly ten students each.
KUCCPS admitted one student to a Bachelor of Science degree program in:
- Food Security,
- Soil Science,
- Dryland Agriculture,
- Biological Sciences,
- Geophysics and Mineralogy,
- Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology, and
- Environmental Chemistry.
Only seven students will be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Climate Change and Sustainable Development program.
The Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture program drew only eight students, while the Bachelor of Arts in Counseling degree drew five.
Seven students applied for the Bachelor of Arts in Theology program.
There were 16 students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Manufacturing, Industrial, and Textile Engineering).
Bachelor of Science in Zoology had two students, while Bachelor of Science in Geology had seven.
Instrumentation and Control Engineering received seven students, while Leadership and Management received five.
The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies had three students, while the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Technology had four.
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management are two more programs that have low student interest.
- Bachelor of Science Networks and Communication Systems,
- Bachelor of Industrial Technology,
- Water Resource and Environmental Management, Environmental Resource Management,
- Library and Knowledge Management, and
- Bachelor of Arts Chaplaincy.
If the placed students choose not to attend these courses, the number of students taking them may decrease even further.
Students have already complained that KUCCPS has placed them in courses in which they are uninterested.
In one surprising instance, a Pangani Girls High School student who received a mean grade of A- (minus) was enrolled in the Nutrition Diploma program at the Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology.