Kenya is still using the 8-4-4 system despite the ministry of education introducing the competency-based curriculum famously known as the (CBC).
This new curriculum is still in its testing stages meaning that all candidates in the primary and secondary schools will seat for national examinations.
Already class eight candidates have received their results and the Kenya Certificate Of Secondary Education is currently under marking very soon the Ministry of Education will release the results.
However, not all candidates who sat for the examinations will qualify to be admitted to public Universities. This is because of the cutting point that the Ministry Of Education has set at C+.
This is the minimum University entry grade. All candidates that score grade C+ and above qualify for government sponsorship in any public University in the country.
The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) recently revealed the KCSE grading system that would be used for the 2021 national examinations.
The system is based on a numeric 12-point scale from 1 to 12, as well as an expanded letter grade system spanning from A to E (A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, E), with A being the highest and E the lowest.