For those students who wish to study Mathematics-related courses must now have obtained a minimum grade of C (plain) in English or Kiswahili.
Even with this new plan will , note that it will not change the C+ (plus) admission grade for university, however it will influence individual disciplines/courses such as computer science, ICT, economics, statistics, and finance that are required to follow one’s desired course.
Back in the past, the students’ placement in these courses was determined solely by the subject of Mathematics.
In reference to the new suggested arrangement, the students will need Mathematics plus English or Kiswahili to qualify for placement under government sponsorship.
This new proposal by university administrators could be a means to ensure graduate have better communication skills.
Admission of to agricultural, building, and construction programs for students will be affected.
This new proposal will also be applied several education courses, which have been simplified as part of the idea.
Those students pursuing a Bachelor of Science with Education, education stakeholders have recommended lowering the admission criterion for Biology, Physics, or Chemistry from a C+ (plus) to a C (basic).
Note that Mathematics is no longer a necessity for pursuing a Bachelor of Education- this is as per to the stakeholders.
As at the moment, students will now only need a C (plain) in either English or Kiswahili to be admitted.
On the other hand, with the addition of Geography as an option to Chemistry and Agriculture as an alternative to Biology, students interested in environmental sciences will have a greater range of disciplines to choose from when applying to universities.
A big number of students perform better in Agriculture and Geography than in Mathematics and Chemistry, thus the modifications are seen as offering a softer landing spot for them.