This plan will not change the C+ (plus) admission grade for university, but it will influence individual disciplines such as computer science, ICT, economics, statistics, and finance that are required to follow one’s desired course.
Previously, students’ placement in these courses was determined solely by the subject of Mathematics.
In the new suggested arrangement, students will need Mathematics plus English or Kiswahili to qualify for placement under government sponsorship.
This proposal by university administrators could be a means to ensure graduate communication skills.
Admission to agricultural, building, and construction programs for students.
This will also include several education courses, which have been simplified as part of the idea.
For 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).
Math is no longer a necessity for pursuing a Bachelor of Education- according to stakeholders.
Students will now only need a C (plain) in either English or Kiswahili to be admitted.
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.
More students perform better in Agriculture and Geography than in Mathematics and Chemistry, thus the modifications are seen as offering a softer landing.
For environmental sciences, English or Kiswahili will now be required.