The number of students attaining university entry mean grade of C+ continues to dwindle each year since the appointment of CS Fred Mataingi as the Education CS. Out of the 615,773 candidates who sat for their KCSE examination in 2017, only 70,073 managed to score C+ and above. So what next for the 545,700 candidates? Here is a list of the best colleges in Kenya admitting students who scored C, C-, D+ and D-.
Kenya Institute of Management
It goes without saying that the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) is one of the best-if not the best-college in the country for those seeking to pursue business related courses. KIM graduates are hot cake in the job market as the institution doesn’t compromise on its high standards. Minimum requirement for a certificate course at KIM is a D+. You qualify for a diploma course if you scored a C- in Project Management, Purchasing &Supplies Management, Archives & Records Management, Public Relations Management, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management and Business Management.
Kenya Utalii College (KUC)
This is arguably one of the best tourism and hospitability training institution in Africa. It offers a number of courses tailor made to meet the demands of the hospitality industry. To qualify for a diploma course in Hotel Management at KUC, you must have attained a C plain. Those who have attained C minus are eligible to join certificate courses. For short term courses like French, Hotel Information Systems, only a KCSE certificate is required. This means a student who scored E is eligible for these courses.
Kenya Medical Training College
Stories have been told of how one needs the right connections to join Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC). I will treat it as such-a story. Anyway, according to the KMTC website, to be eligible to join of their certificate courses you must have attained a minimum aggregate of C- with relevant combination of other subjects is a requirement. Certificate in nursing takes two and half years while other courses take 2 years. Those wishing to join diploma courses must have attained C Plain.
Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC)
The best of the best journalists out there are products of the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC). You need to have attained a C Minus for certificates and C Plain for Diploma courses in Journalism,Production,Public relations and Film.
Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT)
If you want to become an IT guru then the Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT) is the right institution for you. With a D Plus you are eligible to join Certificate in Business information technology. You will be eligible to join IAT Diploma in Business Administration and Management (DBA) or Diploma in Business and ICT (DBICT) upon successful completion of the certificate course.
Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS)
The institution has grown over the years to become a premier learning institution. Students who have scored a D Plain are eligible to join NIBS certificate courses and C Minus for diploma courses.
Tangaza University College
This institution has built a reputation of churning out all rounded graduates. Admission requirement for their diploma courses is a C Minus mean grade.
Pinnacle Business school
The institution prides itself as one of the best accounting college in the country. It is affordable and most of their students pass their KASNEB exams. Entry is D Minus for KATC.
Those who scored a mean grade of E must be wondering what to do next. The answer is pretty simple-join youth polytechnics. Courses offered at the vocational training institutes agro-business development; food processing technology; electrical and electronics technology; metal processing technology; building technology; refrigeration and air conditioning; appropriate carpentry and joinery and information communication technology.