Only 173,345 out of the 881,416 candidates who sat the 2022 KCSE examinations have qualified to join universities.
This represents 19.03 per cent of the total candidature.
The figure however represents an increase compared to 145,776, representing 17.55 per cent in 2021.
In Kenya, the university entry cut off point stands at C+.
Most significantly, all the remaining candidates are legible to join TVET institutions, Teacher Training Colleges, Medical Training Colleges and other tertiary learning institutions for various coursesDr Mochogu
But Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Ezekiel Mochogu alleyed any fears in this, saying those who fail to join the university will be accommodated in other higher learning institutions.
“Most significantly, all the remaining candidates are legible to join TVET institutions, Teacher Training Colleges, Medical Training Colleges and other tertiary learning institutions for various courses,” said Mochogu.
In the results released by Dr Mochogu on Friday, there were 1,146 who obtained an overall Grade A.
The figure represents 0.13 per cent of the total candidature in the 2022 KCSE examination.
In 2021, 1,138 candidates, representing 0.14 per cent of the total candidature attained Grade A.
Grade E reduced in 2022 KCSE
Statistics from the results also indicated that the number of candidates with mean grade D+ and above in the 2022 KCSE examination stood at 522,588 (59.14 per cent) compared with 442,251 (53.29 per cent) in 2021.
“Encouragingly, the number of candidates obtaining a mean grade of E in 2022 declined significantly to 30,822 (3.49 per cent) despite the increase in candidature, compared with 46,151 (5.56 per cent) in 2021,” said Mochogu.
He added; “This clearly leads us to conclude that most of the candidates scored grades of higher quality. “