2015 Most Popular Courses in Kenyan Universities
Kenyan students are demanding for courses that area considered prestigious in the society. Most of the public universities have limited slots for these courses. This has made many students to miss their first choice of study course. In 2015, a third of students missed their first choice course.
A majority of students in 2015 preferred to study the following courses.
Course Number of students admitted in Public universities
Bachelor of Architectural studies/Architecture – 108
Bachelor of Science-Actuarial science – 698
Bachelor of Science-Computer science – 606
Bachelor of Science-Civil Engineering – 329
Bachelor of Science-Geospatial engineering – 32
Bachelor of Science-Electrical and Electronic Engineering – 309
Bachelor of Science-Mechanical Engineering – 367
Bachelor of Dental surgery- 28
Bachelor of Pharmacy – 131
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine – 101
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – 320
Bachelor of Law – 324
Out of numerous selections received for the above courses, only 3362 students were selected to enroll for the courses. Top performers were definitely given the first priority to do the course they had chosen. Students are advised that competition for most “prestigious courses” is very high. Nearly for all of the above courses one should have cluster points between 45 – 40 and above all must have excelled in mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics. As a result students should expect course revision if they do not qualify for most preferred first course previously selected. On the other hand, students should also look at the benefits of non-science courses because science alone cannot strike a balance in life. Education experts advise that there should be a change of attitude towards art subjects.
Success in life is not mostly determined by the course one studies. Life is more than education, its more of hardwork and using one abilities to improve the current situation. The most successful people in the world are not necessarily doctors or engineers, but people who have used their full potential to change their lives and that of other people.