2022/2023 First Year Students to Report to colleges in September
2022/ 2023 First-year students, who sat their kenya certificate of secondary education (KCSE) in March 2022 will get admitted to various Technical and Vocational Education Training Institutions on September 5.
The academic year, which is scheduled to start in September 2022, will run up to 2023, as per the timetable for the 2022/2023 academic year, released by the state department of vocational and technical training.
In a circular dated 16th June 2022, the ministry released the timetable, which targets both public and private TVETs.
“Public TVETs are further required to ensure optimum utilization of the institution through mounting short/tailor-made training,” reads the circular in part.
According to the circular signed by Tom Mulati on behalf of the Principal Secretary, this will enhance relevant skills among the youths.
The first term of the academic year is expected to start on September 5 and end on November 25.
“Second term will begin on January 9, 2023, and end on March 31. The final terms will begin on May 8 and end on July 28,” the circular reads.
This implies that 2021 KCSE candidates who applied to join various TVET institutions will be expected to join in September. And this might apply for universities too.
Education CS George Magoha said some 16,000 students ignored university slots even though they scored C+ and above.
Magoha was speaking during the release of the 2021 KCSE Universities and Colleges Student Placement results at Eastleigh High School.
According to Magoha, 90 per cent of candidates who scored a mean grade of C+ and above and applied to join universities or TVET institutions were successfully placed.
“85 per cent of those who applied got into degree programmes while five per cent will take up courses in TVET institutions,” Magoha said.