Education CS George Magoha during the release of the 2019 universities and colleges students' selection results, at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa Main Campus in Karen, Nairobi; on Monday 15th April, 2019.

A total of 8 degree courses failed to attract interest from students who sat for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, exams in 2018. While releasing the admission results for 2019 Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof George Magoha directed the Commission for Higher Education, CUE, to review the courses and scrap the ‘useless’ ones. “There are many programmes in our universities that fail to attract a single student. This situation must be addressed. The Commission for University Education must conduct a thorough analysis of these courses with a view to addressing this shocking scenario, including a review and scrapping of such programmes,” directed Prof Magoha.

Here is the list of the 8 degree courses that received no application from the 2018 KCSE students:

Theology
Social work and community development
Technology in mechanical ventilation and air conditioning
Bachelor of Arts in peace and conflict studies
Business administration
BSc. (Aquatic resources conservation and development with IT)
BSc. (Natural products)
BSc. Environmental science and resource management

And 98 degree courses that have been deemed useless got few applications by the students but, the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, KUCCPS, failed to admit the students into the programmes.

Below is a list of the 98 degree courses that received a few applications, but no student was placed to pursue them:

Development studies
BA in Applied linguistics
BA in Translation and interpretation
Gender and development
Geographic information science
Childcare and protection
Catering and hotel management
BSc. (Hotel and restaurant management)
Bsc. (Information science)
BSc. (Health systems management and economics)
BEd. (Primary education)
BEd. (Early childhood development)
Environmental studies
Theology
BA in Biblical studies
BA in Church educational ministries
BA in Inter-cultural studies
Pastoral Theology
Theology with IT
BA in Youth ministry
BSc. (Environmental resource management)
BA in Environmental planning and management
BSc. (Animal products technology)
BSc. (Fisheries and aquaculture)
BSc. (Integrated forest resources management)
BSc. (Animal science)
BSc. (Soil science)
BSc. (Water resources and environment)
BSc. (Food security)
BSc. (Horticulture)
BSc. (Aquaculture and fisheries technology)
BSc. (Environmental studies)
BSc. (Human nutrition and dietetics)
BSc. (Natural resources)
BSc. (Bio-resources management and conservation)
BSc. (Applied aquatic science)
BSc. (Waste management)
BSc. (Environmental science)
BSc. (Geography)
BSc. (Utilization and sustainability of arid lands)
BA in Geography
BSc. (Forestry eco-system management)
BSc. (Parks, recreation and leisure management)
Community development
BSc. (Food nutrition and dietetics)
BSc. (Aquatic resources conservation and development with IT)
BSc. (Fisheries and natural resources with IT)
BSc. (Soil Science and plant nutrition)
BSc. (Agriculture and rural development)
BSc. (Energy and environmental technology)
BSc. (Events and leisure management)
BSc. (Agriculture and enterprise development0
BSc. (Dryland agriculture)
BSc. (Agriculture)
BSc. (Food and nutrition)
BSc.(Food science and nutrition)
BSc. (Forestry)
BSc. (Natural resources management)
BSc.(Wildlife management)
BSc. (Environmental science)
BSc. (Management of agro-ecosystem and environment)
BSc. (Range management)
BSc. (Water resources management)
BSc. (Wildlife management and conservation)
BSc. (Agro-forestry and rural development)
BSc. (Health education and promotion)
BSc. (Biochemistry)
BSc. (Entomology and parasitology)
BSc. (Agribusiness management and marketing)
BSc. (Agricultural economics and resources management)
BSc. (Applied Biology)
BSc. (Biology)
Bachelor of Science
BSc. (Cellular and molecular biology)
BSc. (Agricultural economics)
BSc. (Conservation biology)
Bachelor of agribusiness management
BSc. (Botany)
BSc. (Zoology)
BSc. (Agribusiness management and entrepreneurship)
BSc. (Agricultural economics)

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