2013 KCSE stars rush for medicine courses
The medical profession is the most popular course among top stars of the 2013 KCSE examination, the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service has said.
The agency has concluded admission of 2013 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education candidates to various public universities. The placement service put 56,938 students in public universities ready for admission next month.
Twenty of the top 30 candidates landed their first choice course of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Nairobi. The university had a declared a capacity of 116 in the two degree programme programmes.
Only Tatiyia Ntamama of Nairobi School got a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree at the university as his second choice although his first choice were Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in Kenyatta University.
Despite the high appetite for medicine, country’s 2013 leading candidate Tom King’ori (Alliance High) was placed in his first choice – Bachelor of Science (Mechatronic Engineering) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
King’ori’s second and third choices were the Medicine and Surgery while his fourth choice was Bachelor of Mass Communication. Others selected for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery are Shem Obiero (Maranda High), Angela Kivuva (Moi High School Kabarak), Norah Borus (Precious Blood Riruta), Brian Osoro (Nairobi School), Benson Mokogi (Chavakali High), Fidel Gwala (Maranda High), Brenda Biwott (Kenya High), Elaine Mashisia (St Francis Ranga’la Girls Secondary School), Collins Kiprop (Kapsabet Boys), Derick Ochieng (Alliance High) and Sylvester Nyerere (Maseno School)
Others are Stephen Kiseu (Alliance High), Raymond Imbayi (Kakamega High), Mary Gisairo (Kenya High), Naeem Abbas (The Aga Khan High School), Benjamin Kebaso (Alliance High), Jepchir Katwa (Moi Girls High School Eldoret), Ngereso Stanely (Alliance High), Austine Odhiambo (Maseno School) and Cheruiyot Emmanuel ofAlliance High.
Choices by the other students in the top 30 are Calvin Makokha (Bachelor of Science- Mechatronic Engineering), Joseph Okonda (Bachelor of Science-Telecommunication and Information Engineering), Philip Kariuki (Bachelor of Science-Telecommunication and Information Engineering), Rabin Manasse (Bachelor of Science-Actuarial Science), Ian Nyboma (Bachelor of Law), Karanja Kinyanjui (Bachelor of Architecture), Mike Akatch (Bachelor of Science-Telecommunication and Information Engineering) and Murimi Alex (Bachelor of Science-Actuarial Science).