454 students who received an A on the KCSE exam last year have been selected to pursue a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree.
According to data obtained by The Standard, Pharmacy will admit 111 students, making it the course with the second highest number of top students.
Computer Science will admit 90 students, making it the third most preffered course.
Architectural studies and architecture will admit 61 students, Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering will admit 54, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering will admit 52.
To complete the top ten courses chosen by A graders, Dental Surgery will admit 39 students, Nursing 34, Clinical Medicine 33, and Aeronautical Engineering 29.
Bachelor of Law and Mechatronic Engineering will each admit 26 top performers, while Mechanical Engineering will admit 21 top performers.
Nursing and Public Health (15), Bachelor of Radiography (13), Software Engineering (10), Quantity Survey (5), and Biomedical Engineering, Microbiology, and Biotechnology will each have four students.
In last year’s Form Four national examinations, 1,152 students received an A.
These will be the first recipients of President William Ruto’s new university funding model, which will go into effect in September.
Almost half of the students who received A grades will attend the University of Nairobi. The university will admit 418 of the 1,152 students who received A grades.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) will receive the second-highest number – 264.
Kenyatta University will admit 151 A-level students, followed by Moi University with 71 and Egerton University with 58.
Maseno University will admit 53 students, Technical University Kenya (TUK) will admit 38 students, and Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology and Kisii University will each admit 22. Multimedia University will admit 15 students.
The Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology will accept nine top performers, while the University of Embu will accept six.
Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) will admit two of the top students. Meru University and Kibabii University will each admit one student from the top KCSE stars.
Among the private universities, Uzima University and Mount Kenya University were the favourites among A students.
According to data, 21 A students will enrol in private universities next month.
Uzima University will admit 12 A students, while Mount Kenya University will admit six. Daystar University, Kenya Methodist University, and Kenya Highlands Evangelical University each receive one student.
These students will not be eligible for government scholarships or grants because they sought admission to private institutions. They, however, are eligible for government loans.