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30/08/2014

Thousands of students turning down public university slots.

At least 13,000 admitted to public universities last year turned down the offer, according to Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang.
Even though they attained the marks for university admission, the students opted for local private universities while others went abroad.
“A quarter of those selected to join the 30 public universities and colleges did not take up the offer,” Dr Kipsang told National Assembly’s Education Committee Thursday.
A total of 53,000 students were selected to join universities last year.
“Each year about 25 per cent of students admitted to universities do not report. There is no empirical study yet to ascertain the cause of this,” said Dr Kipsang.
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