The government has announced the introduction of bridging courses in Kenya that will allow students to take short courses for specific subjects they failed in KCSE in order to meet the subject requirements of the course are want to pursue.
The proposal to introduce bridging courses was approved on July 18, 2023, in a cabinet meeting chaired by President William Ruto.
The Ministry of Education has been mandated with the responsibility of developing guidelines and regulations for the introduction of bridging courses. We will provide updates on the cost, the period it takes to complete, and the universities offering the courses once these guidelines are published.
What are bridging courses?
Bridging courses are short programmes designed for students who didn’t achieve the required pass marks in specific subjects during their KNEC KCSE exams. For instance, if a student has obtained the required mean grade of C+ for a particular course but falls short in subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology – which are prerequisites for that course – they can opt to enroll in a bridging course focused on the subject they failed. Upon completion of the bridging course and passing the related resit exams, they will become eligible to apply for their desired course using the results from the resit examination.
This is expected to significantly benefit numerous students who had aspirations of joining the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) to pursue medical-related courses but couldn’t do so due to not meeting the subject requirements, particularly Biology.
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