Uncertainty continues to cloud the proposed double intake of students by the Joint Admissions Board (JAB) as form four leavers who had been hoping to join campus before the end of this year begin to lose hope. Despite efforts by the JAB officials to reassure the students that the double intake program is still on course, many of the aspiring comrades who have spent most of the year idle in the hope of joining campus with the current lot of freshers, have expressed their frustration at the poor implementation of the program. While the board has confirmed the admission of the 2010 KCSE graduates to various public universities, only a few have been officially called to their respective institutions. With the exception of the Kimathi University College where the students are expected to report on 5th September and Kenyatta University where a small number of 2010 KCSE graduates have been admitted for a few selected courses, no other public institution have shown any form of compliance to the JAB directive. The situation is further aggravated by the fact that students who sat for KCSE in 2009 have already begun streaming into public universities a fact that seems to add more frustration and despair on the 2010 lot. While it is apparent that the limited facilities and resources available in the universities are largely to blame for the hiccups in the implementation of the program, the failure by the concerned parties to offer any directives on what lies ahead has only created anxiety and confusion amongst the young comrades to be.
Editor’s Note: Moi University has since announced admission for 2010 KCSE graduates.