Senior Chief Koinange Girls High School Career Talk 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016
(Convil Sabato, James Midamba, Caroline Karicho, Anthony Njogu)

A statue in front of the administration block welcomes you to Senior Chief Koinange Girls High School.Built in 1973 in memory of a former colonial chief who defied his masters to try and liberate his people, Senior Chief Koinange Girls High School is located a few kilometres south of Kiambu Town in Kiambu County.

On February 6, 2016, a team of four officers from the Placement Service took a career talk to this historic school, in an event that was also attended by students and staff from 15 other secondary schools and a host of universities and colleges. On arrival, the team received a warm welcome from staff and students, after which the officers were directed to a hall where participants were already seated. 

Mr. Convil Sabato, an officer from the Placement Service, gave a speech on new trends in student placement. He also took the audience through the history of the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service and highlighted its functions.

Further, he explained the application process, the criteria used in the placement of government-sponsored students to universities and colleges and highlighted the courses offered at the institutions. 

Mr. Sabato also explained that affirmative action is applied to ensure equity and national integration by giving equitable opportunity to persons with disabilities, applicants from marginalised regions and female candidates during the placement process. In addition, he explained the formula used in calculating the weighted cluster points. 

Speakers from the other institutions were also given a chance to address the participants. During an interactive session that followed, many of the students sought to understand the weighted cluster points and how they are arrived at.

The officers also had to clarify that the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service is not a learning institution. Some students had enquired whether the Service offered courses. The team emphasised that the Placement Service is a public body that places government-sponsored students to universities and colleges. The career forum ended at 4 p.m. The other Placement Service staff members present were Ms. Caroline Karicho, Mr. Anthony Njogu and Mr. James Midamba. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, KCA University and Daystar University were among the institutions represented. Senior Chief Koinange Girls High School has a population of over 1,000 students.

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