Tertiary education is very important to anyone who wants to advance in studies and build his career to be competitive in this dynamic world. The fact that you never attained a C+ and above doesn’t mean that your life has reached a dead end; there is a lot you can do with your grade.
There are so many people in the county who are very successful yet they didn’t pursue courses like Medicine and Law, which are believed to be a gateway to success. There are also a million others who pursued very good courses in popular universities within but they ended up failing miserably in life. Success is determined by the people an individual associates with, strategies and determination and sometimes luck.
If you didn’t manage to score a C plus or more in KCSE, don’t worry. Below are courses you would pursue that could change your life completely.
- Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
I was shocked to her an employer comfortably arguing that Kenyans who pursue a diploma in Electrical Engineering perform better in their work places compared to degree holders. I later heard a number of employees agreeing to the statement. We later established that if an individual does a diploma in Engineering, he has better chances of getting a job as compared to a degree holder. Surprisingly; with a D+ grade you can pursue a diploma in Engineering.
- Front Office/Customer Care
Customer Care Services and Front office jobs in Kenya are plenty. The advantage with Kenyans who score C+ and below is that they can pursue these courses.
There is a high demand of Front Office administrators in the country as companies set up new offices while others are expanding. The demand for Customer Care Officers is higher than the demand for Doctors.
Just like Medicine, Nursing is very hot cake in Kenya. It’s very rare to find a Nurse hopelessly loitering in the streets because she is jobless. Though a graduate can stay home for some weeks after graduating, there is always a guarantee that someone with a certificate or diploma in Nursing must find a good place to work.
- Diploma in Business Management
This is a wonderful course which gives individual skills required to be a successful entrepreneur. With a C plain and below, you would be in a class learning Diploma in Business Management.
- Diploma in Business Information Technology
Unlike other business courses, this course is decorated with Information Technology aspects. The beauty of learning this course is that you could easily find yourself working in IT companies or Banks.
Entry requirements are either a C plain or below.
- Diploma in Early Childhood Education/Special Needs Education
Who thought that one day education courses could be this marketable? These two courses are taking the job market by storm as the demand for Nursery and Kindergarten kids soar. You only need a grade of C or below to study a diploma in one of the listed courses.
- Diploma in Film Production/Journalism and Mass Communication
Nowadays, comedy pays. As a diploma holder in Film Production, you could easily find yourself working in the Churchill show or producing your own documentaries for sale. You don’t need an A to enroll for this course; a C- is enough, or even a D
Also, the emergency of social media and the ever increasing of online presence have increased demand for Journalists. This is good news to those who wish to pursue this course.
- Diploma in Risk Management and Insurance
I know a number of students who scored grade A in Mathematics and Ds in other courses. This is the course for such students. It only requires a C-.
- Diploma in Hotel Management
Hotels will always recruit people with relevant skills. One interesting thing about working in hotels is that it doesn’t matter whether an individual was smart in class, what matters is how well you perform your duties. You just need a D or a C to pursue a certificate or degree in hotel management.
- Diploma in Accounting
Accountants are well renumerated in Kenya regardless of whether one possesses a degree or not. This is a marketable course and you should not hesitate to pursue it.