Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has raised concern over a number of courses that do not attract students at private and public universities. 

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CS Magoha now wants these courses reviewed and scrapped off since they are considered uncompetitive. 

Speaking on Monday during the release of the universities placement results at Catholic University, Magoha said that the government cannot afford to sponsor students to pursue courses that are deemed irrelevant in the job market. 

He noted that 107 university programmes could be scrapped off because they have not been attracting the required number of students.

He noted that nine programmes in universities failed to attract even a single student who sat for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam last year. 

He also said that the remaining 98 had no students enrolled from all schools. The programmes have slots for 6,721 students.

He has now directed Commission for University Education to review the programmes to determine whether they can be scraped off with immediate effect to pave way for more competitive programmes.

 Magoha further said that it is disturbing to offer programmes that will not benefit learners in any way after they have completed their education.

"There are many programmes in our universities that fail to attract a single student. This situation must be addressed. The Commission for University Education must conduct a thorough analysis of these courses," said Prof Magoha, as quoted by Standard