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As of 2015, World University Service of Canada(WUSC) has increased the minimum required grade for someone to apply for the Student Refugee Program (SRP) from B (for boys) and C+(for girls) to B+(boys) and B-(girls). The change was made in 2015 due to high number of applicants at that time. However, since then, a change in the Ministry of Education in Kenya has impacted the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results of the whole country. Notably, the number of As has reduced from what previously was 200 for certain individual elite schools to just 300 for the whole country (300 out of 500,000 students). Similarly, the number of students getting each of the grades from A-, B+… C+ has reduced and the population shifted to the lower grades due what the Kenyan Ministry of Educations said to “an attempt to improve the quality of the education and prevent grade inflation”.

While there has been a decrease in the performance of the students, WUSC still uses the B+/B- criteria.
This petition is to request WUSC to account for the current status of Kenya and adjust the grade accordingly or use the B/C+ system.

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