Nairobi, May 20, 2022
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has opened its system to allow all the 2021 KCSE examination candidates to start revising their university and college choices.
This follows a directive by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Prof. George Magoha. Speaking today at Thika Girls Karibaribi Secondary School in Kiambu County, Prof. Magoha announced that the application portal would remain open from May 20, 2022 to June 2, 2022.
“All the 144,466 Kenyans with C+ and above who sat the 2021 KCSE examination are eligible to apply for degree programmes in the 70 universities,” said the Cabinet Secretary, who had taken four girls for admission to the secondary school after a mop up in the nearby Kiandutu slums.
He further encouraged the candidates who obtained the minimum university entry grade to also consider applying for courses in TVET institutions and Teacher Training Colleges (TTCS). Last year, over 6,000 Kenyans who had qualified for degree courses opted for diploma courses.
The other 671,415 Kenyans with mean grades ranging from C – to E in the 2021 KCSE examination are eligible for diploma, craft certificate and artisan certificate courses offered in 190 government institutions.
The overall minimum entry requirement for diploma courses is C - (minus); for craft certificate courses is D (plain); and for artisan certificate courses is E.
For the first time, KUCCPS will also be admitting students to the 32 government primary teacher training colleges. The 2021 and previous years’ KCSE candidates, including non-citizens, can apply to these TTCs.
Past candidates who sat for KCSE between the years 2000 and 2021 and scored C (plain) and above are eligible to apply for placement to the primary TTCs.
In addition, the three diploma-offering secondary TTCs – Kibabii, Lugari and Kagumo – will also be admitting students through KUCCPS under the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) system. The Cabinet Secretary encouraged students with C+ and above who did technical subjects to apply for these opportunities.
Only those who apply through the KUCCPS portal will be considered for government sponsorship. Therefore, Prof. Magoha directed the placement body to adhere to the strict timelines and so that all applicants are informed of their placement by the end of June.
While recognising the fairness, integrity and efficiency of the KUCCPS processes, the CS further directed the placement agency to ensure that the school portal is open in July 2022 for the current KCSE candidates to start selecting their preferred courses.
Applicants who may need support should visit our officers stationed in the following Huduma Centres: Nairobi (GPO), Mombasa, Kisumu, Nyeri, Garissa, Kitui, Eldoret, Kakamega, Meru, Kitale, Thika, Isiolo, Narok, Laikipia and Nakuru.
Meanwhile, KUCCPS advises applicants to beware of potentially fraudulent social media pages and websites providing false and misleading information about the placement process. KUCCPS cautions applicants against sending money to individuals they meet online posing as KUCCPS employees.
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