Monday 17, February 2020
PLACEMENT OF THE 2019 KCSE COHORT TO UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
Pursuant to its Mandate as provided for in the Universities Act, 2012, Section 56 (1) (a), the Placement Board, during a meeting held today, February 17, 2020, has considered the placement of the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination candidates to Universities and Colleges. The Board observed the following:
- 2019 KCSE Performance
A total of 688,928 students qualified for placement to tertiary institutions at various levels under Government sponsorship. Of these, 125,449 attained a mean grade of C+ and above, thus qualifying to join local universities. Another 563,479 scored between C and E and therefore qualified for placement to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.
Universities have declared a capacity of 193,878, which is enough to absorb all those who met the minimum requirement for admission to Degree programmes and are willing to pursue courses in Universities.
In addition, the State Department of Vocational and Technical Training has provided a capacity of 350,000 in the TVET institutions that are under the Ministry of Education. The capacity is enough to absorb 62% of the candidates who qualified for TVET. The Board noted that there are several other TVET institutions offering training opportunities where the remaining 38 % can be absorbed.
The Placement Board resolved that all the 2019 KCSE candidates who scored a mean grade of C+ and above will be given an opportunity for placement to universities and TVET institutions, while all those who scored C and below will be given an opportunity to apply for placement to TVET institutions.
Pursuant to this, the online placement system has today, Monday, February 17, 2020, opened for application and revision of choices and will close on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 5.00 pm.
- Application Support to Applicants
From Monday, February 24 to Saturday, February 29, 2020, the Placement Service will set up desks in the following institutions to advise and support applicants.
Baringo Technical College
Bomet University College
University of Embu
Tom Mboya University College
Uhuru Vocational Training College
Sigalagala National Polytechnic
Kenya Highlands Evangelical University
Kabete National Polytechnic
Kisii National Polytechnic
Kisumu National Polytechnic
Kenya Water Institute
Laikipia North Technical and Vocational College
Machakos University of Technology
Wote Technical Training Institute
Laisamis Technical and Vocational College
Meru National Polytechnic
Siala Technical Training Institute
Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology
Maasai Mara University
Ol'lessos Technical Training Institute
Nyandarua Institute of Technology
Nyeri National Polytechnic
Laikipia University, Maralal Campus
Siaya Institute of Technology
Taita Taveta University
Kitale National Polytechnic
Turkana University College
Eldoret National Polytechnic
These support services will remain available throughout the application period at the Placement Service offices at the ACK Garden House (Ground Floor) on 1st Ngong Avenue, off Ngong Road, in Community Area and at Huduma Centres located in Mombasa, Nyeri, Eldoret, Nakuru, Garissa, Kakamega, Kisumu, Meru, Kitui, and Nairobi (Makadara and GPO).
More information on the application process, available programmes, universities and colleges, previous cut-off points and applicants’ cluster points is accessible through the Placement Service Student’s Portal students.kuccps.net under Downloads. All applicants are advised to observe the application deadline.
All applications must be submitted online through the Students Portal, students.kuccps.net. Late applications will not be accepted.
DR. JOHN MURAGURI,
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER