Last year’s KCSE candidates will know the universities and colleges that they will join this year online.
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS) is expected to make the announcement today. KUCCPS is a government agency established under section 55 of the Universities act that has the mandate to coordinate the university and college placement in the country.
This comes at a time when learning institutions, which include universities, have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 689,007 candidates sat for the KCSE examination of which 125,463 attained the minimum grade of C+, hence eligible for placement as government-sponsored students. The remaining 563,544 were eligible to be placed to TVET programs at Diploma, Craft Certificate, and Artisan Certificate levels. Kenyan universities declared 145,129 vacancies for government-sponsored students. 2,632 candidates who scored C and above and were qualified for degree programs opted for diploma courses in TVET institutions.
This year’s placement data has interesting statistics. Out of the 122,831 applicants to degree courses, 54% (66,661) will join Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses. The rest have been placed to Arts and Humanities.
How to check online
The Ministry of Education has informed students that they can access the placement details through their respective portals on the placement website.
KUCCPS student portal will request your KCSE index number, KCSE year and your password as stated on the website.
The government also says that applicants will also be notified individually through SMS.