Kenya’s 2019 KCSE students can now get information about the universities and colleges that they will join this year online. This is the most convenient model so far for KUCCPS Placement.
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS) which coordinates university and college placement in the country have an online portal on their website to facilitate this process.
The Ministry of Education also stated applicants will also be notified individually through SMS.
KUCCPS Placement’s student portal will request user’s KCSE index number, KCSE year and password.
KUCCPS Placement Allotment
A total of 689,007 candidates sat for the KCSE examination of which 18 percent attained the minimum grade of C+.
563,544 students were eligible to be placed to TVET programs at Diploma, Craft Certificate, and Artisan Certificate levels as 125,463 qualified for placement as government-sponsored students.
Kenyan universities declared 145,129 vacancies for government-sponsored students.
Interestingly, 2,632 candidates who scored C and above and were qualified for degree programs opted for diploma courses in TVET institutions.
54% (66,661) of the 122,831 applicants to degree courses will join Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses. The rest have been placed to Arts and Humanities.
The Star reported, “University administrators are scratching their heads after 56 courses failed to attract any student” as most programmes in science, theology, environment, development and agriculture seemed undesirable to students in the undergraduate case.