Students should focus more on the course and what it offers as opposed to the choice of the university. According to KUCCPS, candidates should apply for courses in tertiary institutions where they face less competition.
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has set June 22 as the new date for the Second Revision of degree and diploma courses for the 2021 KCSE candidates.
The new date offers a chance for the students to review the courses they selected and make the necessary changes they prefer.
While making the announcement, KUCCPS CEO, Agnes Wahome encouraged the KCSE candidates to consider revising the programs they had previously chosen during the second revision phase.
Ms. Wahome advised that during the revision, students should focus more on the course and what it offers as opposed to the choice of the university. She added that candidates should apply for courses in tertiary institutions where they would face less competition.
“One of the biggest mistakes that students make while selecting programs is considering the choice of university ahead of the course. From our experience, the challenge is more often about selecting the highly demanded courses in highly coveted universities. If a student really desires a course, we encourage them to apply for it in universities where they will likely face less competition,” Ms. Wahome said.
Over the years, the placement service has always given candidates who qualify for university degree programs and college diplomas to review the courses they selected in two phases, the First Revision and the Second Revision.
The First Revision for the 2021 candidates began on Wednesday, April 7, and closed on Friday, April 16.
The purpose of the First Revision allows students to review their preferred courses while allowing fresh applicants to apply for KUCCPS placement.
During the announcement for the First Revision, the KUCCPs boss encouraged students to opt for tertiary institutions where they would be equipped with the necessary skills.
“We have opportunities but very few are ready to take them. It is a countrywide problem where you will rarely find a young person committed to taking a vocational course,” she stated.
Speaking to the Nation, Ms. Wahome added that those candidates who miss out on the program have an option of pursuing their preferred course as self-sponsored students.