The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has announced the dates for application for placement of 2023 KCSE candidates to universities and colleges
On April 4th, 2023, KUCCPS releases a new statement on intake for government-sponsored students, which would be in September this year. The placement exercise would allow students who sat for the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) to join universities.
KUCCPS’s response followed a series of concerns and reports on changing the date to May from September. However, the government body refuted reports that the date had been changed. “Government-sponsored students will report in September and not May,” KUCCPS stated
Besides dismissing reports of students joining in May, KUCCPS further informed 2022 KCSE students those applications for placement had not been opened. According to KUCCPS, after the application, students would also be allowed to revise courses.
“The application process for the 2022 candidates is yet to start, the portal will first be opened for revision of courses before transfer application,” KUCCPS stated.
“The application guidelines will be provided during the transfer window,” the government body indicated.
KUCCPS) places Kenyan government-subsidized students in universities and colleges to pursue a wide range of degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs. KUCCPS also provides information on various programs and the colleges that provide them for each cycle
KUCCPS in consultation with its stakeholders developed the Placement Policy, Procedures, and Criteria to ensure equity and access to tertiary education and training. The placement of government-sponsored students is based on choices, merit, and affirmative action criteria.
To achieve this, the applicants are given an opportunity to make placement choices at different stages of the placement cycle to increase their chances of securing their most preferred career choices.
At the School/Centre application stage, secondary school principals are required to submit the KCSE candidates’ placement choices and contact information through the school portal to ensure that each candidate’s information is centrally captured for ease of placement and follow-up by KUCCPS officers.
In the past, many KCSE candidates performed well in KCSE but failed to apply for placement to either university and/or college resulting in their being matched to courses that remain after the processing of applications.