The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has announced the dates for which applications will be accepted for the 2023/2024 placement cycle of government-sponsored students to universities, colleges, and other tertiary training institutions.
KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer Dr. Agnes Mercy Wahome indicated in a memo dated 19th September and addressed to all Principals in secondary schools that the School/Centre application would begin on 19th September 2022 and close on 30th November, 2022.
All secondary schools in Kenya must provide their KCSE students with career counselling and help them fill out their online placement application.
to universities, colleges and other tertiary training institutions in order to benefit from government sponsorship.
The applications on behalf of their students will be collected, compiled, and submitted through the school portal in accordance with the instructions outlined on the KUCCPS website .
The placement of government sponsored students applies only to Kenyan citizens and is based on merit and affirmative action criteria.
There is a Ksh.500 application fee that must be paid by each prospective student at the time of submitting their school application. The minimal grade needed for placement into degree programs is a C+, while the minimum grade needed for a diploma is a C-; the minimum grade needed for a craft certificate is a D; and the minimum grade needed for an artisan certificate is a D- or below.
Dr. Wahome emphasized that it is important for all eligible KCSE applicants to submit an application for placement, regardless of the outcomes of their exams.
Each KCSE candidate shall be given an opportunity to choose his or her preferred courses as follows; Degree Course: 1(a), 1(b), 1(c), 2, 3, 4 ; Diploma Course: 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Craft Course: 1, 2, 3, 4 and; Artisan Course: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Everyone who is interested should submit an application for each of the four levels. However, they should make their decisions based solely on the programs in which they have an interest in participating. There are no mandatory fields.
After the KNEC publishes the results of the 2022 KCSE, the Placement Service will announce the dates for the first revision of choice.
Candidates who will not merit any of their preferred choices as a result of the processing of their preceding placement applications will be given the opportunity to revise their applications during the subsequent revisions, during which they can choose from among courses that still have not had enough enrollment .
The Placement Service in Kenya applies affirmative action criteria that is based on gender, marginalized groups, and disabilities in order to comply with the provisions of the Constitution of Kenya (2012).
In order to make this procedure run more smoothly for the benefit of the students, the principals were reminded to clearly indicate the citizenship of the student, as well as the student’s gender, the nature of the student’s disability (if applicable), and the geographical location of the school or examination center.