The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has dismissed claims that it has opened its portal for 2021 KCSE candidates to apply or revise courses they had selected earlier through the School/principal’s portal.
On Friday 13th May the Placement Service flagged a viral message shared on WhatsApp as fake as it encouraged parents, guardians and candidates to wait for official communication from the agency.
“It’s now official that the KUCCPS portal is now open for 2022/2023 University, Colleges and TVET applications.” Reads part of the fake post.
Students who scored a minimum of a C+ can apply for degree courses in both public and Private universities countrywide.Students with a mean grade of C- and above qualify for diploma courses, D+ qualify for certificate while the rest can apply for artisan courses” the post further read.
In as much some information provided in the viral post may be accurate,the placement body has not yet opened the student’s application portal.
2022 KUCCPS Placement Application Process
STAGE 1: School/Centre Application
The School/Centre application commenced on Monday, January 4, 2022 and closed on Wednesday, March 31, 2022.
Each KCSE candidate shall be given an opportunity to choose their preferred courses as shown below:
1. Degree Course choices: 1(a), 1(b), (c), 2, 3, 4.
2. Diploma Course choices: 1,2,3,4
3. Craft Course choices: 1,2,3,4
4. Artisan Course choices: 1,2,3,4
All candidates should be encouraged to apply, and can give choices from all four levels.
However, they should make choices only for programmes they are interested in pursuing.
It is important to note that currently, KUCCPS places students to Bachelor Degree (currently C+ and above), Diploma (C- and above), Craft Certificate (D plain and above) and Artisan (D- minus and below).
Therefore, all candidates qualify for placement to university or college irrespective of their KCSE examination results grade.
An application fee of Kshs. 500 shall be charged per student.
STAGE 2: First Revision
First revision of Degree and TVET choices will be held on dates to be announced by KUCCPS after the release of the K.C.S.E. Results.
If the student applied for placement during the School/Centre application, they shall pay Kshs.1,000.
If the student is applying for placement for the first time at this stage, they shall pay Kshs.1,500.
STAGE 3: Second and Subsequent Revisions
Candidates who will not merit any of their preferred choices on processing of their preceding placement applications will be given a chance to revise during the subsequent Revision by selecting from courses with unfilled capacities.