KUCCPS: All KCSE 2022 Candidates with C+ and above to join university
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has maintained that “C+” as the minimum entry grade for university degree.
This means that all 173,345 students who scored a C+ or higher in the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination will be admitted to university.
This comes at a time when parents and students are concerned that the minimal university entry grade will rise based on the performance of the KCSE 2022 class.
In the KCSE Exam for the year 2021, there were 145,145 candidates who met the minimum entry requirement for universities of Grade C+ and higher.
KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer Dr Agnes Wahome now says universities have capacity to accommodate all the students.
“I know there are a lot of concerns about whether we have enough space for students who qualified to join universities. No student will be locked out and there should be no cause for alarm,” she said.
She made the remarks at Kangaru Boys High School in Embu County on Saturday at a mentorship conference for youths in the region.
The purpose of the career guidance and mentorship session was to provide information on the KUCCPS application and placement procedures.
Dr. Wahome urged students to apply for courses when the KUCCPS portal is open.
“We have the capacity to admit all those who met the university entry points, they should start submitting their applications,” she said.
However, Dr Wahome asked the candidates who don’t want to join universities to enrol in technical colleges (TVETs) and register for diploma courses.
“We have so many colleges where the students pursue courses which can help them realise their dreams. Children should be left to choose and pursue courses they want,” she advised.
The ceremony was attended by 2022 KCSE candidates, current university and college students (comrades), professionals from Embu County, and local leaders and government officials.