Form Four students across Kenya have begun selecting the courses they wish to pursue in universities and colleges next year under government sponsorship.
This comes after the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) opened their schools portal for application submissions.
The applications commenced on September 19, 2022 and will close on November 30, 2022,according to a letter from KUCCPS to all secondary school principals.
According to Dr. Mercy Wahome, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KUCCPS, students should apply for the program so that they can receive career guidance from their teachers, all of whom have been trained by KUCCPS on the process.
Since July 2022, the KUCCPS has trained 43,079 secondary school students from 92 selected schools in 29 counties and 4,505 career teachers who are employed in 45 counties on how to provide career assistance to their students.
“All secondary schools shall, on behalf of their candidates collect, collate and submit through the School Portal, the applications for placement to Universities and Colleges following the procedure given in the website,” said Wahome.
Each 2022 KCSE candidate is required to pay an application fee of Ksh. 500 through their schools.
The minimum admission requirements for Degree programmes is C+, Diploma C-, Craft Certificate D and Artisan Certificate D- (minus) and below in KCSE.
“This is the best time for the students to interact with KUCCPS officers and seek guidance as they choose courses,” said Wahome.
KUCCPS placement criteria is based on merit and affirmative action with Principals required to collect and collate the candidates’ email and telephone contact details and submit them with the applications.
At the same time, KUCCPS is concurrently holding career guidance activities in secondary schools across the country. This will to enable KUCCPS to reach the students with placement information in future.
Dr. Wahome added that for career guidance and other important placement information, applicants should visit KUCCPS service desks in the Huduma Centres .The centers will be available in Nairobi (GPO), Mombasa, Kisumu, Nyeri, Garissa, Kitui, Eldoret, Kakamega, Meru, Kitale, Thika, Isiolo, Narok, Laikipia and Nakuru.
Students are also advised to contact the placement website www.kuccps.ac.ke or send an email to [email protected] for further enquiries.