The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has released the application dates for the 2023/2024 placement cycle for students receiving government sponsorship to attend universities, colleges, and other tertiary training institutions in Kenya.
Dr. Agnes Mercy Wahome, CEO of KUCCPS, announced the opening and closing dates for the School/Centre application in a memo to all secondary school principals dated September 19th.
It is envisaged that secondary schools will provide students taking the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with the relevant career counselling and help them complete the online application for placement to universities, colleges, and other places of higher education in order to obtain financial support from the government.
Following the instructions outlined on the service’s website, schools are responsible for collecting, compiling, and submitting applications on behalf of the candidates.
After the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) publishes the results of the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), the Placement Service will announce the dates on which it will hold the first revision of choices.
If a candidate does not receive any of their top selections after the processing of their previous placement applications, they will be offered the opportunity to reapply during the Subsequent Revisions and choose among courses with open seats.
The Kenyan government’s Placement Service uses gender, marginalized, and disability-related affirmative action criteria in line with the country’s 2012 constitution.
Principals were reminded that it is in their students’ best interest to provide clear information regarding the students’ citizenship, gender, type of disability (if applicable), and the location of the School/Examination center.
It is one of KUCCPS’s many responsibilities to coordinate the placement of government-sponsored students in higher education institutions and to create career counselling programming for the benefit of its student population