A list of students who have been shortlisted for various Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes has been released by Kenya University and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).
According to KUCCPS, 265,145 students who applied for various courses in February were shortlisted for degree and TVET programs in the 2021/2022 cycle.
Agnes Wahome, the CEO of the KUCCPS, said that 137,072 of the total candidates were put in TVETs, with 128,073 pursuing degree programs at various universities.
How to Check
Students can check the status of their application through the student’s portal by visiting www.students.kuccps.net.
While at the website, the applicants are required to login using their credentials as follows;
Enter KCSE Index Number, the year of examination and their password.
The applicants are advised to use their Birth Certificate Number or KCPE Index Number (as used in KCSE Exam Registration) as their initial password.
“Once you have confirmed the college to which you have been placed, contact the institution for joining instructions,” the statement by KUCCPS read in part.
The overall fees for technical colleges for a year are Ksh56,420. The government provides a fee subsidy of Ksh30,000.
Students can apply for a loan from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) to help with the Ksh26,420 outstanding.
This can be done by going to http://www.helb.co.ke
In a past interview with The Nation, the KUCCPS CEO, noted that TVET carries out their placement exercise in three cycles.
However, the institutions are the ones to guide the students on when to report, based on their academic calendars.
“We do not dictate to them when the students should report. Once we place, we encourage the institutions to agree with the students on when to report, based on the available resources. We also encourage them to introduce open, distance and e-learning (ODEL) and blended learning where possible,” she stated