Agnes Wahome, the CEO of KUCCPS, made the admissions while testifying before MPs.
After weeks of debate about who will be admitted to the university, the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has declared that anyone with a C+ will be admitted.
While speaking before MPs, KUCCPS CEO Agnes Wahome revealed that there is ample capacity to accommodate all students who obtained a C+ or higher.
She informed lawmakers that public institutions had a capacity of 194,000.
“All students who score above C Plus will get admission to the university since we have enough capacity,” she said.
173,000 students got a C+ or higher on the KCSE exams in 2022, making them eligible for government sponsorship.
She delivered her remarks when testifying before the Public Investments Committee on Education and Governance.
However, the portal for course application and revision has yet to be opened. Students will be able to revise the courses they applied for once the system is open.
However, student placement in private universities is unlikely to occur at this time.
Wahome requested protection from Parliament in carrying out the same.
“We commit that if you give directive we will implement but we ask for protection from Parliament,” Wahome said.
MPs assured the KUCCPS CEO of protection as they implement the policy of accommodating all students in public institutions.
“You are covered by the law and we will die with you. We will start working on the systems to ensure that policy is reversed,” Wamboka said.