KCSE 2020 candidates can smile as KUCCPS launch university placement process
Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) this morning unveiled the recruitment process in Joseph Kangethe Primary School.
The Department of Education headed by Prof George Magoha has introduced a selection process that will ensure that more than 140,000 candidates are assured of getting space to study in private and public universities through a government-funded program. Other candidates will be placed in colleges and TVET center to have them do study the courses of their interest.
A total of 893 students who did the kcse 2020 examination of which the results was released earlier this month attained A Plain marks and 143,140 scored C + and above confirming that they would be placed in public and private universities across the country.
The 2020 knec kcse examination was the first exam to be done in a different year other than the registered one under serious Covid-19 protocols. The exercise was disrupted due to the outbreak of covid-19 disease last year March leading to change in the school calender activities.
However, despite most of the candidate having more challenges that would prevent them from registering good performance in the kcse examination , an additional 17,393 students were eligible for university admission compared to the 125,747 2019 candidates who attained C + and above. This was a positive deviation that was noted by Prof magoha during the release of the exam.
The CS said the remaining 604,021 would be able to advance to higher levels including technical and vocational education centres as well as teachers and medical training colleges.
Universities have announced 147,000 places, making more places available than the number of candidates who attained the minimum university entry grade of c plus and above. The KUCCPS chair also said that the study slots will still be distributed through 500-degree programs at public and private universities.
A total of 747,161 candidates sat for the exam, and 143,140 candidates C + (plus) and above all these will qualify for the application of helb lpan to facilitate their learning process. In technical colleges, more than 100,000 places have been secured for diplomas and certificate courses.
The placement will be occuring at a unique time in which the country facing uncertainty about closure of schools so as to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Education Department officer prof. George Magoha directed all universities to make communication to all new students joining so as to give them instructions on how they will join and speed up the start of their academic journey.This means that students will join the relevant institutions in September.In the 2019 KCSE, 125,463 received a C + (plus) degree and higher and were placed on university as state-sponsored students.
The University of Nairobi, Jkuat, and Mount Kenya University were the most successful in terms of enrollment numbers last year
The University of Nairobi admitted 5,894 students doubling it population since has a most competitive courses required by most of top students across the country. On addition, Last year most of private universities appreciated much since 17,368 students joined them. Student wishing to apply now should visit the kuccps website and start the application process.