The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has opened its 2022-2023 systems to allow applications for University and College placement and with regard to revision of choices.
The portal will remain opened up to June 2, when students can apply or revise their university and college choices.
The students can also consider applying for Technical, Vocational Training Institutions (TVET) where they can get hands-on skills required in the job market.
“All 144,466 Kenyan children who attained the Grade of C plus and above are eligible to apply for a degree programme in 70 universities. However, I encourage those who are intelligent to apply for Tvets,” Announced the Education Cabinet Secretary.
The CS asked the 671,000 students who are eligible for Diploma and Craft certificate courses to apply for consideration in the 191 government institutions in the country.
The CS called on students to stop glorifying university education saying Tvets offered opportunities to equip them with job demand skills.
“Every Kenyan thinks university education is the big thing in getting a job, which has not been the case. If you are intelligent enough, apply for TVET education. Like last year, we had over 6,000 who had applied,” Said the CS.
For the first time KUCCPs will be admitting students in 32 government primary teachers training colleges and encouraged even non-citizens to apply.