The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has announced the dates for application for 2021/2022 placement of 2020 KCSE candidates to universities and colleges. The School/Centre application will commence on Monday, January 4, 2021 and close on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. This will be followed by the first and second revision phases.
CENTRE/SCHOOL APPLICATION FOR 2021/2022 PLACEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SPONSORED STUDENTS TO UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) is a state corporation established to co-ordinate the placement of Government Sponsored Students to Universities and Colleges and to develop career guidance programmes for the benefit of students among other functions.
KUCCPS in consultation with its stakeholders developed the Placement Policy, Procedures and Criteria to ensure equity and access to tertiary education and training. Placement of government-sponsored students is based on choices, merit and affirmative action criteria.
To achieve this, the applicants are given an opportunity to make placement choices at different stages of the placement cycle to increase their chances of securing their most preferred career choices.
At the School/Centre application stage, secondary school principals are required to submit the KCSE candidates’ placement choices and contact information through the school portal to ensure that each candidate’s information is centrally captured for ease of placement and follow-up by KUCCPS officers.
In the past, many KCSE candidates performed well in KCSE but failed to apply for placement to either university and/or college resulting in their being matched to courses that remain after the processing of applications.
In this regard, school principals should ensure that all their KCSE candidates participate in the School/Centre application by submitting their candidates’ choices to KUCCPS through their respective school placement portal.
2021/2022 Kuccps Placement Application Process
The placement cycle is summarized below:
STAGE 1: School/Centre Application- 2021/2022 Placement.
The School/Centre application will commence on Monday, January 4, 2021 and close on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The principals’ manual to guide the process is available in the respective school portal.
Each KCSE candidate shall be given an opportunity to choose their preferred courses as shown below:
1. Degree Course choices: 1(a), 1(b), (c), 2, 3, 4.
2. Diploma Course choices: 1,2,3,4
3. Craft Course choices: 1,2,3,4
4. Artisan Course choices: 1,2,3,4
All candidates should be encouraged to apply, and can give choices from all four levels.
However, they should make choices only for programmes they are interested in pursuing.
It is important to note that currently, KUCCPS places students to Bachelor Degree (currently C+ and above), Diploma (C- and above), Craft Certificate (D plain and above) and Artisan (D- minus and below).
Therefore, all candidates qualify for placement to university or college irrespective of their KCSE examination results grade.
An application fee of Kshs. 500 shall be charged per student.
STAGE 2: First Revision– 2021/2022 Placement.
First revision of Degree and TVET choices will be held on dates to be announced by KUCCPS after the release of the K.C.S.E. Results.
If the student applied for placement during the School/Centre application, they shall pay Kshs.1,000.
If the student is applying for placement for the first time at this stage, they shall pay Kshs.1,500.
STAGE 3: Second and Subsequent Revisions – 2021/2022 Placement.
Candidates who will not merit any of their preferred choices on processing of their preceding placement applications will be given a chance to revise during the subsequent Revision by selecting from courses with unfilled capacities.
Affirmative Action Criteria
The Placement Policy applies affirmative action criteria based on: gender, marginalization and disability.
To facilitate this process for the benefit of the students, principals are reminded to indicate clearly the following information for every candidate accordingly:
- Nature of disability (where applicable)
- The geographical location of the school/Examination centre
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service takes this early opportunity to wish all 2020 K.C.S.E. Examination Candidates success in the forthcoming examinations and requests all secondary school principals to submit Centre/School placement application choices and contact details for their KCSE candidates.
KUCCPS further urges all schools and candidates to continuously visit the Placement Service website www.kuccps.ac.ke for more information on their services.
For enquiries, write to Kuccps on [email protected]
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