KUCCPS Opens Portal For 2021 KCSE Candidates To Initiate Course and University Choices
Candidates who sat the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will soon know their courses and higher learning institutions they will join.
This follows the launch of the placement process Monday morning by Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) at the Joseph Kangethe primary school.
Education CS Prof. George Magoha launched the selection process that will see over 140,000 candidates secure a slot in both private and public universities under the government-sponsored programme.(click here to start your course application.)
Several others who will not make it for the degree courses will be placed in colleges and TVET institutions.(click here to start your course application.)
A total of 893 candidates who sat the exam whose results were released early this month attained a mean grade of A Plain while 143,140 scored C+ and above guaranteeing their placement in public universities in the country.
The 2020 exam was the first ever to be conducted under the Covid-19 pandemic that disrupted the school calendar.
However, the students defied the odds to record a sterling performance. An additional 17,393 candidates qualified for admission to university compared to 2019’s 125,747 candidates who attained C+ and above.
The CS said the remaining 604,021 will be able to progress to higher levels including technical and vocational education and teachers and medical training colleges.747,161 candidates sat the examination across the 10,565 centres in the country.
The portal, which was opened today, is expected to close after 18 days.(click here to start your course application.)