Revealed: Why KUCCPS Has Delayed Calls For Second Revision
Close to two months after the release of KCSE 2022 results, anxiety has built up over the admission to universities and colleges among more than 880,000 students who sat the test.
Source privy to the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) have revealed some reasons why the placement body is yet to call for the second revision of degree and diploma courses. Among the reasons include;
- uncertainty on the amount of money available to sponsor students in public institutions could have delayed the selection process.
- Officials are still mulling whether to raise university cut-off points or increase tuition fees.
- agency has a funding gap of Sh5.7 billion that would affect more than 140,000 students.
- All the 173,345 students who scored C+ and above cannot be admitted to universities. Government will require about Sh30 billion if all the qualified students secured admission.
KUCCPS Chief Executive Mercy Wahome confirmed they need about two and half months to complete this process for students to make choices.
It is also emerging that managers of universities and colleges are worried that continued delay of courses revision may affect their learning timetables.
Parents are also anxious over fake placement posters and messages indicating that the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) portal has been opened to allow their children to revise courses.
Vice chancellors and college principals have maintained that delayed opening of KUCCPS portal could be costly.