Second Revision of Courses For 2021 KCSE Candidates to Begin Next Week
2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Candidates will do a second revision of their degree/ diploma courses from the beginning of May. This exercise will be open to the 2021 KCSE candidates interested in reviewing their university and college courses. Those who had not applied for the courses in their respective schools will also have a chance to apply for the courses of their choice.
According to Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) CEO Mercy Wahome, all the 826,807 KCSE candidates will transition to institutions of higher learning.
“The KUCCPS application portal will open in May. Candidates who applied for courses at school and would wish to revise their options will have an opportunity to make the changes when the portal opens,” said Wahome.
Wahome confirmed that all the 145,145 candidates who attained the minimum university entry requirement of C+ and above will be offered places in public and private universities under government sponsorship.
“Candidates who scored grades ranging from E to C plain will be eligible for government sponsorship in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions,” added Wahome.
Candidates who scored between grades C plain and E in the 2021 KCSE were 681,662
Education CS George Magoha last week confirmed that all candidates were eligible to transition to higher learning institutions depending on their grades.
He highlighted on the need to focus on improving TVET institutions which will be joined by the majority of the Form Four leavers.
“We wish to inform the public that modalities are being worked out to start the processes of placing the 2021 KCSE candidates to various degree and TVET courses for the 2022/2023 academic year,” said Wahome.
However, Wahome said only those who apply for placement in the various universities and TVET institutions will be considered in the placement and government sponsorships.
The application window for 2021 applications was opened in March for the first application exercise. Principals were expected to submit candidates’ course choices in the KUCCPS’ portal.
What this implies is that students whose schools failed to submit course applications will have to make the applications by themselves once the service resumes applications.
Overall, students have 18 choices open to them when making applications. Out of these, are six options for degree courses, four for diploma programmes, and a similar number for craft certificate options. Another four options are available for artisan certificate courses.
For degrees, candidates are expected to list their preferred four courses in the order of priority. The two-month application window is a wake-up call to teachers and parents amid reports that some teachers failed to guide students through the selection.