KUCCPS 2020 LATEST NEWS: CRUCIAL FACTORS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER TO ENSURE THAT YOU MAKE THE RIGHT KUCCPS 2020 CHOICES DURING THE KUCCPPS 2020 FIRST REVISION
KUCCPS 2020 LATEST: A STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON THE FACTORS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE MAKING YOUR KUCCPS 2020 CHOICES (COURSES)
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At last, the process of revising KUCCPS courses/ choices by KCSE 2019 candidates which had been waited for with bated breath is here.
The most interesting part, however, is the fact that most of the KCSE 2019 candidates are still at a loss on how to make the right KUCCPS 2020 choices to avoid going through the rigorous process of revising their choices for the second time.
This article is meant to offer a step by step guide on the crucial factors that every KCSE candidate should take into consideration before choosing or revising his or her KUCCPS choices.
Another aim of this article is to ensure that no KCSE candidate misses out on his or her preferred KUCCPS diploma or degree choices.
HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY APPLY FOR AND REVISE YOUR KUCCPS 2020 COURSE CHOICES (IMPORTANT FACTORS)
1. CLUSTER POINTS
Unlike in the past whereby KCSE candidates who had attained the minimum entry requirements to universities and colleges were forced to calculate their cluster points manually, the KUCCPS system is automated to calculate every KCSE candidate’s cluster points for all available programmes/ courses.
Cluster points definition
What is a cluster point?
The term cluster points refer to a tabulated figure usually acquired by calculating the number of points for four basic subjects that have to be considered for every course choice. The four subjects are considered to be the most relevant to your preferred course/ programme.
For example, a student wishing to pursue a degree in Nursing must attain certain points in Mathematics, Biology, English and Chemistry. These four are also referred to as core cluster subjects.
During the revision of KUCCPS choices, KUCCPS provides cluster subjects for every course/ choice which differs from one university to the other.
HOW to calculate your weighted cluster points
To successfully calculate your weighted cluster points, you need the following: Aggregate points as provided in your KNEC result slip or certificate and your raw cluster points.
What are the raw cluster points?
The term raw cluster points for your KUCCPS course selection refers to the total number of points obtained by adding the points for the four core subjects. The maximum number of raw cluster points for any candidate is 48, assuming that the candidate scored straight As in all the four core subjects i.e. (12x 4)
Aggregate points, on the other hand, refers to the total number of points attained by the student as indicated in the KNEC result slip or certificate.
The next step is for you to use the formula provided by KUCCPS to obtain your weighted mean for every KUCCPS course choice.
Therefore, it is advisable that you select a KUCCPS course/ programme in a university whose cut off cluster weight/ point is equivalent or slightly lower than yours.
The cluster weight for all 2020 KUCCPS choices/ programmes have been calculated already by KUCCPS. You can, therefore, access them especially now that the KUCCPS portal is open for the first revision of courses by logging onto the official KUCCPS portal using the link provided below
2. Subject Requirements
The second factor that you should take into consideration before applying for KUCCPS placement is whether you have attained the minimum subject requirements for your preferred KUCCPS choice.
Students wishing to pursue KUCCPS programmes in Education, for instance, have to specialize in two main subjects. Such students are expected to score at least a C+ plus and above in the two areas of specialization, for example, Mathematics and Chemistry or Kiswahili and CRE.
3. Available KUCCPS slots
Do not go for a KUCCPS course that is already overpopulated. If you select a programme which is likely to attract many students, you are likely to miss a slot either in your university of choice or the course itself since KUCCPS will select candidates with the highest cluster points.
The saddest part of it all is that if you miss out on your preferred KUCCPS 2020 programme then KUCCPS will be at liberty to place you in any other available programme even if you are overqualified for it.
4. Preferred university or college and competitiveness
There is a saying that does rounds on social media about “The University of Nairobi” versus other universities.
It insinuates that not all universities are equal. In other words, universities are equal but others like The University of Nairobi are more equal than others. This is because they are located in the Capital City. Anyway, which student would like to go for “bush” universities leave alone “bush” schools?
Therefore, picking a KUCCPS programme being offered by the University of Nairobi and other more equal universities such as Kenyatta University and JKUAT may put you at risk of losing out on a chance to undertake the programme at all especially if your weighted cluster point equivalent to the university’s cut off.
It is therefore advisable that you critically analyze the general performance of all KCSE candidates that particular year before applying for highly competitive choices and universities.
All the best in your pursuits