KUCCPS 2021 Placement; List of Marketable and Most Popular Courses among KCSE Candidates
CS Magoha to Shade Light on what the 2020 KCSE Candidates Should Expect
Education CS Professor George Magoha is today expected to give an update on what the KCSE 2020 candidates should expect when it comes to the upcoming KUCCPS placement exercise for the 2021/2022 academic year.
The CS is expected to give a complete breakdown of how many KCSE 2020 students will be joining universities, colleges, and TVET institutions this year and how much money has been set aside by the government for them.
In May 2021, the Higher Education Loans Board, HELB announced that approximately 93, 000 students will miss the annual HELB allocation this year following the poor performance of loans precipitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to HELB CEO, some beneficiaries have failed to sustain the monthly installment meant to repay their outstanding HELB loans following the slow recovery of the economy after the pandemic paralyzed it.
Besides this, Magoha will confirm whether all the 143, 140 students who attained the minimum university entry grade, C+ and above in the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE exams will get placed in public universities which have already declared their capacity.
The CS will also issue placement options to middle-level colleges for the remaining 5, 000 KCSE candidates who did not attain the minimum university entry grade.
Today is therefore a very special day for the candidates since they will know the capacity of various universities before selecting them and the full list of available courses on the official KUCCPS portal.
MOST POPULAR KUCCPS COURSES AMONG KCSE CANDIDATES FOR THE PREVIOUS THREE YEARS
For the last three years, the trendsetter in terms of most popular courses is Bachelor of Education which has been receiving the highest number of applications during KUCCPS first and second revision of courses.
Bachelor of Commerce bags the second-best position among the most preferred KUCCPS University Programmes.
Bachelor of Pharmacy ranks third. Other most popular KUCCPS Courses encompass Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Quantity Surveying, Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Science (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), and Bachelor of Medicine which clinches the TOP 10 most popular KUCCPS Courses.
Top 10 Most Popular KUCCPS Courses Among Top-Performing KCSE Candidates
According to the latest KUCCPS data at our disposal, Medicine, Pharmacy, engineering, architecture, and economics are the most popular courses among the KCSE top-performing candidates.
Declared University Vacancies/ Student Capacity for KUCCPS Placement Per University
Last year, Kisii University took the list after declaring the highest capacity of 6, 680.
Maseno University took position two with a student capacity of 6.765.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, JKUAT declared the third-highest student capacity of 6, 326 followed by the University of Nairobi, UON which has 6, 227 slots.
Kenyatta University, KU declared 5, 638 spaces to close the top five universities with the highest student capacity as of last year.
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, KUCCPS is expected to work in hand with the higher education regulatory bodies that are Commissioner for University Education, CUE and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority, TVETA to ensure that all learning institutions are well prepared to receive all the KCSE candidates.
“This is in line with the Ministry of Education’s goal of providing fair and balanced access to quality and relevant higher education and training and the president’s 100 percent transition policy,” noted Magoha.