Kuccps lowers minimum entry requirements for degree courses; new Kuccps Placement Results and Requirements 2021-2022
KUCCPS News Today 2021-2022: Minimum entry requirements for degree courses reviewed
Universities and colleges are faced with a possible strain in their resources as the government eases qualification requirements for degree courses.
The review and validation criteria for placement of students to universities by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) is expected to cause an influx of students qualified to join universities.
Despite the expected increase in enrolment, there is no significant expansion of infrastructural capacity of universities and colleges, and increase in government funding expected.
“It is my wish also that among other things, KUCCPS will consider cut-off points for joining universities to be based on available accommodation space and government capitation,” said University Education PS Simon Nabukwesi during the KUCCPS Stakeholders Forum for Validation of Placement Criteria for Degree courses.
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) announced the 2021/2022 placement results for 2020 KCSE candidates three months after receiving their results.
The placement results were released on Tuesday 17th August, 2021.
In a statement, Kuccps said the results had been processed after the conclusion of the revision of choices on July 23, 2021 for those who applied for placement to local universities and colleges.
“We are keen on concluding the process and releasing the outcome to all applicants by mid August, 2021,” said Dr. Agnes Mercy Wahome, the KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer.
“Placement is almost complete and results will be out before Wednesday next week. Thank you for being patient and understanding.” Added Kuccps on their official Twitter Account.
The application and revision of choices that was in its third and final round was scheduled to close on July 17, 2021, but KUCCPS granted a week’s extension to mobilize more applicants and ensure no eligible candidate was left behind.
“A total of 4,359 candidates took advantage of the extension and revised their degree choices. In total, over 90 % of all candidates who qualified for degree courses applied,” read the statement.
“Since May 24, 2021, KUCCPS has been rallying all the 2020 KCSE examination candidates to apply for placement to universities and colleges for sponsorship in artisan, certificate, diploma or degree courses of their choice.”
KUCCPS said it also targeted secondary school graduates with any mean grade from the year 2000 to 2020 for placement and government sponsorship to TVET institutions.
After the placement results were announced, the students could then find the courses and universities into which they had been placed by using this simplified guide; How to check KUCCPS 2021/2022 placement results and admission letters for 2020 KCSE candidates, all applicants.