KUCCPS New Cut-off Points for 2020 KCSE Candidates Targeting the 2021 First and Second Revision of Courses
The central placement body mandated with the authority to select and place KCSE candidates based on their Knec KCSE Results KUCCPS has officially launched the 2020/2021 Kuccps course selection exercise.
The Selection criteria is purely pegged on the KCSE Candidates’ preffered courses and their performance in respective Cluster Subjects during the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Knec Examinations.
To be on the safe side, Candidates are advised to revise their Kuccps courses soonest before the set deadline to fast track transition to tertiary level learning institutions in 2021.
Readily Available Placement Opportunities for KCSE 2020/2021 Candidates
Some of the available openings for the KCSE candidates in tertiary learning institutions include teacher training colleges which have been now revamped to accommodate brainy fellows interested in spearheading curriculum reforms at primary level.
The Teachers Training Colleges that have been refurbished will enroll learners taking the new Diploma in Primary Teacher Education, DPTE.
This will pave way for a new cohort of primary school teachers with relevant skills in delivering the new curriculum, CBC.
Qualified 2020/2021 KCSE candidates can now enroll for the August 2021 intake.
The cut off points for the new Diploma in Primary Teacher Education, DPTE is C plain mean grade and C plain in the two subject areas that the teacher wishes to specialize in.
Another best landing spot for the 2020 KCSE candidates this year is the Kenya Medical Training College, KMTC.
Students with keen interest in the medical field can tender their applications before the limited slots are filled to the brim.
KUCCPS Cut-off 2021 for KCSE 2020-2021 Candidates
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, Kuccps has announced new cut off points to be used for admission and placement of KCSE candidates to universities and colleges during the 2021/2022 selection process.
The majority of the universities have revised their 2021 cut off points for some courses that the 2020 KCSE candidates will be competing for.
For some courses however, the 2019 cut off points will apply.
The 2020/2021 Kuccps cut off points for university admission is C+ plus.
KCSE candidates with a KCSE mean grade of C and C- will join various Colleges for diploma courses while the remaining who scored D+ and below will be admitted to technical training institutions for artisan courses.
Choosing the Right Course for KUCCPS Placement
Before settling on any course, it is important that you check whether you have met the requirements set by both KUCCPS and your potential employer such as TSC in the case of teachers to avoid pursuing a course successfully only for your degree, diploma or Certificate to be nullified later.
A thorough background research and consultations. Some of the main considerations you should take into account include
Cluster points cut off: The cluster point cut off for a particular course differs from one university or college to the other. It is therefore important that you confirm whether you are above the cut off to avoid being locked out of the Kuccps Placement Exercise.
Subject Requirements: Every course has got different subject requirements. For instance, a student wishing to pursue nursing needs to attain a particular grade in Biology, Mathematics, English among other subjects closely related to the discipline in question.
Employment Opportunities; Some courses are a sure bet. Once you attain your degree, diploma or certificate you can easily get absorbed or employed. Others are however flooded hence you will have to either wait or create your own job. It is advisable to think through first whether you would like to get employed or opt for self employment in future before settling for a particular programme.
University or College Capacity: Every year, universities and Colleges are expected to declare their student capacity. This informs Kuccps on how many students it can place in a particular institution to avoid overpopulation or underpopulation. Before picking a particular university or college as your preferred institution, assess the demand first. For instance, colleges and universities located within the Nairobi Metropolitan area, Mombasa, Kisumu and major towns are usually on demand.