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 PS said the review was necessitated by introduction of new courses and dynamics in the job market.
He said the education sector has experienced reforms and developments since the last review of degree placement criteria in 2017.
Further, Nabukwesi said the review process will be followed by a sensitisation programme for students in secondary schools on selection of university courses based on their talents and competences.
“You identify talents in students and lead them to choose the courses that suit them best for right training. Many schools do not have the booklets and do not bother to look for them to guide the students,” he added.
KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer Mercy Wahome said the criteria will recognise areas such as agriculture and education where many students are disadvantaged by the minimum subject requirements to enroll in universities.
“The review augers well with the direction we are taking with the competency-based curriculum (CBC) because we are focusing on competences and talents of students in selection of courses,” said Dr Wahome.
The review of selection criteria is also expected to address the clashes between professional bodies and the Commission for University Education (CUE) on minimum subject requirements to join universities.
How to check KUCCPS 2022-2023 placement results and admission letters for 2021 KCSE candidates,
KUCCPS placement news 2022.
Students who applied for the 2022/2023 placement at universities and colleges via the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) can check their placement results. This can be done now that the results are out.
you can get your admission results by using the KUCCPS student online portal or via SMS.
Proceed to use the procedure below to check your placement results;
Login with your details as follows;
Username: (Use your full Index Number)
Password: (Use your Birth Certificate Number or KCPE index number)
After login you should see a box at the bottom of your dashboard, first page, with a message that reads
Congratulations, followed by a university you have been placed then finally the course you will pursue.
You can as well download your admission letter from this portal.
Kuccps provisional placement results
After the first selection, Kuccps releases the list of students who would need to revise their courses during the second selection.
After the first revision, KUCCPS will upload a list of students who would have not been placed. They will then be given a chance to carry out second revision.
Before going through the long list of unplaced students, one can log onto the students’ portal at: https://students.kuccps.net
Then, check on the dash board. For those who have been competitively placed, the following message would be shown;
“You have provisionally secured one of your choices subject to approval by the Placement Service Board.”
You wont be able to know the exact course and university. But, be sure that Kuccps has placed you to one of your preferred courses and university.
If you do not see the message above, then it means you have to revise your course choices, here; KUCCPS Student portal login student.kuccps.net for 2022/2023 Admission Application, check placement results and download admission letter