KUCCPS: This is how principals killed the dreams of thousands of 2019 KCSE candidates
Secondary School Principals blamed for failing to make university and college applications via KUCCPS Portal for their candidates
Data released by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, KUCCPS has shown that secondary school principals have been deliberately avoiding to make university and colleges applications for their candidates at school level hence compromising their prospects of pursuing their dream careers.
According to KUCCPS, this could be the reason why thousands of students failed to submit their applications in time this year.
Since 2018, school heads have failed to send applications for some 1.6 million students.
Principals cum Dream killers
Details have emerged showing that as the second revision of courses kicks off, many students who qualified for various lucrative degree courses but failed to submit their applications in time may be locked out of their dream careers in the next two weeks.
Therefore, a shock awaits the 45, 000 students set to miss out on their preferred degree choices when KUCCPS placement results will be released next month, in May 2020.
KUCCPS data shows that some 36, 522 candidates who attained the minimum entry grade for universities that is C+ plus and above have not secures a KUCCPS placement in 2020.
They are therefore obliged to re-apply for placement during the second revision of KUCCPS courses bases on the available slots.
A total of 6, 654 candidates who sat KCSE 2019 exams and qualified for various degree courses did not make any applications at all.
According to the Ministry of Education directives, all schools are expected to create an account for through which principals can apply for students; placement by the KUCCPS, A THING WHICH MOST PRINCIPALS HAVE FAILED TO DO.