The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has extended the school/centre application period to April 16, 2021 to allow schools that have not submitted KCSE candidates’ choices of courses and universities/colleges to do so.
KUCCPS opened its online application system on January 6, 2021 up to March 31, 2021 for the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates to apply for placement to degree, diploma, craft certificate and artisan courses under Government sponsorship into universities and other training institutions.
In a statement from the KUCCPS CEO, the placement body indicated that the extension was meant to allow schools whose students had not submitted their application to apply for their preferred courses.
“KUCCPS wishes to extend the application period to allow the schools that did not meet the deadline submit applications for their KCSE candidates indicating the institutions that they wish to join and the courses they would like to pursue,” read a statement from CEO.
School Principals are therefore required to ensure that all their KCSE examination candidates participate in this exercise by submitting their course of study choices and contact information to KUCCPS through their school’s portal.
All Principals are reminded to ensure that they download a PDF copy of the application sheet, sign, stamp the completed applications, scan and send the documents to KUCCPS via firstname.lastname@example.org immediately
KUCCPS Centre/School Application is the first opportunity given to KCSE examination candidates to select, list and submit the courses that they wish to pursue after their secondary education at degree, diploma, craft and artisan level. The application is done in secondary schools/examination centres that have registered KCSE candidates.
It is important to note that all candidates qualify for placement to universities or colleges irrespective of their KCSE examination results (grades A to E). Candidates have an opportunity to choose their preferred courses as shown below:
- Degree courses choices: 1(a), 1(b), 1(C), 2,3 and 4
- Diploma course choices: 1,2,3 and 4
- Craft course choices: 1,2,3 and 4
- Artisan course choices: 1,2,3 and 4