Candidates who sat the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) 2021 exams will start joining universities in June.
This was revealed by the University Education and Research Principal Secretary Simon Nabukwesi. He noted that the government will everything possible to ensure that the exams are marked in record time to facilitate university placements.
“We have already engaged the teachers who will be marking the exams and asked them to report to marking centres. The preparations are ongoing well and we urge the teachers to be just to our candidates,” said Nabukwesi.
Nabukwesi also added that the placement body The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) will start the process of placing students as soon as KCSE results are released.
For students who will qualify to join colleges and vocational institutes will do so in September.
He said: “The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) will start placing the candidates in the institutions immediately the KCSE results are released. There will be no waste of time. Candidates will be picked to join universities in early June. Those joining colleges and vocational institutes will do so in September.”
How to apply for KUCCPS Courses
- To apply, login to the Student’s Portal using your KCSE Index Number and KCSE Year. Use your Birth Certificate Number/KCPE Index Number as the Password.
- All programmes have minimum subject requirements. You will only be able to apply for a course whose minimum requirements you meet, but the selection will be determined by the overall performance and the available capacity.
- You may view the available programmes and their requirements by clicking the Programmes tab in the portal. You can also search for courses by institution, using the Institutions tab.
- As you select the programmes, you may move the ones that interest you into the Course Basket. This will enable you to work with a shorter list when preparing your final list of courses to apply for.