The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) will start admitting new students to teachers’ training colleges this June.
The move comes after a recent expansion of the KUCCPS mandate, where the Ministry of Education transferred admission of new TTC students to the placement agency.
According to CEO of KUCCPS, Dr Mercy Wahome, said placing teachers trainee through KUCCPS would guarantee fair competition among applicants. “One thing we pride ourselves on is being able to place students in the fairest way possible. We can assure the Ministry that KUCCPS is ready for the task,” said Wahome.
KCSE 2020 and 2021 students are among the students who are targeted in the 2022 Primary TTC trainee placement.
Application was opened alongside that for universities and TVET colleges after the March 2022 KCSE exam for both Kenyans and non-Kenyans.
The good news is that the 2021 KCSE candidates whose results were released recently are also free to apply. This will be the second cohort to be admitted to the public primary TTCs under the new Diploma in Teacher Education and Diploma in Early Childhood Development Education.
Previously TTC admissions were conducted by the Ministry of Education at the county headquarters, and involved applicants manually filling and submitting application forms, but will now be done online through KUCCPS systems.