The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has finalised on plans to place the first cohort of diploma teacher trainees into the country’s 32 public Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs).
According to placement agency a watertight automated system for admission has been put in place to ensure that all legible applicants, including those who will sit the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in March, are placed.
This will be the first time KUCCPs will be placing students to TTCs following the Ministry of Education’s decision to transfer the mandate to the agency.
Until last year, the Ministry of Education was responsible for recruiting students for admission to the public primary TTCs.
KUCCPS Chief Executive Mercy Wahome while speaking at a two-day sensitisation meeting with college principals at Thogoto Teachers Training College noted that it was all systems go for the first cohort.
“We wish to inform Kenyans that we are ready for the task,” she told participants at the forum.
‘‘Under the arrangement, all colleges will be required to upload their programmes and declare their capacities on the KUCCPS portal for students to apply so that as we move with the process,’’ Wahome said.
The next placement exercise will target secondary school leavers from the year 2000 to 2021.
At the workshop, principals and their deans of curriculum were sensitised on the KUCCPs mandate, how to navigate the KUCCPS portals, validation of courses and placement processes.
They were also shown how to upload programmes and capacities on the KUCCPS database, and sensitised on application processing and inter-institutional transfers.