The Ministry of Education has announced that candidates who sat for their KCSE Examination last year (2019) can now check the specific universities and colleges they will be joining later this year online.
The online portal has now been made available and official by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS) where candidates can freely check their statuses.
This comes after all learning institutions were shut down due to the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year a total of 689,007 sat for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination but only 125,463 attained the minimum grade of C+ and above hence eligible to join the university on Government-sponsored students program.
Other 563,544 who scored below C+ are eligible to join TVET programs at Diploma, Craft Certificate, and Artisan Certificate levels. Universities in Kenya announced that there will be 145,129 vacancies for government-sponsored students.
On the other hand, 2632 candidates who managed to score C plain but qualified for University entry opted to go for diploma courses in TVET institutions.
According to KUCCPS, Out of the 122,831 applicants to degree courses, only 54% (66,661) will join Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics courses. The rest of the applicants have been placed to pursue Arts and Humanities.
Check KCSE University Placements Online
Kenya’s Ministry of Education has informed all the applicants that they access and view their placement statuses on Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS) portal
The applicants must enter the KCSE index number, KCSE year, and password as stated on the website. Apart from viewing statuses on the portal, the candidates will also receive a notification of the same via SMS, the Government said.