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First Application Of Degree And Diploma Choices For The 2017/2018 Placement

After considering the total declared capacities in both public and private universities for degree programmes under Government sponsorship, taking into account analysis of the 2016 K.C.S.E. examination results, the Placement Service Board has set the cut-off point for placement to Degree programmes at the minimum aggregate of C+ (46 points).

In addition, the Board approved that all candidates who have attained a minimum aggregate grade of C – (Minus) may apply to be placed into Diploma programmes under Government sponsorship.

The Placement Service therefore wishes to announce to all the candidates who meet the approved cut-off points that the online application system will open for the First Revision of Degree and Diploma Choices for the 2017/2018 placement on January 30, 2017 at 0000 hours and close on February 17, 2017 at midnight.

Candidates who did not apply for placement through their schools may use this opportunity to submit their choices.

The revision/application exercise will be done online by all applicants including those who had submitted their applications through their respective schools, and would wish to revise their choices. There will be no manual application.

KUCCPS Student LogIn: How to Log in to KUCCPS Website For KUCCPS Revision of Courses

To log in to KUCCPSwebsite for the first revision of Cources Visit: online application system

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KUCCPS Admission Support

Between Monday, January 30, 2017 and Saturday, February 4, 2017, the Placement Service will have officers in the following locations to provide a walkthrough for those who may need assistance navigating the online application system:

  1. Placement Service Offices at ACK Garden House, 1st Ngong Avenue, Community, (near Ardhi House), Nairobi
  2. Technical University of Mombasa – Mombasa
  3. Coast Institute of Technology – Voi
  4. Nyeri National Polytechnic – Nyeri
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  8. Kisii Polytechnic – Kisii
  9. Kisumu Polytechnic – Kisumu
  10. Alupe University College – Busia
  11. Kenya Methodist University – Meru
  12. Wote Technical Training Institute – Wote/Makueni
  13. Maasai Mara University – Narok
  14. Garissa University College – Garissa
  15. Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology – Nyahururu
  16. Kitale Polytechnic – Kitale
  17. Kenya Water Institute (Kitui) – Manyenyoni Site, near Kitui School

KUCCPS Application: 2017/2018 KUCCPS Placement Cycle

Updated: 06.01.2017

The Placement Service is pleased to announce that the 2017/2018 placement cycle has commenced and is currently only receiving applications by 2016 K.C.S.E. candidates through their respective schools/ centres. The school application will end on January 15, 2017.

Thereafter, an announcement on revision of degree and diploma course choices by the individual candidates will be made at an appropriate time through the media and the Placement Service website.

J. M. MURAGURI,
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Additional 6,000 Kenyans get university admission

Updated on 1.7.2016

School leavers’ chances of joining public universities increased yesterday when admission slots were increased by 6,000.

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) placed 74,046 students into the 33 public universities, an increase from the 68,000 admitted last year.

The board also placed another 12,038 in colleges for diploma courses. Of those selected, there were 6,314 male students, representing 57.39 per cent. Apart from gender, the selection also considered affirmative action based on minorities and people with disabilities.

“Stakeholders will meet on Friday (today) to receive the report,” said KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer John Muraguri.

Moi University has admitted the highest number at 5,834, followed by Kenyatta University with 5, 668, which is above its capacity of 5,598. The University of Nairobi will admit 5,275 students.

According to figures from Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, the number of candidates who attained the minimum university entry grade this year shot up to 165,766 from 149,717.

However, as 86,000 students were being absorbed into public colleges and universities, another 79,000 who met the minimum entry requirements were locked out.

However, KUCCPS did not pick government-sponsored students to join private universities as representatives of the sector had asked.

But sources have told The Standard that placement to private universities is being considered “at a higher level” and maybe launched soon.

Meanwhile, 470 students will join Garissa University College, which did not admit students last year after the deadly terror attack on April 2 last year.

The institution had 710 slots. It re-opened in January this year, nearly a year after it was closed following the terror attack that claimed 148 lives.

Following the attack, the Government boosted security around the college with plans to spend Sh230 million to erect a permanent perimeter fence equipped with CCTV cameras to detect any possible threats.

Two new universities, Kaimosi Friends University College and Tom Mboya University College, will also admit 896 and 193 students respectively, against their capacities of 905 and 200 students.

And in the over 57 middle-level colleges, a total of 12,038 have been selected for diploma courses.

This number is, however, way below the total declared capacity, which stands at 49,528 places, thus leaving 37,490 slots unfilled.

Among the colleges that have received students is Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC). In July last year, admission of about 4,300 students to the institution faced a huge hurdle after the placement agency and the college clashed over the selection process. KMTC had said it would not admit students selected by the placement agency.

Source: Standard

Second and Final Revision for Degree and Diploma Courses for 2016/2017 Placement

Updated on 8.6.2016

KUCCPS Revision of Courses: The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service wishes to announce that the online application system opens for the Second and Final Revision on Thursday June 9, 2016 at 0000hrs and will close on Saturday June 18, 2016 at midnight.

This application is open for all those 2015 K.C.S.E. Candidates who, on competitive selection, have not been placed for any of their Degree or Diploma course choices after the First Revision. The Index Numbers of these Candidates are listed in the Placement Service website Downloads. Those candidates whose index numbers do not appear in the website have already been successfully placed in one of their choices and will be informed at the end of June after the selection process is completed.

The Degree and Diploma Programmes with unfilled capacities are also listed in the website. Candidates who had paid revision fees during School Application and during First Revision will NOT be required to pay for the Second Revision.

In addition, previous years K.C.S.E. examination candidates who had attained C- and above and did not qualify for government sponsorship in the respective year may also apply for Diploma programmes following the procedure outlined in the Placement Service Portal.

The relevant guiding information such as Degree and Diploma programmes available per University and College, subject clusters, similar programmes, previous cut-off points (where applicable), weighted cluster calculation by performance index as well as the procedure for application may also be accessed as downloads from the same website.

More information may be obtained from the Placement Service website, emailing info@kuccps.ac.ke or calling the Customer Care lines 0723 954 927 or 0734 879 662.

Please note the dates for the second revision carefully.

CEO/SECRETARY TO THE BOARD

KENYA UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES CENTRAL PLACEMENT SERVICE

KUCCPS Second Revision of Courses Links

  1. 2016/2017 Unfilled Degree Programmes for Second Revision
  2. 2016/2017 Unplaced Degree Applicants

Other Useful KUCCPS Second Revision of Courses  Links

  1. Institutions Programmes / Courses
  2. Clusters Programmes
  3. All Similar / Non-Similar Programmes
  4. Similar / Non-Similar Degree Programmes ONLY
  5. Counties, Districts and Post Codes
  6. All Application Guidelines

——End of Update ——-

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KUCCPS Admission Enquiry: Candidates First Revision of Degree and Diploma Choices for the 2016/2017 Placement

Updated on 5.4.2016

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (Placement Service) is established as a State Corporation under Section 55 of the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 with its functions being among others to Co-ordinate the Placement of Government Sponsored Students to Universities and Colleges.

The Placement Service Board during its Fifteenth Meeting, held on April 1, 2016, based on the total declared capacities for Degree Programmes under Government Sponsorship, and the performance analysis of the 2015 K.C.S.E examination results, set the Cut-off point for placement to Degree programmes at B of 60 points for male candidates and B- of 58 points for female candidates. This translates to a total number of 74,389 2015 K.C.S.E. candidates who will join Universities in 2016/2017 up from 67,790 in 2015/2016. In addition 50,338 will have an opportunity to access government sponsorship at Diploma colleges (Technical Vocational Education Training) in 2016/2017 up from 44,468 in 2015/2016.

All 2015 K.C.S.E. as well as previous years candidates with a minimum overall grade of C – (Minus) and above and have not benefited from Government Sponsorship in the past are eligible to apply for Diploma programmes.

The Placement Service therefore wishes to announce that the online application system will open for the first revision of Degree and Diploma choices for the 2016/2017 placement to Universities and Colleges on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 0000 hours and will close on Saturday April 30, 2016 at midnight.

Applicants who meet the cut-off point set by the Placement Service for placement to Degree programmes may as an alternative apply for diploma programmes of their choice, while those below the degree cut-off points but with a minimum grade of C- may only apply for diploma programmes, following the procedure outlined in the Placement service website.

Application will be done online by all applicants including those who had submitted their applications earlier through their respective schools and would wish to revise their choices. There will be no manual application.

The relevant guiding information such as degree and diploma programmes per university and college, subject clusters, similar programmes previous cut off points (where applicable) weighted cluster calculation by performance index, may also be accessed as downloads Here.

KUCCPS Admission Enquiry System Support

Between Monday, April 11, 2016 and Saturday April 16, 2016 the Placement Service will send officials to the following Universities and Colleges to assist those who may need assistance on how to use the online application system.

  1. Placement Service Headquarters, ACK Gardens, Community behind Ardhi House, Nairobi
  2. Technical University of Mombasa
  3. Coast Institute of Technology
  4. Maseno University, Town Campus
  5. Gusii Institute of Technology
  6. Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology
  7. Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
  8. Egerton University, Nakuru Town Campus
  9. Chuka University
  10. Wote Technical Training Institute
  11. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
  12. Bumbe Technical Training Institute

All applicants are therefore advised that they may seek assistance from any of the listed Universities or Colleges nearest to them while applying for their preferred courses.

From April 18th 2016 to May 2nd 2016 applicants may visit the Placement Service offices at ACK Gardens, Community, Nairobi for assistance. Enquiries may also be made by email through info@kuccps.ac.ke or on Tel no. 0723954927, 0734879662 during the application period.

PLEASE NOTE THE APPLICATION/REVISION DATES CAREFULLY.

CEO/SECRETARY TO THE BOARD

KENYA UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES CENTRAL PLACEMENT SERVICE

—End of Update—

KUCCPS Online Application Procedure

1. KUCCPS Online Application and Registration for Degree and Diploma Courses

This module will be used by individual applicants for application of programme choices between Monday, April 20, 2015 at 0000 hrs. and Saturday, Monday, May 4, 0000hrs. The procedure is as outlined below;

1.1. KUCCPS Applicant Eligibility For a candidate to be eligible to apply for placement, the following conditions will apply:

  1. A Kenyan Citizen governed by Chapter III of the Constitution of Kenya and the Kenya Citizenship Act Cap 172 of 2011
  2. Application will only be eligible to the 2014 KCSE candidates. Candidates of the year(s) preceding 2014 with a minimum grade of C- and above are also eligible for diploma courses.
  3.  The minimum placement requirement to apply for bachelor’s degree will be grade B (60 points) for male candidates and grade B- (58 Points) for Female candidates while the minimum admission requirement to apply for a diploma will be C-
  4. The minimum placement requirement to apply for bachelor’s degree for candidates who schooled for both their Primary and Secondary education in counties classified as marginalized areas by CRA 2012 policy is B- of 55 points for both male and female candidates.
  5. Candidates with disabilities are eligible to apply for bachelor’s degree programme if they meet the following criteria;
    1. Candidates with a mean grade of C+ and above and have visual or hearing impairment.
    2. Candidates with physical impairment with at least B- of 57 Points.

1.2. KUCCPS Applicant Choices;

  1. Candidates with an overall grade of grade B (60 points) for male candidates and grade B- (58 Points) for Female candidates will be allowed to make a total of 6 choices for either degree or diploma programmes.
  2. Candidates with an overall grade of C- and above but below grade B of 60 points for male and grade B- of 58 Points for Female will be allowed to make a maximum of 6 choices from diploma programmes.
  3. Choices 1(a), 1(b) and 1(c) must be similar programmes while Choices 2, 3 and, 4 can be any other programmes.

Candidates with disabilities will download and fill the Disability application form and return the dully filled form to the Placement Service.

1.3. KUCCPS Online Application Requirements;

All applicants will require the following as contained in the 2013 K.C.S.E examination Registration Information;

  1. KCSE Index No,
  2. KCPE Index No,
  3. Birth Certificate Number and in addition,
  4. Enough money in your Mpesa to pay for revision.

The revision charge is Ksh. 1,000 for those candidates who had applied in School and Ksh. 1,500 for those who had not applied in school.

1.4 Procedure for KUCCPS Online Application of Programmes Choices (2014 / 2015 Procedure)

Step 1:

Access from your computer www.kuccps.ac.ke then click on 2016/2017 First Revision of Degree & Diploma Choices to proceed.

Note: Your Password is confidential and MUST never be made known to another person.

Step 2:

The student should input their index number in the top most tabs followed by the year they sat for KCSE examination then use their birth certificate number according to the information given to KNEC.

In case the birth certificate number was not provided during registration the student should use their KCPE index number as the password.

STEP 3: ACCESSING 2016/2017 AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES

  • Click on COURSES/PROGRAMMES.
  • For you to access a particular programme click on the group within which the programme falls in e.g. if it is Engineering click on it.

Click on the particular programme that you want to pursue i.e. if it is Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering), click on it.

Step 4:

KUCCPS APPLICATION: APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT

a) Pay the required amount through your mobile phone by Mpesa following the instructions below:

  • Go to M-PESA on your phone.
  • Select Pay Bill option.
  • Enter Business no. 820201.
  • Enter KCSE Examination year followed by 11 Digit INDEX NO e.g. 201401234567891 as your account number.
  • Enter the Amount.
  • Enter your M-PESA PIN and Send.

b) You will receive a payment confirmation message from Mpesa. On receipt of the confirmation, continue with the application process. The confirmation message received from MPESA should not be deleted as it the transaction ID number will be used to confirm the changes made.

 Step 5: KUCCPS APPLICATION/REVISION OF COURSES/PROGRAMMES

Use the link titled APPLICATION/REVISION to complete your application/revision as follows:

  1. Enter the Programme codes for the revised programme choices that you recorded on the column ‘new programme code.’ Tick on the select to ‘change/revise’ column.
  2. The choices you have made will be displayed if you have completed the form without errors. If you find errors indicated in red, correct and save again.

Step 6:

You MUST Log out when you have finalized with application. This is necessary so as to keep your application information safe.

Note:

  • Applicants can view their previous programme choices by clicking on View Previous Choices and their current programme choices by clicking on View Current Choices.
  • To change the current choices during the application period, you will be required to repeat steps 7.
  • For further assistance, an applicant may visit the KUCCPS officesat 1st Ngong Avenue, ACK Garden. Community, during the application period. Enquires may also be made by sending an email through info@kuccps.ac.keor Call either 0723-954-927or 0734-879- 662 between 8 am and 5 pm during the application period.
  • There will be NO MANUAL REVISION using physical application forms. Application must be done online following the procedure given above.
  • All payments for application MUST be made through MPESA as explained in step 4 of the procedure. Any other mode of payment will NOT BEACCEPTED.

NB: You can download this application information from this link: http://students.kuccps.net/downloads/FirstRevisionManual2015.pdf

1.5. The following guiding information will be available and downloadable from the website.

1.5.1.  Institutions Programmes / Courses

1.5.2. Clusters Programmes

1.5.3.  All Similar / Non-Similar Programmes

1.5.4. Similar / Non-Similar Degree Programmes ONLY

1.5.5. Counties, Districts and Post Codes

1.5.6. All Application Guidelines

KUCCPS Admission Enquiry – KUCCPS Updates

KUCCPS Admission Enquiry: Private universities set to admit State-sponsored students

Updated 8.4.2016

State-sponsored students will now be admitted to private universities as the government moves to address congestion in public institutions of higher learning.

Education secretary Fred Matiang’i said Thursday he had asked Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) to prepare a report on how the students would be admitted to the universities from September.

“Private universities have capacities and we should allow them to take a share of the students instead of confining the students to public universities that have no capacity,” said Dr Matiang’i during a farewell ceremony for former University States International University-Africa (USIU-A) vice-chancellor Freida Brown in Nairobi.

According to the 2015 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results, a total of 165,766 candidates attained the minimum university entry grade of C+ and above.

However, KUCCPS has announced that only 74,389 students would join public universities in September up from 67,790 last year and the rest will have to seek admission to private universities or tertiary colleges.

The Universities Act of 2012 allows government-sponsored students to be admitted to private universities. However, since the passing of the Act no State-sponsored student has ever joined private university.

The government in 2013 announced that it would start sponsoring students joining private learning institutions, giving candidates a wide range of choice to pursue university education.

This followed the replacement of the Joint Admissions Board — which used to select students to join public universities — with KUCCPS. The new body is also mandated to place students in private universities.

Students who elect to join private universities would receive a government sponsorship depending on the course they are pursuing.

The shift was expected to be a big win for private universities and colleges that have for years complained that the admission agency denied them the opportunity to admit top students to their institutions.

The move was expected to motivate expansion of private universities and address the shortage of space for qualified candidates.

A board created under Universities Act of 2012 was expected to establish the cost of each degree course to allow the Treasury to transfer the funds to the public universities. This is yet to happen.

Dr Matiag’i also announced that the government had reduced by half accreditation fees for private universities as well as quality assurance fee.

“We want to encourage private universities to invest in the education sector and we cannot do that if we charge them prohibitive fees. They are our partners in education and not competitors,” he said.

Source: businessdailyafrica.com

KUCCPS Admission Enquiry: 2015 K.C.S.E. Examination Candidates Application to Universities and Colleges

Update: 10-1-2016

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (Placement Service) is established as a State Corporation under Section 55 of the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 with its functions being to, among others, co-ordinate the placement of Government Sponsored Students to Universities and Colleges.

The Placement Service hereby wishes to announce that the school online application system for the 2015 K.C.S.E Examination Candidates opened on September 1, 2015 and will close on January 15, 2016. The application system is open to all Schools/ Centres with 2015 K.C.S.E. Candidates wishing to apply for Degree and Diploma courses in Universities and Colleges respectively. Click Here for the application procedure.

All K.C.S.E. candidates with a minimum grade of C- and above or equivalent including those who did their K.C.S.E in past years are eligible for admission under Government sponsorship for Diploma courses offered in Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions.

School Principals and teachers are therefore advised to encourage students with C- and above to take advantage and apply for admission to Colleges under Government Sponsorship.

The relevant guiding application information such as Degree and Diploma Programmes available per University and College, similar programmes and previous cut off points (where applicable) may also be accessed from the same website under Downloads.

Enquiries may be made by sending an email to info@kuccps.ac.ke or calling Telephone 0723954927, 0734879662.

PLEASE NOTE THE APPLICATION DATES CAREFULLY

KUCCPS office is located at ACK Gardens, 1st Ngong Avenue, Community, Nairobi.

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service takes this opportunity to wish all 2015 K.C.S.E examination candidates success in their examinations and future endeavours.

CEO/ SECRETARY TO THE BOARD

KENYA UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES CENTRAL PLACEMENT SERVICE

KUCCPS Admission List – Concern as students miss out on university courses of choice

Update: 23-7-2015

Some professional courses in public universities failed to attract more than two students in the just concluded second and final revision of course choices ahead of the September admission date.

This forced the Kenya Universities and Colleges central Placement Service (KUCCPS) — the body charged with admitting students to public universities — to place some students in programmes that they had not selected or applied for.

KUCCPS Chief executive officer John Muraguri on Wednesday raised concern over poor career guidance noting that most of the candidates were only focusing on few careers.

During the second and final revision, about 20,000 candidates who sat for the 2014 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination had failed to get their first course choices.

Liberal Arts and Environmental courses were least preferred because candidates felt they offered fewer openings in the job market.

About 67,790 candidates have been selected to join the 31 public universities and another 12,000 will join colleges across the country starting September.

On Wednesday, just a day after getting an alert on which programme and university the students will be joining, a number of them accompanied by parents were at KUCCPS headquarters in Nairobi seeking guidance on how to change to their courses of choice and university.

Several of them complained that they had been selected to undertake degree programmes that they do not like.

Online KUCCPS Inter University Transfer

However, Mr Muraguri said the inter-university transfer is set to start on August 1, and will close on September 30.

However, those seeking transfer must get assured that where they want to go has space and they meet the requirements.

Mr Muraguri disclosed that KUCCPS was developing an online system to cater for the inter-universities transfers in the coming two months.

“Students can download the form for transfers from the transfer portal from our website starting August 1,” he said.

Several candidates missed on their courses of choice due to increase in cluster points after more students performed well in the national examination.

KUCCPS Inter University Transfer – Do away with cluster system

Education stakeholders have now proposed that the KUCCPS should do away with cluster system and instead embrace individual subjects.

The Technical University of Kenya Vice-Chancellor Prof Francis Aduol said many students were being locked out of Universities degree programmes that they wish to pursue and qualify due to the cluster system.

“We are not paying interest to individual subjects in degree programme as compared to in the diploma courses. It is high time we give individual subject the necessary attention,” said Prof Aduol.

He observed that courses such as Law were insisting of a B+ in English while Engineering courses were now demanding that the candidate must have a C+ in English.

Source:  Daily Nation

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Update:16-07-2015

KUCCPS Admission List – 80,000 Students to Join Various Universities & Colleges

The Standard Newspaper

ABOUT 80,000 students who sat last years form four national examinations can now breath a sigh of relief after the placement board approved their admission to the various universities and colleges.

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) board yesterday adopted the final list generated after the completion of first and second courses revisions exercises.

Documents seen by the Standard reveal that some 67, 790 students have been selected to pursue degree programs in the 31 pubic universities this year.

This is an increase of about 10, 500 students from last year’s placement.

Another 11, 523 students will join the 50 middle level colleges under the diploma programs.

Of the 483, 630 candidates sat last year’s KCSE examinations, only 149, 717 scored the minimum university entry grade of C+. Some 123, 365 candidates attained the same grade in 2013.

KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer John Muraguri said all selected students must report in September.

“The board met today (16-7-2015) and approved the 2015/16 placement list. It shall be ratified during the stakeholder meeting to be held on July21, 2015 and after that students will get calling letters,” said Muraguri.
“All the selected students will receive a mobile phone text message with details of courses and institutions they have been selected to join,” said Muraguri.

The document reveals that some 1, 493 students have benefited from the affirmative action based on the three categories of gender, minority groups and persons with disability.

The board set the cut-off point for placement to degree programs at B of 60 points for male candidates and B- (Minus) of 58 points for female candidates.

And for the first time, two students with mental disability and another two with speech disorder have been selected to join universities.

Previously, only the physically challenged and students with hearing impairment applied to be considered for university slots, according to the documents.

Muraguri said this year’s selection yielded more success as 59, 688 students were placed in the programs they chose during first or second revision.

“This is about 88 per cent of the total placements. Last year, of the 56, 938 students who were laced by the service, 48, 719 got courses they selected in first or second revision, representing some 85 per cent of total placement,” said Muraguri.

He said the improvement means that students are becoming more informed on how to make choices.

“We have had cases where students pick all the competitive courses for top three choices. They end up missing all even after they scored high marks,” said Muraguri.

“We shall however continue to sensitise students through career fairs in schools, agricultural shows and education days,” said Muraguri.

Moi University will admit 5, 826 students, being biggest number this year.

Kenyatta University is second with some 5, 650 students as University of Nairobi admits 5, 550 students.

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) will admit 3, 900 students as Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) takes in 3, 600 students.

Maseno University will admit 3, 455 while Egerton will take in some 3,051 students.

Muraguri yesterday expressed concern over diploma programs saying placement is still very low.

“Of the 44, 468 declared capacities in middle level colleges only 11, 523 slots have been taken up,” said Muraguri.

Last year, only 15, and 000 slots were taken up under diploma programs.

He said this year; some 2, 300 students have been placed to study various programs at the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC)

“Last year we placed over 4,000 students. The drop is largely because the KMTC also advertised to admit students. As KUCCPS we do not recognize those ones,” said Muraguri.

He said many students may have been misled by the KMTC adverts. “But we still continue to receive applications to the various diploma programs,” he said.

Medicine still remained the most competitive program across all the universities.

Dental science, engineering (civil and electrical), architecture, pharmacy, and actuarial science were also ranked most competitive in that order.
The least applied for programs were Bachelor of education (music) and Bachelor of Arts (music).
Anthropology, ethno botany and Bachelor of education (Physical education) also had least applicants.

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KUCCPS Admission List: 79,700 selected to join public universities in September

Nation Newspaper

A total of 79,313 candidates who sat Form Four exams in 2014 have been selected to join 31 public universities and 50 middle-level colleges in September.

After the final revision of courses, statistics from the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) now indicate that 67,790 students will join public universities, compared with 57,250 last year, while 11,523 candidates will join middle-level colleges.

Despite middle-level colleges having a capacity of 41,550, students who qualified to join them chose not to do so.

KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer John Muraguri on Thursday said medical courses, architecture, engineering, computer science and actuarial science attracted the highest number of applications.

KUCCPS Admission List – Colleges Shun

However, only 316 candidates have been selected for medicine courses, with the University of Nairobi taking the highest number at 120.

Kenyatta University took 50, Moi University (43), Egerton University (33), Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and technology (30) while Maseno University will receive 40 students.

A total of 483,630 candidates sat for the exams in the 2014 and 3,073 scored A, 11,768 managed A- while 19,814 got B+.

The students’ move to shun the middle-level colleges is a setback to the government, which has been expanding them after some were converted to universities.

This financial year, the government allocated Sh3 billion to technical training institutes.

KUCCPS Admission Enquiry – Negative Attitude

Mr Muraguri blamed parents for the negative attitude students show towards technical colleges.

“We have to encourage students to join TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) institutions. Parents should also change their perception on these institutions. At the moment, every person wants to join university yet we have limited space,” said Mr Muraguri.

Kenyatta University has admitted the highest number of students at 5,942 while Kirinyaga University College will get the lowest at 534.

Kenya Medical Training College will admit 4,860 students while Emining Technical Training Institute will admit 120 students.

KUCCPS Admission Enquiry – Affirmative Action

Through affirmative action, Mr Muraguri said, 946 students from marginalised areas would join public universities while another 363 will join based on their gender.

He added that 163 students with disabilities would also join the universities

“When we lowered the marks for university entry, it created an opportunity for many students to pursue courses that they had chosen,” he said.

University vice-chancellors and other stakeholders are now set to meet on Tuesday to validate the placements.

Source : Daily Nation

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KUCCPS Admission Enquiry and KUCCPS Admission List for 2015/2016 Placement

KUCCPS Admission List 2015

Those candidates who  have been successfully placed in one of their choices (during first and second revision) will be informed at the end of July of their selected course after the selection process is completed.

KUCCPS Admission List Enquiry

ACK Gardens, 1st Ngong’ Avenue, Upperhill Nairobi

Telephone : 0723954927, 0734879662

Email : info@kuccps.ac.ke

Website: kuccps.ac.ke

P. O. Box 105166 – 00101

Nairobi

KUCCPS Admission Enquiry – KUCCPS Second Revision

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service hereby wishes to announce that the online application system opened for the Second and final revision on Monday June 8, 2015 at 0000hrs and will close on Saturday June 20, 2015 at midnight.

This application is open for all those 2014 K.C.S.E Candidates who, on competitive selection, have not been placed for any of their Degree or Diploma choices after the First revision. The Index Numbers of these Candidates are listed in the Placement Service Website www.kuccps.ac.ke. Those candidates whose index numbers do not appear in the website have already been successfully placed in one of their choices and will be informed at the end of July after the selection process is completed.

The Degree Programmes (Click Here) and Diploma Programmes with unfilled capacities are also listed in the website.

Candidates who had paid revision fees during School Application and during First Revision will NOT be required to pay for the Second Revision.
In addition, previous years K.C.S.E Examination candidates who had attained C- and above and did not qualify for government sponsorship in the respective year may also apply for Diploma programmes following the procedure outlined in the Placement Service website www.kuccps.ac.ke.

KUCCPS Courses Revision

The relevant guiding information such as Degree and Diploma programmes available per University and College, subject clusters, similar programmes, previous cut off points (where applicable), weighted cluster calculation by performance index as well as the procedure for application; may also be accessed as downloads from the same website.

Kuccps Enquiry – KUCCPS Admission Enquiry 2014

More information may be obtained from the Placement Service Website www.kuccps.ac.ke, Emailing info@kuccps.ac.ke or calling the Customer Care lines 0723 954 927 or 0734 879 662.

Please note the dates for the Second Revision carefully.

CEO/SECRETARY TO THE BOARD KENYA UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES CENTRAL PLACEMENT SERVICE

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KUCCPS Admission Enquiry – Update 1 ( 19-04-2014)

2014 K.C.S.E CANDIDATES FIRST REVISION OF DEGREE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES FOR THE 2015/2016 PLACEMENT

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (Placement Service) is established as a State Corporation under Section 55 of the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 with its functions being to, among others co-ordinate the placement of Government Sponsored Students to Universities and Colleges.

KUCCPS cut off points for 2015/2016 Placement

The Placement Service Board, during it’s tenth meeting, based on the total declared capacities for Degree Programmes under Government Sponsorship, and the performance analysis of the 2014 K.C.S.E. Examination Results, has set the Cut-off point for placement to Degree Programmes at B of 60 points for male candidates and B- of 58 points for female candidates.

KUCCPS Diploma Courses

In addition, all K.C.S.E candidates with a minimum overall grade of C- (Minus) and above and who have not benefited from Government Sponsorship in the past are eligible to apply for diploma programmes.

KUCCPS Online Application for Degree and Diploma Courses

The Placement Service therefore wishes to inform the 2014 K.C.S.E. Examination Candidates that the online application system will open for the First Revision of Degree and Diploma programmes for the 2015/2016 placement on Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 0000 hrs and will close on Monday, May 4th 2015 at midnight.

Applicants who meet the cut-off point set by the Placement Service for placement to Degree programmes may in addition apply for diploma programmes of their choice, while those below the degree cut-off points but with a minimum grade of C- may only apply for diploma programmes, following the procedure outlined Here: https://softkenya.com/education/online-application-for-degree-and-diploma-courses/

Applications will be done online by all applicants including those who had submitted their applications earlier through their respective schools and would wish to revise their choices. There will be no manual applications.

The relevant guiding information such as degree and diploma programmes per university and college, subject clusters, similar programmes, previous cut off points (where applicable), weighted cluster calculation by performance index; may also be accessed from Kuccps website as downloads.

KUCCPS REVISION OF COURSES: ONLINE SYSTEM SUPPORT


Between Monday, April 20th, 2015 and Saturday April 25th, 2015, the Placement Service will send officials to the following Universities and Colleges to assist those who may need assistance on how to use the online application system:

  1. Placement Services Headquarters, ACK Gardens, Community behind Ardhi House.
  2. Technical University of Mombasa
  3. Coast Institute of Technology
  4. Maseno University, Town Campus
  5. Gusii Institute of Technology
  6. Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology
  7. Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
  8. Egerton University, Nakuru Town Campus
  9. Chuka University
  10. Wote Technical Training Institute
  11. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
  12. Bumbe Technical Training Institute.
  13. All applicants are therefore advised that they may seek assistance from any of the listed universities or colleges nearest to them while applying for their preferred courses.

From April 27th, 2015 to May 4th, 2015, applicants may visit the Placement Service offices at ACK Gardens for assistance. Enquiries may also be made by sending an email to info@kuccps.ac.ke or calling 0723954927, 0734879662 during the application period.

PLEASE NOTE THE APPLICATION DATES CAREFULLY

CEO/SECRETARY TO THE BOARD
KENYA UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES CENTRAL PLACEMENT SERVICE

KUCCPS revision of courses and other useful links

1. KUCCPS – Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service
2. Procedure for Online Application for Degree and Diploma Courses
3. KUCCPS Online Application for Degree and Diploma Course
4. KUCCPS Website: www.kuccps.uonbi.ac.ke/

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KUCCPS Admission Enquiry

ACK Gardens, 1st Ngong’ Avenue, Upperhill Nairobi

Telephone : 0723954927, 0734879662

Email : info@kuccps.ac.ke

Website: kuccps.ac.ke

P. O. Box 105166 – 00101

Nairobi

KUCCPS Latest News and Update: 28-03-2015

Candidates who sat the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams last year will from this week know the number of courses available for selection.

This is after the agency in charge of placement completes an audit of available slots in universities and colleges.

It will enable the candidates — who are the first beneficiaries of free primary education and day secondary education — to choose their preferred courses based on their performance in the national examinations.

They joined primary school in 2003 when the system was introduced by the Narc government.

In the past, candidates selected their courses prior to exams but guidelines introduced last year relaxed the admission rules to enable students land their preferred courses.

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has told Sunday Nation that it is in the final stages of the audit before announcing the cut-off points for university selections.

“From February, we invited all colleges and universities to update us on their programmes and capacities online in readiness for the 2015/2016 placement of government-sponsored students to degree and diploma programmes. All of them have already done it,” said KUCCPS acting CEO John Muraguri.

“We are working on clarifications with some universities and colleges but by Tuesday we shall have completed the process, then decide the cut-off points for university selection,” he said.

He said the audit was necessary as some institutions may have increased their capacities, introduced new courses, or scrapped others within the past year.

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KUCCPS Latest News (2014)

Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service is pleased to announce the release of the placement results for the 2014/2015 year. All 2013 KCSE candidates who attained the University cut off (B of 60 points for Male candidates or B- of 58 points for female candidates) and all those who applied for placement into Diploma courses can enquire from the online system using the address https://kuccpsapp.uonbi.ac.ke/admission_inquiry.php from the desktop computer or https://kuccpsmobile.uonbi.ac.ke/admission_enquiry.php From mobile devices.

Universities and colleges can download their lists from https://kuccpsonline.uonbi.ac.ke/

KUCCPS Latest News

KUCCPS Admission 2014: Over 72,000 candidates who sat last year’s Form Four examinations have been selected to join various public universities and colleges in September 2014.

Documents from the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service ( KUCCPS) indicate that 56,937 students have been placed in public universities. It also reveals that for the first time, the Government will sponsor 15,393 candidates to pursue various diploma courses in middle level colleges across the county.

JAB Admission 2014

KUCCPS, which replaced the Joint Admissions Board (JAB) as envisaged under Section 55 of the Universities Act, approved the admissions following a meeting Monday. However, over 66,000 candidates who sat last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exam failed to attain the minimum qualifying grade. Of the 449,216 who sat last year’s examination, over 123,000 candidates scored the minimum university entry grade of C plus. “Some of those who totally missed places in universities have already been placed in diploma courses. The rest are expected to be admitted under self-sponsored programmes,” said a senior official familiar with the placement process.

The Service lowered the minimum university entry requirement to B- (minus) of 58 points for female students and grade B of 60 points for male students. Candidates with grade C- (minus) were also eligible for diploma programmes. Some 232, 699 candidates scored C- and above.  

KUCCPS Admission Enquiry KUCCPS Latest News And Enquiry

KUCCPS Admission Enquiry KUCCPS Latest News And Enquiry

KUCCPS Admission 2014

Kenyatta University (KU) has been allocated the highest number of university students with 5,480 admissions. The institution’s declared capacity is 5,454. The University of Nairobi (UoN) will admit 5,053 candidates against a capacity of 5,031 while Moi University has been assigned 5,030 students. Egerton is allocated 2,767 while Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) will take 2,597 against the institution’s capacity of 2,583. Maseno University will enrol 2,926 and Technical University of Kenya is assigned 1,827.

A senior official who attended the board meeting Monday said some institutions were allocated more candidates as a result of affirmative action. “Issues of gender, persons with disability and marginalised groups were considered and this saw some institutions get slightly more candidates,” said the source who is not authorised to speak to the media.

The document also states the cut-off points for the various degree and diploma programmes across the institutions. Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Nairobi has a cut off point of 45.790 compared to 45.551 at Moi University. The cut-off points for Bachelor of Science (nursing) programme at Moi University is put at 44.022. This compares to 44.790 at UoN and 43.916 at JKUAT. Bachelor of Science (electrical and electronic engineering) at Kenyatta University has a cut off point of 44. 654 while the same course at JKUAT has a cut off point of 43.916. The source also indicated that no candidates who scored grade A or its equivalent was awarded a diploma course. “The board meeting was told yesterday that diploma application options for these candidates were ignored and they were given degree programmes. And those who did not qualify were allocated degree programmes in unfilled capacities,” said the officer.

KUCCPS Admission Enquiry

Parents and a section of students had raised concern that students who scored grade A or A- were allocated diploma courses. Students were also offered slots in teacher training colleges and polytechnics. However, the source says middle-level colleges did not attract many students. Only 132 candidates applied to join Kagumo Teachers Training College against the institution’s capacity of 300. Kibabii Diploma Teachers Training College only attracted 105 students against a capacity of 275. And Kenya Technical Teachers College attracted only 183 candidates against a declared capacity of 1,300. “This is the first time we asked students to directly apply to be placed and the major concern is that not many candidates applied,” said the source.

But the official added institutions would be allowed to take details of interested students and forward them to KUCCPS. See Also: Students worried about insecurity on campus “Once the colleges send their list to the Service they will be placed based on their performance and available space,” added the source. Also for the first time, the Service has placed students to the Kenya Medical Training Colleges (KMTC). Some 3,740 students have been offered places in KMTC institutions. Diploma in community health nursing attracted 1,370 candidates, this being the highest number of admissions. Diploma in clinical medicine will see the second highest number of 1,140 students. Eldoret Polytechnic only attracted 351 students against its capacity of 1,220. Kisumu Polytechnic only attracted 566 candidates, this being half its capacity. Prof Musyimi Ndetei chairs the board with John Muraguri as the acting chief executive officer. Vice-chancellors Prof Mabel Imbuga (JKUAT), George Magoha (UoN), Miriam Mwita (Baraton University), Noah Midamba (KCA University) and David Some (Moi University) are members of the service board.

Higher Education Loans Board Chief Executive Charles Ringera, Edwin Tarno and the two principal secretaries of Education and Finance are also members of the board. Education Cabinet Secretary Prof Jacob Kaimenyi gazetted the names in January this year. Under its expanded mandate, KUCCPS is tasked with placing government-sponsored students in both public and private institutions of higher learning. The board has, however, not placed students in private universities this year

 



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