KUCCPS Second Revision of Courses 2018/2019

Updated: 01.03.2018

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service wishes to announce that the online application system opens for the second revision of degree, diploma and certificate choices on Thursday, March 1, 2018 and will close on Monday, March 12, 2018.

This application is open for the 2017 KCSE candidates and those from previous years who, on competitive selection after the first revision of choices, have not secured any of their choices.

The index numbers of these candidates are listed in the Placement Service website www.kuccps.ac.ke. Candidates should only apply for the degree, diploma and certificate programmes with unfilled capacities, which are listed in the website.

Applicants whose index numbers do not appear in the website have already provisionally secured one of their choices, subject to approval by the Placement Board, and will be communicated to at the end of the placement process.

Candidates who had paid the placement processing fee during school application and first revision will NOT be required to pay for the second revision.

Those who did not apply during the School Application or First Revision of Choices may use this opportunity to submit their applications. In addition, candidates who attained a mean grade of D plain and above or C – and above and did not qualify for Government sponsorship in the previous years may apply for certificate and diploma courses respectively.

Relevant guiding information such as available programmes per university and college, subject clusters, previous cut-off points (where applicable), weighted cluster points (calculated by performance index) as well as the application procedure may be accessed as downloads from the website.

  • To check if you are unplaced and need to make an application during this window, click here. or
  • Download the 2018/2019 Second Revision List click here

For more information, email info@kuccps.ac.ke or call customer care lines 0723 954 927 / 0734 879 662.

Please note the dates for the second revision carefully.

 

KUCCPS Revision of Courses 2018/2019

First Revision Of Degree, Diploma And Certificate Choices For 2018/2019 Placement

Updated: 24.01.2018

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service is established by the Universities Act, 2012 to coordinate the placement of Government-sponsored students to universities and colleges, among other functions.

The Placement Service Board held its 28th meeting on 17th January, 2018 to discuss the 2018/2019 placement of Government-sponsored students to Universities and Colleges.

After considering the analysis of the 2017 KCSE Examination Results together with the available capacities in Kenyan Universities and Colleges, the Board resolved that:

  1. All 2017 KCSE candidates who scored a minimum aggregate grade of C+ and above shall be eligible for placement to both public and private universities to pursue degree courses under Government sponsorship.
  2. All candidates who scored a minimum mean grade of C – (minus) and above shall be eligible for placement to pursue diploma courses offered in tertiary institutions.
  3. All candidates who scored a mean grade of D and above shall be eligible for placement to craft certificate courses offered in public colleges.

Towards this end, the Placement Service will open its online application system for applicants to revise their choices on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 00.00 hours and close on February 14, 2018 at midnight.

Those who did not submit their applications through their schools may use this opportunity to apply for degree, diploma or certificate courses of their choice as Government supported students.

Candidates who sat for their KCSE examination earlier than 2017 are only eligible for placement to Diploma and Certificate courses.

The application procedure and other relevant guiding information may be accessed through the Placement Service website http://students.kuccps.net/

KUCCPS Online Application Support

The Placement Service officers will be in the following universities and colleges to offer online application support to applicants between Monday, January 29, 2018 and Saturday, February 3, 2018.

  1. Kenya Coast Polytechnic – Mombasa
  2. Coast Institute of Technology – Voi
  3. Weru Technical Training Institute – Malindi
  4. Nyeri National Polytechnic – Nyeri
  5. Meru National Polytechnic – Meru
  6. University of Embu – Embu
  7. Kenyatta University (Nakuru Town Campus) – Nakuru
  8. Eldoret National Polytechnic – Eldoret
  9. Maasai Mara University – Narok
  10. Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology – Nyahururu
  11. Kitale National Polytechnic – Kitale
  12. Baringo Technical College – Baringo
  13. Laikipia University (Maralal Campus) – Maralal
  14. Sigalagala National Polytechnic – Kakamega
  15. Alupe University College – Busia
  16. Uzima University College – Kisumu
  17. Kisii University – Kisii
  18. North Eastern National Polytechnic – Garissa
  19. Wote Technical Training Institute – Makueni
  20. Tseikuru Technical Training Institute – Mwingi
  21. Placement Service Offices located at ACK Garden House, 1st Ngong Avenue, Community (near Ardhi House), Nairobi

For more information, you may contact the Placement Service by email to info@kuccps.ac.ke or calling 0723 954 927 or 0734 879 662. Please note the application/revision dates carefully.

Candidates who scored D – and E in their KCSE examination are urged to visit the Vocational Training College nearest to them and enrol for an Artisan course of their choice.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

KENYA UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES CENTRAL PLACEMENT SERVIC

Procedure for KUCCPS Registration Online of Programmes Choices

Step 1:

First, visit the KUCCPS website and Click on login.

Step 2:

Input your index number in the top most tabs followed by the year you sat for KCSE examination then use your birth certificate number according to the information given to KNEC.

If you did not provide your birth certificate number during KUCCPS Registration then you should use your KCPE index number as the password.

STEP 3: ACCESSING 2018/2019 AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES

After logging in to the KUCCPS Student Portal, 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, KUCCPS Mpesa Paybill number

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) A payment confirmation message will be sent to you from Mpesa. On receipt of the confirmation, continue with the application process. Keep the Mpesa message since you will require the Mpesa transaction ID to confirm the changes made.

Step 5:

Log out when you have finalized with KUCCPS application. This will keep your KUCCPS Registration information safe.

KUCCPS Online Application Guide – Useful Links

The following guiding information is available and downloadable from KUCCPS website.

  1. Kuccps Students Login
  2. Institutions Programmes / Courses
  3. Clusters Programmes
  4. Diploma Requirements and Programmes
  5. All Programmes Cutoffs
  6. New Degree Clusters
  7. Diploma Programme Codes
  8. Counties, Districts and Postal Codes

KUCCPS News

KCSE students who scored C+ of 46 points and above to join university

Updated: 17.01.2018

All 70,073 KCSE students who got a C Plus of 46 points and above will join public and private universities. This is according to Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) CEO John Muraguri.

In a statement sent to newsrooms, Mr. Muraguri further said that KCSE candidates who scored grade C Minus of 32 points will be eligible to join tertiary institutions to pursue diploma courses.

According to the statement, all candidates who scored a mean grade of D of 18 points and above will now be able to enroll for craft certificate courses offered in tertiary institutions.

KUCCPS Revision of Courses

Mr. Muraguri added that KUCCPS will open its online application system on Wednesday, January 24 at midnight which will close on February 14 for candidates to allow students revise their placement choices.

He advised students who are yet to submit their applications through their schools to apply for degree, diploma or certificate courses as government sponsored students.

KUCCPS Revision of Courses 2017

KUCCPS Second Revision for Degree and Diploma Choices for 2017/2018 Placement

Updated: 26.03.2017

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service wishes to announce that the online application system opens for the Second Revision of Degree and Diploma Choices on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 0000hrs and will close on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at midnight.

This application is open for all the 2016 K.C.S.E. candidates who, on competitive selection after the First Revision, have not been placed for any of their Degree or Diploma course choices. The index numbers of these candidates are listed in the Placement Service website www.kuccps.ac.ke. Degree and Diploma programmes with unfilled capacities are also listed in the website for these candidates to choose from.

Candidates who had paid the placement fee during School Application and First Revision will NOT be required to pay for the Second Revision.

Applicants whose index numbers do not appear in the website have already secured one of their choices, which will be communicated to them at the end of the placement process.

In addition, previous years’ K.C.S.E. examination candidates who attained C- (minus) and above and did not qualify for Government sponsorship in the respective year may apply for Diploma courses following the procedure outlined in the website.

Relevant guiding information such as available programmes per university and college, subject clusters, similar programmes, previous cut-off points (where applicable), weighted cluster points calculated by performance index as well as the application procedure may be accessed as downloads from the website.

More information may be obtained by emailing info@kuccps.ac.ke or calling customer care lines 0723 954 927 / 0734 879 662.

Please note the dates for the Second Revision carefully.

Useful links: 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

KENYA UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES CENTRAL PLACEMENT SERVICE

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KUCCPS Application: Students to revise courses after missing degrees of choice

Updated: 29.03.2017

More than 25,000 students missed their degrees of choices in first revision of courses that was concluded last month for 70 public and private universities.

Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (Kuccps) – the body charged with admitting students to public and private universities — has since invited the students for second revision of courses which started on Tuesday and will go on until April 2.

Statistics from Kuccps indicate that 63,538 students out of 88,929 candidates who scored between A and C+ in last year’s Form Four examination secured their degrees of choice.

The first revision exercise was conducted between January 30 to February 17 with universities having declared a capacity of 125,580, of which 81,931 was in public and 43,649 in private.

KUCCPS Second Revision

The placement service Chief Executive Officer John Muraguri said the second revision is open for all last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations candidates who, on competitive selection after the first revision, have not been placed for any of their degree courses of choice.

“The index numbers of these candidates are listed in the Placement Service website www.kuccps.ac.ke. Degree programmes with unfilled capacities are also listed in the website for these candidates to choose from,” said Mr Muraguri.

Mr Muraguri added that candidates who had paid the placement fee during school application and first revision will not be required to pay for the second revision.

“Relevant guiding information such as available programmes per university and college, subject clusters, similar programmes, previous cut-off points, weighted cluster points as well as the application procedure may be accessed as downloads from the website,” said Mr Muraguri.

The placement service board has set the cut-off for placement in degree programmes at a minimum aggregate of C+ (46 points).

In July, students will also be sponsored based on their degree courses. Universities offering medicine, dentistry, engineering, architecture and law will also receive more cash for tuition compared to those offering largely arts and humanities courses.

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KUCCPS Revision of Courses For 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

KUCCPS Revision of Courses 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
  5. Rift Valley Technical Training Institute – Eldoret
  6. Kabarak University – Nakuru Town Campus
  7. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology – Kakamega
  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 Revision of Courses: 2017/2018 KUCCPS Placement Cycle

Updated: 06.01.2017

KUCCPS Revision of Courses: KUCCPS 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

KUCCPS Revision of Courses: Poor scores threaten parallel degree programmes

Updated: 2.1.2017

Uncertainty remains on where parallel degree programmes and private universities will source students after Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i announced public universities will directly absorb all the candidates who scored a mean grade of C+ and above in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination.

More than 44,000 students who scored C-plain and hoped to join universities either through Module II (parallel programme) or enrol in private institutions have been shut out of degree programmes after early indications that the cut-off points for selection into various courses will not be lowered.

But, more importantly, after years of opening up higher education and minting billions of shillings courtesy of the huge number of students that get locked out of public universities through the regular programme admissions, private universities and the financially lucrative parallel programme are facing the biggest test yet.

For the first time in several years, the government on Thursday said it will absorb all the 88,929 candidates who scored between A and C+ in last year’s Form Four examination. This sent shockwaves across the higher education sector.

The move has left no room for state-owned universities to enrol privately sponsored students through the parallel programme while shrinking the admission pool for private universities which have thrived mainly because of the inadequacies in the higher education sector.

Added to this are questions on the places available in middle-level colleges that have in recent years been largely shunned.

KUCCPS Revision of Courses: Shoking Results

But Dr Matiang’i told the Nation it was unlikely the minimum qualifications would be lowered.

“The policy of government is that the minimum qualification one needs to join university is C+. It will be very simplistic if we think of it in another way because what would happen next year if we have more people with a C+; will we raise it again? And then again think of it this way, will we also have to drop the minimum qualification for diploma programmes to C-? No,” he said.

The Nation has also learnt that the KCSE results were so shocking that top officials from the Ministry of Education and the Kenya National Examinations Council had to brief President Uhuru Kenyatta, who was in Mombasa on holiday, before releasing them because of the anticipated aftershocks.

This is because, although the drastic drop in performance in the KCSE exam was symptomatic of the culture of exam cheating and leakages that has clouded the national exams for the past several years, the ripple effects in the sector will be far and wide.

Public universities have spent massive resources, most of it borrowed, to set up hundreds of satellite campuses to cater for the demand for higher education which has been surging each year with thousands registering especially for evening classes.

In addition, they have hired hundreds of part-time lecturers to teach module two programmes. Mr Francis Aduol, the Vice-Chancellor at the Technical University of Kenya, says the consequences of the expected shrink in enrolment numbers will be grave.

“A huge chunk of module two will die. The programme was only started because a lot of students could not get direct entry into university and it appears like it will no longer be the case,” he says.

KUCCPS Revision of Courses: Cumpuses Will Shut Down

“Permanent university staff in the universities are hired based on the students admitted through direct entry and everyone else, including lecturers who teach module two courses, are hired on part-time basis. Because revenue streams will decline and there will be no students, some campuses will shut down and staff, including lecturers, will lose their jobs,” he says.

This is in addition to the fact that the placement body will have a difficult time setting the cluster points for various courses since there was a general drop in performance.

In 2015, some 3,500 students were selected to study architecture, actuarial science, civil engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, dental surgery, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, medicine, surgery and law.

These 11 courses are the most prestigious and have, for a long time, required one to score a straight A in order to qualify. In 2015, there were 2,636 straight As but in last year’s examination, only 141 candidates scored an A.

KUCCPS chief executive Francis Muraguri says they will review the cluster points and call on students who wish to re-select their preferred courses to do so.

“We have capacity to admit all the 88,000 students but generally from the way they performed, it is likely the cluster points will go down,” he says.
“But it doesn’t mean we will enrol anyone who is less than qualified,” he says.

Only 88,928 candidates attained C+ and above in the 2016 examination compared to 169,492 candidates who managed the grades of C-plus and above in 2015, representing a 47 per cent drop in the number of students who have qualified for university.

Public universities get funding from government but get almost half of their revenue from the module two programme while private universities depend almost entirely on the large number of students who don’t qualify for state sponsorship for higher education.

For example, out of the 522,870 candidates who sat the 2015 KCSE examination, 165,766 scored the minimum university entry qualification of a C+ and above. However, only 74,389 were selected to join public universities due to limited spaces with the cut-off being set at a B of 60 points for male candidates and B of 58 points for female candidates.

In the previous year, 149,717 candidates scored the minimum university entry qualification of a C+ and above out of 483,630 who sat the KCSE exam. For this reason only 67,000 were selected to join public universities on a government sponsorship.

KUCCPS Revision of Courses: Fees Charged Vary

For these two years alone, there were a combined 174,094 students who had qualified to join university but could not, thus providing a huge pool for private and public universities to absorb those who could pay.

This has been the trend for a number of years and it is the reason the module two programme and private universities have grown exponentially.

A state sponsored student in a public university pays about Sh17,000 per semester. In comparison, a privately sponsored student in the same institution pays upwards of Sh70,000 a semester while fees charged in private universities vary. At Daystar University, a first year at their Athi River Campus, for instance, will pay at least Sh99,200 in the first semester alone.

Prof Aduol says that the parallel programmes which were introduced in the year 2000 were started with good intentions.

“One cannot deny that quality has been compromised because every university took its own road because of greed when universities realised there was a demand,” he says.

“It will bring some order and universities will have to think of other avenues they can exploit in order to attract students, like by improving the quality of education they offer.” he adds.

Currently, the country has 33 public universities and 35 private ones, out of which 17 are fully chartered with a combined total of 539,749 students, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. About two-thirds of these are self-sponsored and the Commission for University Education (CUE) has declared that they will all share the 88,000 students this year.

“We cannot change that unless the government directs so,” CUE chief executive David Some says.

“This would enable us implement the programme where university students get loans depending on their courses, known as Differentiated Unit Cost (DUC), which will be rolled out in July to address some of the shortcomings in funding,” he says.

KUCCPS Revision of Courses: Increase Funding

Universities last year proposed an increase in funding to students from the current Sh32 billion per year to Sh65 billion. A report by vice-chancellors led by Prof Aduol said it costs Sh600,000 to train a dentist, medicine costs Sh576,000, veterinary medicine Sh468,000, pharmacy Sh432,000 and a general art degree Sh144,000. Under the current funding formula, the government provides Sh86,000 to public universities for each student in public universities.

But while public universities will have the consolation of getting a huge chunk of the government sponsored students because of the low fees they charge, private universities will most likely struggle to get the required numbers due to the cost factor.

Last year, they managed to lobby the government to admit 12,000 of their first year students but the National Association of Private Universities in Kenya says their annual enrolment capacity is 20,000 students. Mr Simon Gicharu, who is the association’s chair, says they have to re-engineer their business models in order to survive.

“The problem is that most private universities only offer art-based courses which puts them at a disadvantage and because the meat is now too small to share, those that do not change their business models will not survive,” he says.

“A good way would be strengthening the diploma courses and introducing science-based courses like medicine and engineering,” he says.

Private universities depend entirely on student fees for their upkeep are already struggling to exist as demonstrated by a report released in August last year by CUE which said they are indebted to a tune of Sh7 billion.

State owned universities receive up to 50 per cent of their income from the government.

“The university sub-sector is spending more resources than what it receives from the various income streams. If this trend is not remedied then the universities may not meet their obligations as mandated in law,” said The State of University Education in Kenya report.

It added that a number of institutions were on the verge of folding up.

Source: Nation

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

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KUCCPS Revision of Courses: 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 Revision of Courses: Online 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

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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 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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