KUCCPS Placement Results Announced, Magoha directs KUCCPS to conduct online Inter-Institution transfer process in September
Over 700,000 students who sat 2020 KCSE national examinations can now know courses allocated to them and universities they will pursue their dream careers.
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha released the placement results and the number of students who missed out on their dream courses due to stiff competition.
Magoha says learners in public Primary schools are as intelligent as those in private Primary schools as demonstrated by the good performance merited in the 2020 KCPE exams.
To enable successful applicants to further align their courses, Magoha has directed KUCCPS to conduct the Inter-Institution transfer process online from September 1st to September 30th, 2021.
“Successful applicants. Your destiny is with you. You should be able to make life out of what is available to you.” He was speaking during the release of the 2021/2022 placement report at the KICD.
Some 137,000who sat for the the2020 KCSE exams have been placed in Technical and vocational training colleges following their application to the institution, CS Education Prof George Magoha has said.
In the 2020 KCSE, 6,617 students who attained C+ and above chose TVET programmes and were placed, up from 2,632 in 2019
“This years’ placement to TVET institutions represented a 54.5% increase from 2019 when we placed 88,724. However, TVET enrolment still remains low despite the Government’s efforts.’ Said Magoha.
Other students who failed to meet the minimum university entry grade won’t be forgotten as they will be placed in different diplomas, certificates, and artisan courses, as the government is trying to achieve the 100 transition policy.
Yet unknown is whether the 43,000 students who did not apply for any course during the first revisions or those who missed their preferred degree courses have been placed. Speaking today, Magoha blamed parents on the issue.
”Out of the 10,437 secondary schools that were registered examination centres in 2020, only 2,506 (24%) submitted their KCSE candidates’ choices” said Magoha.
It is when the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) data is released that the most competitive courses, most preferred, and the least attractive courses will also be revealed.
Also set to be known is the universities that attracted the most applications as well as those that were not competitive to offer specific courses.
About 32,718 students qualified for admission to universities and colleges but missed out on their selected courses due to the stiff competitiveness of the programmes.
10,707 students who obtained the minimum university entry grade of C+ did not make any course selection with KUCCPS Chief Executive Mercy Wahome promising to track them to ensure they are not left behind.
CS Magoha during the 2020 KCSE examination results announcement, directed KUCCPS to engage with higher education regulatory bodies such as Commission for University Education (CUE) and the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) to guarantee readiness for enrolment of all candidates.
“This is in line with the Ministry of Education’s goal of providing fair and balanced access to quality and relevant higher education and training and the President’s policy of 100 per cent transition,” said Magoha.
President Kenyatta also directed that the 100 per cent transition for higher education be implemented with the Ministry of Education tasked to ensure all KCSE candidates transit to the next phase of education.
“Our government has ensured that every child in our country has a place to pursue a career, and everyone deserves a chance,” said Magoha.
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