285,167 secured placement to university and TVETs, Education CS says

Machogu KUCCPS PORTAL placement

Out of the 285,698 applicants for placements to university and TVET institutions through the KUCCPS portal, 285,167 managed to secure places in degree, diploma, and arts courses in 282, which cumulatively had declared total capacities of 768, 624 for placement.

A total of 140,107 were placed in university programs as 130,485 were placed in public universities which declared total capacities of 200,621 and 9,662 to private universities which had capacities of 52,312.

Another 144,500 were placed in TVET Institutions that cumulatively declared total capacities of 513,426.

Those placed in TVET institutions include 13,465 who were placed in University TVETs that had capacities of 20,168; another 125,507 students were placed in public TVETs managed by the Ministry of Education that had a capacity to accommodate 478,308 students while 5,528 students were placed in Non-MOE TVETs which had a capacity of 14,950.

Only 560 students were placed in secondary teacher training colleges (Diploma Teachers Training Colleges) that had capacities of 2, 265.  There were 9,673 students who qualified for degree courses but opted to be placed in TVET institutions.

Meanwhile, Machogu urged qualified Kenyans to take advantage of the openings made available for the 30 Kenya Medical Training Colleges (KMTC) applications and 32 primary teacher training colleges.

All students can know the universities and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions they have been placed by sending their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) index number starting with the year they sat the examination to 20842.

According to the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) which has released the 2023/2024 placement results, no space or slash (/) is supposed to be placed between the KCSE year and index number while sending the short message service (SMS) which is charged at Ksh.25 per every SMS.

The placement results will also be placed on the KUCCPS portal though by the time of publishing this story, none had been placed with the portal.

According to Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu who released the placement results today July 31, 2023, at the Kenya School of Government; KUCCPS processed the applications of the 2022 KCSE cohort strictly based on choice and merit.

According to Machogu 870,561 candidates were eligible for placements in universities and colleges.

The applications, whose deadline is August 4, 2023 targets individuals who completed the KCSE examination between 2013 and 2022.

With the entry of KMTC into the KUCCPS fold, the placement service now places students in degree, diploma, certificate and artisan courses in 289 public training institutions and 30 private universities in Kenya.

By Roy Hezron

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