Kuccps, e-Citizen fix portal hitches as application deadline ends tomorrow

KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer Agnes Mercy Wahome addresses journalists at Jogoo House.

By Education News reporter

The Government has assured students making their application through the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) that its e-Citizen platform is stable for payment.

In a joint statement issued on March 1, 2024 and signed by the Director General, e-Citizen Services in the State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services Amb. Isaac Ochieng and KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer Dr. Agnes Mercy Wahome, said the government has fixed the previous challenges witnessed during applications for slots in various institutions on the e-Citizen portal.

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“Following stabilization of payment integration process, KUCCPS encourages all those who are yet to submit their course choices to do so before the deadline of Monday March 4, 2024,” read the joint statement in part.

The duo have assured all applicants, parents and the general public that the application process is smooth encouraging all eligible persons to apply, adding that those who may require assistance over the weekend may reach out to KUCCPS through its customer service mail and its social media platforms.

“Any applicant who may require support during the weekend should contact KUCCPS through its customer service email: info@kuccps.ac.ke, social media platforms X (formerly Twitter); @KUCCPS_Official or Facebook,” add the statement.

In the joint media statement, the government has revealed that after resolving the challenges, a total of 22,307 students had successfully submitted their applications by March 1 being the highest number of applicants to be witnessed when the process began on February 7, 2024.

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It was further disclosed that March 1, 2024, a total of 144,102 (72.2 per cent) of the 199,695 students who scored grade C+ and above in the 2023 KCSE had made their application, as KUCCPS targets 173,178 (86 per cent) of the students with grade C+ and above to apply for placement this year.

Education CS Ezekiel Machogu extended the application deadline to March 4 to allow 2023 KCSE candidates to register their choices for tertiary institutions, a day after KUCCPS declared an open-ended extension for applicants to choose from various degrees, diplomas, craft certificates, or artisan programmes offered in universities, colleges, and TVET institutions after students faced various challenges while submitting their application.

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