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2021 Candidates who Scored Over C+ Placed in Universities.

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has revealed that 90 per cent of students who sat for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations (KCSE) in 2021 have successfully been placed in universities.

Speaking during the official release of the 2022/2023 universities and colleges student placement results in Nairobi on Saturday, Magoha noted that 85 per cent of the aforementioned students were placed in universities to pursue various degree courses while 5 per cent took up courses in TVET institutions.

“Of the 144,466 Kenyan citizen candidates who qualified for degree programmes, 123,963 (85pc) were placed to universities (67,237 male and 56,726 female). 5,278 have been placed to TVET institutions by choice,” said Magoha in his address.

“I have also noted that 16,310 candidates who qualified for degree programmes in the 2021 KCSE examination did not submit applications and may have opted to pursue other opportunities including opting to study abroad.”

The placement exercise was facilitated by the Kenya University Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS) through its online portal which allowed students to apply and make changes to previous selections.

A total of 600,000 placement slots were available for selection across universities, TVET institutions and Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs).

Despite the large number of slots, only 250,052 students applied for placements with all of them being successfully assigned to the said institutions of higher learning.

Prof. Magoha revealed that 124,258 applicants – 55,553 male and 68,705 female – were placed in TVET institutions, while 1,528 were assigned to pursue a diploma in Primary Teacher Education and Early Childhood Teacher Education.

“KUCCPS placed 293 (129 male, 164 female) to three colleges offering Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education, namely: Kagumo, Kibabii and Lugari TTCs. These students will be trained to deliver the CBC curriculum,” added Magoha.

To confirm their placements, Magoha advised applicants to check their accounts on the KUCCPS portal.

The CS likewise stated that effective July 1, 2022 KUCCPS will open its system for 2022 KCSE candidates to make their desired placement applications. 

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