Over 130K KCSE students pick public universities as KUCCPS releases placement results

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 21 May, 2024 11:30 | 2 mins read
KUCCPS CEO Agnes Wahome releasing placement results on Tuesday May 21, 2024. PHOTO/ Screengrab by K24 Digital (@KUCCPS_Official/ X).
KUCCPS CEO Agnes Wahome releasing placement results on Tuesday May 21, 2024. PHOTO/ Screengrab by K24 Digital (@KUCCPS_Official/ X).

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has released placement results for candidates who applied to join various institutions of higher learning.

Speaking on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, KUCCPS Chief Executive Office (CEO) Agnes Wahome revealed that 134,743 students have been placed in various public universities across the country. Wahome added that KUCCPS selected 18, 528 to join various private universities in the country.

For private universities where we had 57,000 capacity, those that have selected private universities are 18, 528. Of those placed in public universities, we have 134,743," Wahome announced.

KUCCPS CEO Agnes Wahome releasing placement results on Tuesday May 21, 2024. PHOTO/ Screengrab by K24 Digital (@KUCCPS_Official/ X).

According to the report, 7,834 students opted to join universities that are of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) level.

On the other hand, 19,653 students have been placed in various Kenya Medical Training Colleges (KMTC).

"For students who have opted to join universities that are TVET levels we have 7,834 and for those that opted to go to KMTC we have 19, 653. For teachers training in primary, we have 9,529," she stated.

KUCCPS observed that 85 per cent of 2023 KCSE candidates with C+ (plus) and above-made applications where 76.2 per cent opted for Degree courses while the rest opted for Diplomas (11,991).

Transfer of institutions

UoN Towers. PHOTO/uonbi.ac.ke
UoN Towers. PHOTO/uonbi.ac.ke

At the same time, the KUCCPS CEO maintained that students will be allowed to submit their transfer requests before July. She urged applicants to utlise the allocated time to make the revisions to allow seamless transition.

"We will also give the students an opportunity to make their transfers and we will be opening the system from the June 5, 2024. By July we are hopeful that the whole process will be over because there are students who report in August while others in September.

"We hope to have a seamless transition this year," Wahome remarked.

Why application for Bachelor of Education peaked

According to KUCCPS placement data, applications for those willing to pursue a Bachelor of Education peaked this year. Wahome attributed the sharp increase to the abolishment of Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects in the area.

"We also made some observations on the way the students applied, Bachelor of Education recorded among the highest applicants with over 30,000 students expressing interest to pursue education," Wahome explained.

In terms of gender, male applicants continued to dominate placements in degree programmes and more female students applied for TVET courses.

How to check placement status

"KUCCPS congratulates all the applicants whose placement report has been released today. Log in to http://students.kuccps.net to check the details of your university or college placement,"the agency announced.

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