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80,000 Students to Join Various Universities & Colleges

ABOUT 80,000 students who sat last year’s form four national examinations can now breathe a sigh of relief after the placement board approved their admission to the various universities and colleges.

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) board yesterday adopted the final list generated after the completion of first and second courses revisions exercises.

Documents seen by the Standard reveal that some 67, 790 students have been selected to pursue degree programs in the 31 pubic universities this year.

This is an increase of about 10, 500 students from last year’s placement.

Another 11, 523 students will join the 50 middle level colleges under the diploma programs.

Of the 483, 630 candidates sat last year’s KCSE examinations, only 149, 717 scored the minimum university entry grade of C+. Some 123, 365 candidates attained the same grade in 2013.

KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer John Muraguri said all selected students must report in September.

“The board met today (yesterday) and approved the 2015/16 placement list. It shall be ratified during the stakeholder meeting to be held on July21, 2015 and after that students will get calling letters,” said Muraguri.

“All the selected students will receive a mobile phone text message with details of courses and institutions they have been selected to join,” said Muraguri.

The document reveals that some 1, 493 students have benefited from the affirmative action based on the three categories of gender, minority groups and persons with disability.

The board set the cut-off point for placement to degree programs at B of 60 points for male candidates and B- (Minus) of 58 points for female candidates.

And for the first time, two students with mental disability and another two with speech disorder have been selected to join universities.

Previously, only the physically challenged and students with hearing impairment applied to be considered for university slots, according to the documents.

Muraguri said this year’s selection yielded more success as 59, 688 students were placed in the programs they chose during first or second revision.

“This is about 88 per cent of the total placements. Last year, of the 56, 938 students who were laced by the service, 48, 719 got courses they selected in first or second revision, representing some 85 per cent of total placement,” said Muraguri.

He said the improvement means that students are becoming more informed on how to make choices.

“We have had cases where students pick all the competitive courses for top three choices. They end up missing all even after they scored high marks,” said Muraguri.

“We shall however continue to sensitise students through career fairs in schools, agricultural shows and education days,” said Muraguri.

Moi University will admit 5, 826 students, being biggest number this year.

Kenyatta University is second with some 5, 650 students as University of Nairobi admits 5, 550 students.

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) will admit 3, 900 students as Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) takes in 3, 600 students.

Maseno University will admit 3, 455 while Egerton will take in some 3,051 students.

Muraguri yesterday expressed concern over diploma programs saying placement is still very low.

“Of the 44, 468 declared capacities in middle level colleges only 11, 523 slots have been taken up,” said Muraguri.

Last year, only 15,000 slots were taken up under diploma programs.

He said this year; some 2, 300 students have been placed to study various programs at the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC).

“Last year we placed over 4,000 students. The drop is largely because the KMTC also advertised to admit students. As KUCCPS we do not recognize those ones,” said Muraguri.

He said many students may have been misled by the KMTC adverts. “But we still continue to receive applications to the various diploma programs,” he said.

Medicine still remained the most competitive program across all the universities.

Dental science, engineering (civil and electrical), architecture, pharmacy, and actuarial science were also ranked most competitive in that order. The least applied for programs were Bachelor of education (music) and Bachelor of Arts (music).

Anthropology, botany and Bachelor of education (Physical education) also had least applicants.

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79,700 Selected to Join Public Universities in September

In Summary

  • 67,790 students will join public universities as compared to 57,250 last year while 11, 523 candidates will join middle-level colleges.
  • Despite middle-level colleges having a capacity of 41,550, students who qualified to join them chose not to do so.
  • KUCCPS CEO John Muraguri says medical courses, architecture, engineering, computer science, actuarial science attracted the highest number of applications. 79,700 Selected to Join Public Universities in September A total of 79,313 candidates who sat Form Four exams in 2014 have been selected to join 31 public universities and 50 middle-level colleges in September.After the final revision of courses, statistics from the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) now indicate that 67,790 students will join public universities, compared with 57,250 last year, while 11,523 candidates will join middle-level colleges.Despite middle-level colleges having a capacity of 41,550, students who qualified to join them chose not to do so.KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer JohnMuraguri on Thursday said medical courses, architecture, engineering, computer science and actuarial science attracted the highest number of applications. Colleges Shunned

    However, only 316 candidates have been selected for medicine courses, with the University of Nairobi taking the highest number at 120.

    Kenyatta University took 50, Moi University (43), Egerton University (33), Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and technology (30) while Maseno University will receive 40 students.

    A total of 483,630 candidates sat for the exams in the 2014 and 3,073 scored A, 11,768 managed A- while 19,814 got B+.

    The students’ move to shun the middle-level colleges is a setback to the government, which has been expanding them after some were converted to universities.

    This financial year, the government allocated Sh3 billion to technical training institutes.

    Negative Attitude

    Mr Muraguri blamed parents for the negative attitude students show towards technical colleges.

    “We have to encourage students to join TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) institutions. Parents should also change their perception on these institutions. At the moment, every person wants to join university yet we have limited space,” said Mr Muraguri.

    Kenyatta University has admitted the highest number of students at 5,942 while Kirinyaga University College will get the lowest at 534.

    Kenya Medical Training College will admit 4,860 students while Emining Technical Training Institute will admit 120 students.

    Affirmative Action

    Through affirmative action, Mr Muraguri said, 946 students from marginalised areas would join public universities while another 363 will join based on their gender.

    He added that 163 students with disabilities would also join the universities.

    “When we lowered the marks for university entry, it created an opportunity for many students to pursue courses that they had chosen,” he said.

    University vice-chancellors and other stakeholders are now set to meet on Tuesday to validate the placements. – Nation – July 16, 2015

  •  KUCCPS Admission Enquiry and KUCCPS Admission List for 2015/2016 Placement KUCCPS Admission List 2015Those candidates who have been successfully placed in one of their choices (during first and second revision) will be informed at the end of July 2015 of their selected course after the selection process is completed.KUCCPS Admission List Enquiry
    ACK Gardens, 1st Ngong’ Avenue, Upperhill Nairobi
    Telephone : 0723954927, 0734879662
    Email : info@kuccps.ac.ke
    Website: kuccps.ac.ke
    P. O. Box 105166 – 00101
    Nairobi

    Second and Final Revision for Degree and Diploma Courses for The 2015/2016 Placement The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service hereby wishes to announce that the online application system will open for the Second and final revision on Monday June 8, 2015 at 0000hrs and close on Saturday June 20, 2015 at midnight.

    This application is open for all those 2014 K.C.S.E Candidates who, on competitive selection, have not been placed for any of their Degree or Diploma choices after the First revision. The Index Numbers of these Candidates are listed in the Placement Service Website www.kuccps.ac.ke.

    Those candidates whose index numbers do not appear in the website have already been successfully placed in one of their choices and will be informed at the end of July after the selection process is completed.

    The Degree and Diploma Programmes with unfilled capacities are also listed in the website. Candidates who had paid revision fees during School Application and during First Revision will NOT be required to pay for the Second Revision.

    In addition, previous years K.C.S.E Examination candidates who had attained C- and above and did not qualify for government sponsorship in the respective year may also apply for Diploma programmes following the procedure outlined in the Placement Service website www.kuccps.ac.ke

    The relevant guiding information such as Degree and Diploma programmes available per University and College, subject clusters, similar programmes, previous cut off points (where applicable), weighted cluster calculation by performance index as well as the procedure for application; may also be accessed as downloads from the same website.

    More information may be obtained from the Placement Service Website www.kuccps.ac.ke, Emailing info@kuccps.ac.ke or calling the Customer Care lines 0723 954 927 or 0734 879 662.

    Please note the dates for the Second Revision carefully.

    KUCCPS 2014 K.C.S.E Candidates First Revision of Degree and Diploma Programmes for the 2015/2016 Placement

    The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (Placement Service) is established as a State Corporation under Section 55 of the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 with its functions being to, among others co-ordinate the placement of Government Sponsored Students to Universities and Colleges.

    The Placement Service Board, during it’s tenth meeting, based on the total declared capacities for Degree Programmes under Government Sponsorship, and the performance analysis of the 2014 K.C.S.E. Examination Results, has set the Cut-off point for placement to Degree Programmes at B of 60 points for male candidates and B- of 58 points for female candidates.

    In addition, all K.C.S.E candidates with a minimum overall grade of C- (Minus) and above and who have not benefited from Government Sponsorship in the past are eligible to apply for diploma programmes.

    The Placement Service therefore wishes to inform the 2014 K.C.S.E. Examination Candidates that the online application system will open for the First Revision of Degree and Diploma programmes for the 2015/2016 placement on Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 0000 hrs and will close on Monday, May 4th 2015 at midnight.

    Applicants who meet the cut-off point set by the Placement Service for placement to Degree programmes may in addition apply for diploma programmes of their choice, while those below the degree cut-off points but with a minimum grade of C- may only apply for diploma programmes, following the procedure outlined in the Placement service website http://www.kuccps.ac.ke

    Applications will be done online by all applicants including those who had submitted their applications earlier through their respective schools and would wish to revise their choices. There will be no manual applications.

    The relevant guiding information such as degree and diploma programmes per university and college, subject clusters, similar programmes, previous cut off points (where applicable), weighted cluster calculation by performance index; may also be accessed as downloads from the same website.

    Online System Support


    Between Monday, April 20th, 2015 and Saturday April 25th, 2015, the Placement Service will send officials to the following Universities and Colleges to assist those who may need assistance on how to use the online application system:

  • Placement Services Headquarters, ACK Gardens, Community behind Ardhi House.
  • Technical University of Mombasa
  • Coast Institute of Technology
  • Maseno University, Town Campus
  • Gusii Institute of Technology
  • Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology
  • Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
  • Egerton University, Nakuru Town Campus
  • Chuka University
  • Wote Technical Training Institute
  • Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
  • Bumbe Technical Training Institute.All applicants are therefore advised that they may seek assistance from any of the listed universities or colleges nearest to them while applying for their preferred courses.From April 27th, 2015 to May 4th, 2015, applicants may visit the Placement Service offices at ACK Gardens for assistance. Enquiries may also be made by sending an email to info@kuccps.ac.ke or calling 0723954927, 0734879662 during the application period.Please note the application dates carefully CEO/Secretary to the board – Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service

    Extension of School Application for Degree and Diploma Courses for the 2015/2016 Placement to Universities & Colleges

    Due to disruption of the reopening of schools in the 2015 Calendar year, a number of schools are yet to submit their University and Colleges Applications for the 2014 K.C.S.E candidates.The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service has therefore extended the online application system for the School Application from January 15, 2015 to January 31, 2015 0000hrs.

    All candidates whose applications to Universities and Colleges had not been submitted should contact their respective schools before the lapse of the deadline. The application procedure is available in the Placement Service Website at kuccps.ac.ke or kuccps.net.

    For further enquiries please contact the Placement Service Customer Care lines, 0723954927 and 0734879662 or email info@kuccps.ac.ke

    Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) Contacts, Location, Directions

    ACK Gardens, 1st Ngong’ Avenue, Upperhill Nairobi
    Telephone : 0723954927, 0734879662
    Email : info@kuccps.ac.ke
    Website: kuccps.ac.ke
    P. O. Box 105166 – 00101
    Nairobi, Kenya.

     

    Release of the 2014 KCSE Candidates Placement Results (2015/2016 Year)
    KUCCPS Kenya Universities Shortlisted Candidates

    Upon the release of the placement results for the 2015/2016 year, all 2014 KCSE candidates who attained the University cut off (B of 60 points for Male candidates or B- of 58 points for female candidates) and all those who applied for placement into Diploma courses can enquire from the online system at http://kuccps.net/ from the desktop computer or from mobile devices.Universities and colleges can download their lists from http://kuccps.net/

 

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