The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service is a state corporation established under Section 55 of the Universities Act of 2012 to:
a) Co-ordinate the placement of Government Sponsored Students to Universities and Colleges.
b) Disseminate information on available programme, their costs and the areas of study prioritized by the Government.
c) Collect and retain data relating to University and College Placement.
d) Advise the Government on matters relating to University and College Placement.
e) Develop career guidance programmes for the benefit of students
f) Perform any other function assigned to it under the Act.
In addition, the Act mandates the Placement Service to establish criteria to uphold equity and balanced access to University and College education and develop suitable criteria to promote affirmative action and other strategies as may be approved by the Government from time to time. The Placement Service has therefore developed a Placement Policy and Procedure that was validated by stakeholders and approved by the Board. A copy may be accessed through the Placement Service website: http://www.kuccps.ac.ke.
The following are some important highlights from the Policy and Procedure for your information and guidance:-
1). That all secondary schools are expected to provide the necessary career guidance and assist the K.C.S.E. candidates with the online application for placement to Universities and Colleges
2). That all secondary schools shall on behalf of their candidates to collect, collate and submit online the applications for placement to Universities and Colleges following the procedure given in the website.
3). That at school application stage, each candidate is required to pay an application fee of Ksh 500 (five hundred) only; following the procedure given in the website.
4). Currently, the Minimum Requirements for placement to Degree programmes is C+, Diploma C., Craft Certificates D and Artisan Certificate D- and below.
All K.C.S.E. candidates therefore, are eligible for placement to Universities and Colleges under Government sponsorship at the applicable level. You are therefore advised to ensure that all students take advantage of the Government Sponsorship.
5). That Minimum Entry Requirements by Regulatory and Professional Bodies will also be applicable.
6. That the placement of Government sponsored students applies only to Kenyan citizens.
The school/Centre application will commence on September 26, 2019 and close on December 31, 2019.
Each candidate shall be given an opportunity to choose his or her preferred course as shown below:
1). Degree Course: choices; (a), (b), 1(c), 2, 3, 4.
2). Diploma Course: Choices; 1,2,3,4
3). Craft Course: Choices; 1,2,3,4
4). Artisan Course: Choices; 1,2,3,4
All candidates should be encouraged to apply, and can give choices from all four levels.
However, they should make choices only for programmes they are interested in. No field is mandatory. Applicants will be given a chance to revise choices after the release of 2019 KCSE results.
The following information regarding your school/centre is required to be submitted together with students’ choices:
|Item||Centre and Head’s details|
|Centre Phone Number||–|
|Centre Postal Address||–|
|Principal’s phone number||–|
For additional information on School/ centre application, visit the website: www.kuccps.ac.ke.
In conformity with the Constitution, the Placement Board has developed Placement Policy for Affirmative Action based on gender, marginalized and minority groups and disability criteria.
Principals are therefore reminded to give information on any KCSE candidates with disability to facilitate this process.
The Placement Service, in consultation with stakeholders, continuously ammends the criteria for placement of candidates to degree and TVET courses. The ammended criteria and other relevant guiding information such as courses available per university and college, similar programmes and previous cut-off points (where applicable) may be accessed through
the Placement Service website www.kuccps.ac.ke
CAREER GUIDANCE BOOK
The Placement Service, in April of this year, released a guidebook titled “The Essential Career Guide: Making an informed Choice”. The book provides insights on:
• Planning for a dream career.
. The courses to pick for desired careers.
• How to choose subjects wisely.
• Career paths and fields
The Career Book published and distributed by the Kenya Literature Bureau is available in major bookshops countrywide. We encourage you to get copies for the benefit of students, teachers and parents.