Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has today released university placement results for candidates who sat for the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), noting that 16,310 students did not apply for university slots under Kenya University Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS).
“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,” said Magoha.
He added that KUCCPS has placed 123,963 of 144,466 KCSE 2021 candidates who qualified for university slots. Another 5,278 more voluntarily choose to enroll in TVET institutions.
According to Magoha, this year, 250,052 students applied to be placed in universities, TVET programmes, and Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs).
He noted that the 32 public diploma primary teacher training colleges were receiving applications from KUCCPS for the first time.
“A total of 1,538 (1,216 female, 322 male) have been placed in Diploma in Primary Teacher Education and Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education,” Magoha said.
He continued, saying that three colleges, namely Kagumo, Kibabii, and Lugari TTCs, offered a diploma in secondary teacher education and that KUCCPS put 293 students (129 male, 164 female) at these institutions.
Magoha encouraged students who had been sent to different universities, TVET institutions, and TTCs to sign in to their individual student portals and review the specifics of their assignments.
He further stated that the ministry will now concentrate on the 2022 KCSE applicants who will take the test later this year.