Over 250,000 students secure placements in tertiary institutions

Saturday, June 25th, 2022 19:50 | By
Former Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha. PHOTO/Courtesy

A total of 250,052 students submitted their applications for placement to universities, TVET institutions and Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs).

Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof George Magoha has said that all applicants have successfully been placed.

"Some 90 percent of the 2021 KCSE candidates who attained a mean grade of C + and above applied and were competitively placed, with 85 percent of them getting degree programmes and 5 percent taking up courses in TVET Institutions," said the CS.

He made the remarks when he announced the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) results for 2021 KCSE candidates at Eastleigh High School in Nairobi.

Magoha said that of the 144,466 candidates who qualified for degree programmes, 123,963 were placed in universities with 67,237 male being male and 56,726 female.

For those who qualified for a degree, Magoha said that some 5,278 have been placed to TVET institutions by choice.

Another 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 CS also said that 124,258 applicants have been placed in TVET institutions where 55,553 are male and 68,705 female.

For the first time, Magoha said that KUCCPS placed applicants for admission to the 32 public diploma primary teacher training colleges.

A total of 1,538 have been placed in diplomas in Primary Teacher Education and Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education.

The CS also said that KUCCPS placed 293 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.

"The students who have been placed in the various universities, TVET institutions and TTCs are encouraged to log in to their respective student portals and check the details of their placement," he said.
The CS has also directed KUCCPS to open its portal starting July 1 for 2022 KCSE candidates to begin choosing the courses that they wish to pursue in universities, TTCs and TVET institutions after their KCSE examination.

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