The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) opened its portal from February 17th 2020 for the students who sat for the 2019 KCSE examination to revise or apply for their university career courses of their choice, and will be closed on March 9th 2020 at 5.00 pm.
The opportunity to do the revision will apply to students who attained a mean grade of C+ and above for universities and those who scored between C and E qualify to be placed in tertiary institutions. Both categories will be sponsored by the Government.
Besides providing the platform for the placement of Government-sponsored students to universities and colleges, KUCCPS also provides information on the available programs, possible cost implications and study areas prioritized by the Kenyan Government and also performing career guidance for students and also acts as the advisor of the government on matters pertaining college and university student placement.
Students’ Numbers Versus Available Capacity in Universities
The number of students who attained a mean grade of C+ and above in 2019 is 125,449 while placement capacity offered by universities is 193,878. This means that all students will be comfortably placed in the respective universities depending on their career and university choices. However, it should be clearly pointed out that accommodation in those universities may not have been accounted for in the 193,878 capacity as mentioned by the universities.
For tertiary institutions, the capacity as reported by the State Department of Vocational and Technical Training is 350,000 which takes around 62% of the 563,479 students who scored between C and E to join tertiary institutions
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The remaining 32% can be absorbed by other TVET institutions, therefore, ensuring that all students are given a chance in developing their careers.
KUCCPS University Placement Application Procedure
The first step is logging in to the Students’ Portal htttp://students.kuccps.net/ by entering your KCSE index number and the year you sat for your KCSE. Your password will be your KCPE Index Number or Birth Certificate Number.
Programs on KUCCPS have a minimum subject requirement and you can only apply for a course whose you meet the minimum requirements.
Click on the Programmes tab to view available programs. Courses can also be searched via the Institutions tab whereby you will be able to search by typing the Institution’s name.
The availability of the “Courses basket” makes it easier to move the courses that interest you there and then you have the convenience of selecting from a smaller list as you are preparing to choose the final list of courses to apply for.
When you have decided on your preferred courses, you will then enter the Programme code of the courses you desire.
Use the Application/Revision tab to fill in the codes in order for you to apply.
Once you are sure the Programme codes represent the courses you wish to apply for, submit and check on instructions on how to pay the application fee.
Payment Rates for processing applications is as follows:
First-time applicant – Kshs 1500
Revision by students on choices submitted made while in school – Kshs. 1000
The placement fee will only be paid upon selecting courses.
Note: Keep the transaction code safe as it will be needed when you make changes in the future to the application you have made.
How to Pay for Kuccps Revision Fee via Mpesa
- Go to Lipa na M-PESA menu.
- Choose Paybill.
- Enter Business Number 820201
- Enter KCSE Year and KCSE Index Number as account Number with no space between KCSE Year and KCSE Index Number i.e. if you KCSE Year is YYYY and KCSE Index Number is HHHHHHHH enter account number as YYYYHHHHHHHH
- Enter M-PESA pin and send