70,073 students to join university on government sponsorship

KUCCPS CEO John Muraguri during a past media briefing PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi,KENYA:70,073,Students, who got a minimum aggregate grade of C+ of 46 points in the just concluded Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education KSCE of 2017, shall be illegible for placement to both public and private universities to pursue degree courses under Government sponsorship.

This is according to the Kenya Universities and College Placement Services KUCCPS, CEO, John Muraguru.

According to Muraguri, the bord resolved on this after considering the analysis of the 2017 KCSE Examination Results together with the maximum available capacities in Kenya Universities and College.

He futher pointed out that those who got C- of 32 points shall be eligible for placement to pursue diploma courses offered in tertiary institutions.

The students that got a minimum of grade D of 18 points and above shall also be eligible for placement to craft certificates courses offered in tertiary institutions.

“There are therefore enough opportunities for all our youth who completed their KCSE examination in 2017, regardless of their results” Said Muraguri.

He therefore urged those who did not submit their applications through their school may use this opportunity to apply for degree, diploma or certificate courses of their choice as Government support students.

The placement service will open its online application system for applications to revise their choices on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 and close on February 14, 2018.

However, the students that sat for their KSCE examination earlier than 2017 are only eligible for placement to Diploma and Certificate courses.

The Board also noted that, in addition to the placement to degree, Diploma and Certificate courses, there are several opportunities in the technical training and vocational training centers that could absorb those who scored D- to train in Artisan courses and those who scored an E to train in the national vocational certificate courses.

The Kenya Universities and College Central Placement Service was established by the universities Act in 2012 to coordinate the placement of government-sponsored students to universities and colleges; disseminate information on available programmes, their costs and areas of study prioritized by the government.