More students opt for Education Courses

KUCCPS CEO Dr. Agnes Mercy Wahome during the official release of the 2024 placement results./COURTESY

More students opted for education courses while applying for placement in universities.

According to the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services, Bachelor of Education attracted the highest number of applicants this year.

Speaking in Nairobi during the official release of the 2024 placement results, KUCCPS CEO Dr. Agnes Mercy Wahome said most applicants opted for degree courses compared to diploma courses.

“85% of 2023 KCSE candidates with C+ and above made applications where 76.2% opted for Degree courses while the rest opted for Diploma (11,991),” said Dr. Wahome.

Male applicants continued to dominate placement to Degree programs, sustaining a trend that has been observed since the beginning of the central placement system.

“In contrast, female students were the majority of those placed in TVET, from the 2020/2021 Cycle to the present,” said the KUCCPS CEO.

Applicants can now access the KUCCPS website to check details of their university and college placement.

“Placement is guided by the Placement Policy and Processing Procedure. The key considerations are the applicant’s choices, merit (qualifications), and approved capacities. Affirmative action is applied for gender, persons with disabilities, and marginalized regions,” said Dr. Wahome.

The placement service opened its portal for the second and final revision of course choices from the 20th to the 25th of April, 2024.

“The total available capacity for training declared by Universities and Colleges was 1,078,806which far exceeds the total number of students who did KCSE last year,” said KUCCPS Board Chairman Cyrus Gituai.