placement of university students process runs up to 23rd of February this year.
Speaking Wednesday at her Jogoo house office Amina said the government is committed to ensuring for placement full transition of KCSE candidates to tertiary institution across the country.
She further directed Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) to immediately open online applications process to enable applicants to revise their courses for certificate, diploma, and degrees.
“I, therefore, invite all the KCSE examination candidates who wish to revise their choices for Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses for Government sponsorship to proceed with the exercise as soon as the portal is open. The aim is to ensure they realign their selection with their performance in the KCSE examination and take care of any change in their new career interests”, she said.
Based on the 2018 KCSE results, 651,189 candidates qualified for placement to tertiary institutions at various levels under Government sponsorship.
90,744 candidates who attained a mean grade of C+ and above, will be selected for admission to degree courses in both public and private universities.
Further, 121,288 who scored between C plain and C– in the 2018 KCSE examination are all eligible for placement in diploma courses in tertiary TVET institutions.
“ 244,436 who scored D and D+ in the 2018 KCSE are eligible for placement in Craft Certificate Courses in TVET institutions. To guarantee that we will not drop off any candidate who sat the 2018 KCSE, all 194,721 who scored between E and D– in the examination are eligible for selection to Artisan courses in the existing 800 Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions” she added.
She said all placements will be on merit, based on performance, gender equality, availability of positions, people with disability and the marginalized demography.
A one month window in May will be made available for selected candidates to apply for inter-university transfers.
While reiterating the government’s commitment to the on-going placement process, the CS said her ministry has pumped in 13.5 billion shillings to the financing of 74 universities and 130 technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions through Higher education’s loans board.
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According to the CS, Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service will be dispatched 28 of its staff members across the country to assist applicants with the process, from 11th to 17th February this year.
She said application to TVET institutions is open to all candidates from the year 2000.
The application procedure and other relevant guiding information may be accessed through the Placement Service website www.kuccps.ac.ke.