Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has today released the placement report for the 2019/2020 cycle. During the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) stakeholder forum held at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi, Prof. Magoha also launched a new career guidance book authored by KUCCPS.
The placement report contains details of how the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination candidates and those from previous years have been placed to different universities and colleges.
In the 2018 KCSE examination, 90,755 students scored a mean grade of C+ and above, hence were eligible for placement to universities as Government-sponsored students. Following the successful completion of the placement process, 89,486 have been placed to Degree courses of their choice in public and private universities, under Government sponsorship.
In addition, another 98,393 applicants have been placed to various polytechnics and technical training institutions countrywide, so far. There will be continuous placement of students to TVET institutions throughout the year.
The Placement Service has started sending out text messages to the placed students informing them of their courses and institutions, free of charge. In addition, the students are advised to log in to their portals to view their placement status.
The KUCCPS career book – The Essential Career Guide: Making an Informed Choice – is a guide for students, teachers, parents and guardians on career opportunities, pathways to career progression, subject requirements for specific career fields and subject selection, among other career tips.
It is highly recommended for use in schools and other learning institutions.