Education Ministry extends College placement applications to March – Kenya News Agency

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The Ministry of Training has instructed the Kenya Universities and Faculties Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) to increase the applying for placement in increased studying establishments to March 4, this 12 months.

Training Cupboard Secretary Ezekiel Machogu mentioned the seven days extension will allow the remaining candidates to get an opportunity to submit their decisions each to universities and faculties.

KUCCPS opened its software portal on February 7, this 12 months to permit the 2023 Kenya Certificates for Secondary Training (KCSE) candidates and different eligible Kenyans to use for alternatives in increased studying establishments.

The preliminary software deadline was February 22, 2024, but it surely was later prolonged to February 26, 2024, a sign that as of February, 2024, a minimum of 70 p.c of all of the focused candidates with C+ and above had utilized for placement.   

In a press assertion despatched to newsrooms, CS Machogu mentioned the Ministry of Training tasks {that a} whole of 171, 738 candidates who sat for the 2023 Kenya Certificates of Secondary Training (KCSE) and obtained grade C+ and above will apply for placement within the nation’s establishments of upper studying, which accounts for 86 p.c.

“The remaining 14 p.c are anticipated to hunt alternatives in non-practicing universities, Module II Programmes or establishments of upper studying in different international locations,” he mentioned.

The CS introduced that as of February 25 this 12 months, a complete 121, 391 candidates who obtained C+ within the 2023 KCSE examination had utilized for numerous programs which accounts for 60.8 p.c of the 199,695 Kenyan residents who scored a imply grade of C+ and above.

He urged college students who scored imply grades of between C and E to make the most of the continued functions to pick diploma, craft certificates, or artisan programmes provided in Technical and Vocational Training and Coaching (TVET) establishments.

“This class of scholars have the benefit of strolling into their most popular Ministry of Training TVET establishments to be assisted with the applying course of,” he added.

Mr Machogu mentioned the Ministry and different stakeholders in authorities are working collectively to make sure that the challenges going through some college students within the software course of are addressed, including that each one candidates will probably be facilitated to use for programmes and establishments of their alternative.

“The Ministry is dedicated to making sure that each one eligible candidates are given an opportunity and no pupil will probably be left behind within the course of,” assured Machogu.

He inspired candidates whose funds are experiencing uncommon delays to make use of USSD code *222# to substantiate their funds and to set off validation.

By Bernadette Khaduli

Supply: kenyanews

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