Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service Extends Students’ Application Deadline


The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has extended the online application platform for institutions of higher learning.

In a statement on Friday, February 16th, 2024, the KUCCPS CEO Dr. Agnes Mercy Wahome, said the earlier deadline of February 22 has now been pushed to February 26, 2024.

She said the new changes would give more room for the 2024 KCSE students applying for universities or colleges to ensure that no candidate misses out on the opportunity.

The KUCCPS boss noted that the online portal which was opened on February 7, 2024, has recorded a higher number of degree applicants compared to those applying for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs so far.

Dr. Wahome went on to appeal to those with mean grades between C and E to take advantage of the available TVET opportunities.

“Particularly, applicants with D+ and E are still very low and we are encouraging them to apply. They should walk into their nearest TVET institution for assistance,” she stated.

Despite underscoring that the application will target all Form Four leavers from other years to 2000, she noted that the portal would only allow 2023 candidates to apply for degree programs in universities.

“Those from all other years can apply for courses offered at the Open University of Kenya, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions, Teacher Training Colleges and the Kenya Medical Training College,” KUCCPS noted.

The KUCCPS chief further revealed that the government is currently working with Huduma Centres and various universities and colleges countrywide to guide applicants on the process, adding that a list of the support centers is available on the State agency’s website.

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