Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service Extends Application Period


The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has extended the application deadline for government-funded slots in tertiarily institutions following portal hitches.

The KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mercy Wahome said in a statement that the agency made the decision to ensure no student is disadvantaged.

In a statement on Sunday, February 25, 2024, KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mercy Wahome said the deadline, which was set for February 26, 2024, has been extended to ensure all targeted applicants apply.

This is the second time KUCCPS is pushing the application deadline forward amid rising complaints from a section of applicants, who have been unable to submit their university choices due to system glitches.

“During the ongoing application process, every student is a first-time first-time applicant since KUCCPS discontinued applications at the school level,” Wahome noted.

The processing of applications will begin once all applicants have submitted their choices based on the targeted number of students, KUCCPS added.

In light of the migration of payments for government services to the eCitizen platform, applicants the agency advised applications to avoid double payments due to longer payment validation processes.

Additionally, KUCCPS said it will announce two revision opportunities after the first placement exercise for students who need to reapply or revise their choices.

“KUCCPS is working closely with relevant stakeholders in Government to ensure that all applicants are enabled to submit their choices in the spirit of leaving no student behind,” Wahome stated

KUCCPS opened its portal for the application for placement of students to universities and colleges on February 7.

KUCCPS officially opened its application portal on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

In a notice to the general public, KUCCPs said the portal was open for placement of students to Universities, TVET institutions, Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), Teachers Training Colleges (TTCs), and Open University of Kenya (OUK).

The placement exercise targets candidates who sat for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination in 2023 and Form Four leavers from 2000 to 2022.

“The wait is over! The @KUCCPS_Official portal is now open! It’s time to apply for your preferred course in an institution of your choice. Keep it here for updates,” the notice read in parts.

A total of 69 universities, three Secondary Teachers Training Colleges, 226 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVETS) and the Kenya Medical Training Colleges (KMTC) campuses are available for student choices under the 2024/25 placement cycle.

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