The the body in position of absorbing students to higher institution of learning, the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placements Services (KUCCPS) has announced that at least 15,000 of the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will fail to get government sponsorship.
With respect to KUCCPS, the 15,000 2021 KCSE candidates will miss out university slots reason being they did not apply placement into universities through KUCCPS.
The KUCCPS has announced clearly that those who did not apply placement to university through KUCCPS will not get government sponsorship and scholarships amongst various funding organizations one of them being the Higher Education Loans Boards (HELB) .
Out of the 144,000 KCSE candidates of 2021 whose application deadline for KUCCPS placement expired a day ago for the third revision of courses among those who had not applied and had achieved the minimum grade of C+ for enrolling into the university, only 128,000 made their applications online with the reasons of the remaining 15,754 Candidates not yet revealed.
It is not yet clear whether they are not interested in joining university or not.“The Applications are now at 90 per cent.
We are urging those who are yet to make their applications to quickly do so for them to be absorbed for government sponsorship,” Dr Mercy Wahome the Chief Executive Officer of KUCCPS said.
The Final placements will be given out towards the end of the month July at the time the September academic calendar is approaching.
Doing this will give sufficient time to parents and students to get prepare financially, psychologically and mentally for the university enrollment.
Also those who are in need of joining Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) Centers have something to smile about since the KUCCPS CEO highlighted that there is availability of government sponsorship for those who did their KCSE between the year 2000 and the year 2021.
This decision made to ensure that no candidate is kept out of vocational and technical training after form four national examination regardless of their KCSE scores.