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KUCCPS Update – University Placements

ByBrian Omondi

Apr 25, 2023
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KUCCPS Update – The concerns about 2022 KCSE students having to wait longer at home were laid to rest by the government. This was in response to the delay in university placements by the KUCCPS.

On Tuesday, April 25th, the Parliamentary Public Investments Committee (PIC) declared that all students who scored C+ and above in the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education will be given placement letters. Furthermore, these students will be required to join public institutions across the country. This announcement applies to nearly 170,000 students.

Agnes Wahome led the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) meeting with the committee, following which the statement was issued.

As per the Committee’s instructions, public universities with a total capacity of over 190,000 slots will be admitting the 170,000 plus students who are currently awaiting university placement.


During the government-sponsored program, KUCCPS gave the parliamentary committee a guarantee that public universities could enroll 194,000 students with ease.

The Committee responsible for protecting public investments in education and governance, known as PIC, has announced their satisfaction with ceasing the illegitimate distribution of taxpayers’ funds to private universities. The members emphasized that public universities are perfectly capable of accommodating all students.

The government-funded institutions struggling with financial instability would receive a much-needed boost if students were enrolled in public universities instead of private ones, according to the committee’s recommendation.

According to the Committee, the decision will provide additional safeguarding to Kenyans against the expensive fees and placement fees that private universities often charge.

On the 9th of March, PIC unveiled the disclosure of private colleges receiving government funds but without proper accountability and transparency.

The government was granted Ksh8.7 billion as capital in the year 2017, however, an examination was not conducted to establish the utilization of the funds.

Although private universities will no longer receive financial support from the government, those students who were placed in previous years will continue to receive capitation funds.

The application portal for university selection by 2022 KCSE students had not been reopened by KUCCPS.

KUCCPS Update – University Placements

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