Government New Directives to KUCCPS 2023 on University Placement Process
Government New Directives to KUCCPS 2023 on University Placement Process. The government allayed worries that 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) applicants would stay at home for an additional few months after the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) delayed enrolling them in universities.
The Parliamentary Public Investments Committee (PIC) voted on Tuesday, April 25, to send placement letters to all 170,000 students who received a C+ or higher on the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. All of the youngsters will attend public schools across the nation, it continued.
Agnes Wahome, the director of the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS), met with the committee after which the statement was made.
“The more than 170,000 students who are awaiting university placement will be enrolled in public universities that have a capacity of over 190,000 slots,” the Committee ordered.
Under a government-sponsored scheme, KUCCPS guaranteed the parliamentary committee that public universities could hold 194,000 students.
“As the PIC Committee charged with safeguarding public investments in education and governance, we are pleased that we have stopped the irregular allocation of public funds to private universities,” the Committee said, noting that public institutions have the capacity to house all students.
The committee further stated that enrolling students in public colleges as opposed to private ones will help government-funded institutions that are heavily indebted survive.
The move, according to the Committee, “will further protect Kenyans from the placements and exorbitant fees charged by private universities.”
PIC disclosed on Thursday, March 9, that private organizations were taking government cash without being transparent or accountable.
2017 saw the government provide Ksh8.7 billion in capital, but no audit was done to determine how the money was used.
While it won’t be paying for students to attend private colleges anymore, the government will still provide capitation to those who were already enrolled.
For the 2022 KCSE class, KUCCPS has not yet made the application system accessible so that pupils may select their top universities.