KUCCPS Accorded 7 Days to Explain Why Placement Results Could Only be accessed Via SMS
KUCCPS Accorded 7 Days to Explain Why Placement Results Could Only be accessed Via SMS. The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Board (KUCCPS) has seven days to explain why students could only receive their KCSE placement results via a Sh25 SMS service.
The KUCCPS placement service, according to the Commission on Administrative Justice, was pricey and did not provide recipients with any other choices for accessing the information without paying for it.
“The Commission undertook a preliminary investigation into the matter whereof an audit of your institutional website did not yield information on how students could access the placement information on the website, or know the alternative ways in which such information could be accessed without incurring unnecessary costs,” the commission chaired by Florence Kajuju noted.
The Justice Commission further alleges that the Corporation should have provided the students with alternative access to the material.
The Administrative Justice Commission stated in a letter that “to comply with the obligation on proactive disclosure of information, your institution is expected to have provided adequate guiding information on the alternative access procedures on your website or any other media (online or otherwise) in addition to the information on SMS access.”
This is a request that you respond to the issues raised above and inform the Commission of the efforts your institution has taken to ensure complete compliance within seven days of this date.
On Monday, July 31, Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary for education, said that the 2022 university placement results for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) students would be made public.
Students admitted to universities, TVETs, and teacher training institutions were required to text their KCSE Index numbers to 20842 in order to check their results through SMS.