KUCCPS Warning To Candidates 2022
KUCCPS Warning To Candidates 2022. To place form four graduates in universities and colleges, the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) is the organization with this legal responsibility.
The government is doing away with the practice of sending students it sponsors to private schools and universities, which is bad news for the future of those institutions.
According to the 2023-24 Budget Policy Statement, which sets the government’s main expenditure priorities, the exchequer would no longer subsidize private universities starting with the next fiscal year.
Private universities that have relied on state capitation to thrive during a period of financial turmoil for higher education institutions will no longer exist if Parliament accepts the idea.
Moreover, Ndindi Nyoro, the chair of the budget and appropriations committee, said in a report to the National Assembly on Wednesday that the state department for higher education and research “should not place new government-sponsored students in private colleges through the KUCCPS.”
These changes occur as the government struggles to pay off Ksh. 56 billion in debt that is choking public universities.
Parents and students waiting to be placed by KUCCPS are concerned about the decision because it is obvious that it will reduce the possibilities of many pupils being admitted.
The move is backed by lawmakers who wonder why the government funds institutions when they aren’t subject to audits by the Auditor-General of the country.
funding of private colleges and universities starting in 2016 to guarantee that all students with a C+(plus) be admitted to institutions of higher learning.
In a previous meeting, the chairman of the education committee Julius Melly questioned why the government continued to send students to for-profit colleges.
Given shortage of room, the State invites students to private universities. Should we still review applications for private universities now that the issue has been settled, and if so, on what criteria? Melly queries.
In one such case, the government was forced to pay Sh250 million to Uzima University as overdue bills.
Melly claims that the issue of government students receiving financial aid at private universities is a widespread one.
Why are we only talking about this university when I’ve read a letter from the newly fired chief secretary of the national Treasury about this Sh250 million? Melly stopped.
In accordance with the commitment, Kuccps will no longer place students in private universities.