KUCCPS:Over 15,000 2021 KCSE Candidates Will Not Get Government Sponsorship.
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placements Services (KUCCPS) has revealed that over 15,000 (fifteen thousand) 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will not get government sponsorship.
According to KUCCPS, the 15,000 2021 KCSE candidates will miss out university slots for they ignored placement into universities.
KUCCPS has made it clear that those who ignored placement to university will not be able to get government sponsorship and scholarships through various funding organizations with the Higher Education Loans Boards (HELB) being the main one.
Of the 144,000 2021 KCSE candidates who a day before the deadline for application for placement in the third revision of courses had not applied and had attained the required grade of C+ for joining the university, only 128,000 had made their applications online with the fate of the remaining 15,754 yet to be known.
It is not yet known whether they are not interested in university placement or not.
“Applications are at 90 per cent. We are imploring those yet to make their applications to do so for them to be considered for government sponsorship,” said KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer Dr Mercy Wahome.
Final placements will be released towards the end of July as the start of the September academic calendar nears. This will give enough time to parents and students to prepare financially, psychologically and materially for the university level.
On the other hand those who want to join Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) Centers have reason to smile since the KUCCPS CEO revealed that there will be government sponsorship for those who sat for their KCSE between the years 2000 and 2021.
This move is mean to ensure no candidate is locked out of vocational and technical training after form four regardless of their KCSE mean grade.