Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) Sends A Stern Warning To Secondary School Principals Against Scamners.
Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has opened the course application portal for candidates sitting for the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates set to sit for their exams in March 2022.
KUCCPS CEO Mercy Wahome stated that they had begun the application process after holding course sensitisation training among education stakeholders.
KUCCPS was established under the Universities Act 2012, the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has a mandate to coordinate the placement of Government-sponsored students to Kenyan universities and colleges; develop and implement career guidance programmes; disseminate information on available programmes; and collect and retain data relating to university and college placement, among other functions.
The agency undertakes the selection of students for admission to higher learning institutions for Government sponsorship.
KUCCPS has on February, Tuesday 22nd warned all secondary school against falling trap of a ‘pseudo’ agency which is inviting schools on workshops and seminars, a role which should be carried out by Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service.
“It has come to our attention that an organisation by the name, “Colleges and Universities Placement Agency (CUPA)” has been writing to schools and principals inviting them to attend workshops/seminars on activities that fall within the mandate of the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).” Reads part of notice from KUCCPS”.
Notice further warned Principals that KUCCPS will distance itself with the activities of CUPA and shall not be held liable for any contracts, partnerships and any engagements entered into between them and CUPA.
“Therefore, any engagement with any organisation purporting to offer the aforesaid services on behalf of the government is unenforceable.” KUCCPS noted
KCCPS Chief executive officer further informed the public that students seeking to make applications to join Teachers Training Colleges (TTCs) will be able to use the platform for the first time after KUCCPS added the placement of TTCs to the portal.
The placement body has announced over 546 degree programs with an additional 218 college courses and 114 certificate courses.
Students are required to pay Ksh 500 to open an account with the assistance of their teachers and school administrators.
Upon visiting the placement portal, candidates will register for the programs after inserting their KCSE index numbers, KCSE year, and creating a password.
Additionally, applicants are advised to use their KCSE index numbers or birth certificate numbers as their initial passwords.
The candidates will be allowed to make revisions to the courses in May after the results are announced with placements slated to begin in June.