State Extends Deadline for University Placement

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has revealed that 121,391 candidates who scored C+ and above in the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Examination have applied for university placement.

This figure represents 60.8% of the 199,695 Kenyan citizens who achieved a mean grade of C+ and above in the same examination.

The Ministry of Education anticipates that at least 86% of the 2023 KCSE candidates with C+ and above (a total of 171,738 students) will ultimately apply for university placement through the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).

The remaining 14% are expected to explore placement options in universities not listed by KUCCPS, Module II programs, or institutions of higher learning in other countries.

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The extension of the application deadline by KUCCPS aims to ensure that all eligible students have the opportunity to apply.

CEO Mercy Wahome said decision was made to ascertain that all targeted students have submitted their applications.

“Arising from the ongoing process, I wish to assure those who have not yet submitted their applications, and Kenyans in general, that the application deadline, which was set for February 26, 2024, has been extended until KUCCPS ascertains that all targeted students have applied,” the statement reads in part.

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