KUCCPS Placement: A Step-by-Step Guide to Revising University Courses

  • Education CS George Magoha opens the regional forum on university education reforms in Nairobi at Villa Rosa Kempinski on February 17, 2020
    Education CS George Magoha opens the regional forum on university education reforms in Nairobi at Villa Rosa Kempinski on February 17, 2020
  • Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) is the body charged with placing Kenyans students in public universities once the KCSE results are released. 

    In a statement released on Monday 17, February 2020 KUCCPS invited 2019 KCSE candidates to revise their courses on their website.

    The exercise will run between February 17 and March 9, 2020 5.00 p.m at which point the registration will close.

    A group of college students holding a discussion.
    A group of college students holding a discussion.

    The KUCCPS placement board made a resolution that all 2019 candidates who scored a grade of C+ and above could apply for universities as well as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)  institutions. 

    Those who scored between C+ and E will qualify for TVET. Candidates who wish to apply for placement must go through the KUCCPS student portal. 

    Of the programs currently on offer are 542 for degrees, 216 for diplomas, 112 certificates and 145 artisans courses spread across 69 universities and 148 colleges.

    How to apply:

    1. Log in to the KUCCPS student portal.

    2. Enter your KCSE index number and KCSE Year.

    3, Use your birth certificate number and KCPE index number as the password.

    4. Click on the programs tab on the upper left-hand corner to check the requirements for the programs.

    5. Alternatively, search for courses by their institutions by clicking on the institution tab.

    How to select courses:

    1. Scroll through the programmes and add the ones you are interested in to the course basket.

    2. To enter your preferred courses, click on the application/revision tab on the site and enter the programme codes. 

    3. You can pull the program codes from your selection in the course basket.

    4. Once you are done, submit the courses you have selected.

    5. You will be redirected to an application for payment.

    Note: Students who are applying for the first time are charged Ksh 1,500 while those revising courses they already submitted in school will pay Ksh 1,000.

    How to pay:

    1. Students applying for the first time will be charged Ksh 1,500.

    2. If you are only revising the choices you already submitted in school, you will pay Ksh 1000.

    3. Go to Lipa na M-PESA Menu

    4. Select Paybill

    5. Enter the business number as 820201

    6. Input the account number as your KCSE year and KCSE index number e.g 2019111111111

    7 Enter amount- Ksh 1,500 for first-time applicant and Ksh 1,000 for those revising.

    8. Input your M-PESA pin and send

    If you experience any trouble with registration you can consult the documents under the Downloads tab on the site.

    The documents include:

    1, The principal's manual

    2. Craft and artisan program codes

    3. Degree cutoffs

    4. Diploma codes

    5. Degree cluster points document

    6. Counties and Districts postal codes

    7. Diploma requirements and programs

    Placement desks will also be in the following locations from February 24, 2020 to February 29, 2020 for those with questions.

    1.Baringo Technical College - Baringo

    2. Bomet University College - Bomet

    3. Kibabii University -Bungoma

    4. University of Embu - Embu

    5. Tom Mboya University College - Homa Bay

    6. Uhuru Vocational Training College - Isiolo

    7. Umma University - Kajiado

    8. Sigalagala National Polytechnic - Kakamega

    9. Kenya Highlands Evangelical University - Kericho

    10. Kabete National Polytechnic - Kiambu

    11. Pwani University - Kilifi

    12. Kisii National Polytechnic - Kisii

    13. Kisumu National Polytechnic - Kisumu

    14. Kenya Water Institute - Kitui

    15. Laikipia North Technical and Vocational College - Laikipia

    16. Machakos University of Technology - Machakos

    17. Wote Technical Training Institute - Makueni

    18. Laisamis Technical and Vocational College - Marsabit

    19. Meru National Polytechnic - Meru

    20. Siala Technical Training Institute - Migori

    21. Kenya Coast National Polytechnic - Mombasa

    23. Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology - Nakuru

    24. Maasai Mara University - Narok

    25. Ol'lessos Technical Training Institute - Nandi

    26. Nyandarua Institute of Technology- Nyandarua

    27. Nyeri National Polytechnic - Nyeri

    28. Laikipia University, Maralal Campus - Samburu

    29. Siaya Institute of Technology - Siaya

    30. Taita Taveta University - Taita Taveta

    31. Kitale National Polytechnic - Trans Nzoia

    32. Turkana University College - Turkana

    33. Eldoret National Polytechnic - Uasin Gishu

    Alternatively, you can visit any of these places between February 17, 2020 and March 9, 2020 for assistance.

    1. Placement Service offices at the ACK Garden House (Ground Floor) on 1st Ngong Avenue, off Ngong Road, in Community Area.

    2. Huduma Centres located in Mombasa, Nyeri, Eldoret, Nakuru, Garissa, Kakamega, Kisumu, Meru, Kitui, and Nairobi (Makadara and GPO).