High school leavers in Kenya who want to further their studies at a university or college must apply through the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).
Placement to Kenyan universities and colleges is handled by KUCCPS.
KUCCPS considers the following criteria for admission:
1. Academic Performance
The grades you receive in high school, notably on the KCSE, will be taken very seriously by KUCCPS. The greater your academic success, the more competitive universities and colleges will be that you apply to. Consequently, it is essential to exert a great deal of work in high school with the goal of enhancing academic achievement.
2. Course Choices
KUCCPS takes into account the courses you select when assigning students to their respective programs. Choosing your courses of study thoughtfully is of the utmost importance. Research a variety of programs, as well as the requirements needed to enroll in them, and base your decision-making on your own passions and professional goals.
3. Gender Balance
When assigning students to colleges and universities, KUCCPS takes into account the need for gender parity. The agency is committed to handling male and female candidates fairly. As a result, there is a cap on the total number of male and female students at any one institution.
4. Quota System
When deciding which students to go to which institutions of learning, KUCCPS uses a quota system. This strategy guarantees that students come from the different regions of Kenya. As a result, the number of students admitted to each school is an outcome of both demand as well as capacity.
5. Affirmative Action
An affirmative action program is in place at KUCCPS to help students from low-income backgrounds. Underrepresented students, those with special needs, or those from low-income households are given enrollment priority.
N/B: Your chances of being placed through KUCCPS will rise if you take the time to learn about the criteria and adjust your efforts accordingly.