The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has extended the application deadline for placement in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.
According to a statement issued by the placement agency on Tuesday ,the application process, initially scheduled to end on January 2, 2024, will now run until January 12, 2024,
This extension provides a chance for individuals who took the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) between 2000 and 2022 to enhance their skills through the government-sponsored program.
Interested applicants are encouraged to seek assistance at any public TVET institution within the country.
Candidates with a minimum KCSE Grade of E can apply for artisan certificate courses, while those aspiring for craft certificate courses should have a mean grade of D and above. For diploma courses, applicants need a mean grade of C- (minus) and above.
Eligible applicants were asked to use the KUCCPS online portal while making applications.
Students will use KCSE index number, KCSE year, and password as their login credentials.
New applicants are advised to use their birth certificate number or KCSE index number.
Upon login, applicants can select four courses of preference and choose a government institution. Prioritising these choices from the most to the least preferred, they can then submit their application.
The primary goal of TVET programs is to equip learners with skills and knowledge relevant to the workplace.
In 2023, Education CS Ezekiel Machogu revealed that 9,673 students, eligible for degree courses, opted for placement in TVET institutions.
The placement agency aims to enrol 12,705 students in line with a recent directive from Cs Machogu urging all TVET institutions to promptly adopt the new curriculum.
In a circular dated October 5, 2023, Machogu emphasized that the government has established the necessary legal and regulatory framework, including infrastructure enhancements for TVET institutions