The portal has now been made official by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS), a government body tasked with coordinating college placements in the country.
The news comes at a time when all learning institutions were forced to close their premises in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Last year saw an all-time high 689,007 candidates take the KCSE examination as 125,463 attained the minimum grade of C+ to qualify for the placement.
The rest (563,544) were then eligible for TVET programs at Diploma, Craft Certificate, and Artisan Certificate levels. Universities across the country announced 145,129 vacancies for government-sponsored students.
Surprisingly, 2,632 candidates who attained C and above chose to go for diploma programs rather than the degree courses.
The ministry has then informed the qualified students that they can access their placement details on KUCCPS website.
To log in to check your KUCCPS university placement through the student portal:
- Visit: http://students.kuccps.net/
- Login with your details as follows;
- Username: (Use your full Index Number)
- Year: (2019)
- Password: (Use your Birth Certificate Number)
Once you logged in you will be able to see the course and university or college you have been placed.
Through KUCCPS Mobile App:
This is the most convenient way of checking the course placed. However, before using this method you must first download the mobile app from Google store.
To download KUCCPS student portal app go to google play store or click here.
Once the app has been downloaded:
- Log in by using your KCSE index number
- Enter the year you did your KCSE and use either Your Birth Certificate Number or KCPE Index Number (as used in KCSE Exam Registration) as your Initial Password.
KUCCPS placement via SMS:
This involves the placement body sending a message directly to the phone number of an applicant. Remember that during application for placement of courses, one is required to add a mobile phone number to their personal information.
Interestingly, 54% of the 122,831 applicants to degree courses will be joining Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses. The rest have been placed to Arts and Humanities.
So, it is now time to wake that young sibling and tell them to check on the institution that they will be spending the next four years (or even more) in.