153K students selected for university; KUCCPS says Education most popular degree

153K students selected for university; KUCCPS says Education most popular degree

File photo of KUCCPS CEO Agnes Mercy Wahome.

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has selected 153,301 students to join various public and private universities.

The placement board’s CEO Agnes Mercy Wahome said of these, 134,743 were placed in public universities for degree programs, while 18,558 will join private universities.

Some 7,834 others meanwhile met the threshold to join university technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutes while 63,921 were placed in Ministry of Education (MoE) TVET institutions.

Non-Ministry of Education TVET institutions were allocated 3,963 students.

Another 9,529 students will pursue diplomas in primary teacher education while 734 others take diplomas in secondary teacher education.

The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) will in the meantime get 19,653 students in its 71 campuses nationwide.

Dr Wahome noted that of the applications the placement board received from students who attained the C+ minimum university entry grade, 76.2 per cent opted for degree courses while the rest opted for diplomas.

“Bachelor of Education attracted the highest number of applicants and male applicants continued to dominate placement to degree programmes, sustaining a trend that has been observed since the beginning of the central placement system,” she noted.

In contrast, female students have made up the majority of those placed in TVET institutions since 2020.


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