KENYA UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES CENTRAL PLACEMENT SERVICE
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KUCCPS - 2016/2017 Programmes / Courses Grouping
KUCCPS - KENYA UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES CENTRAL PLACEMENT SERVICE
PROCEDURE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION FOR PLACEMENT TO PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES
2015 KCSE EXAMINATION CANDIDATES (only for the unplaced 2015 K.C.S.E. candidates who scored a mean grade of B – of 56 and 57 points for girls and 58 and 59 points for boys.)
KUCCPS - INTRODUCTION
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (Placement Service) was established as a Body Corporate under Section 55 of the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 with its functions being to, among others co-ordinate the Placement of Government Sponsored Students to Universities and Colleges. A placement Policy and procedure for placement was subsequently developed and approved by the Board of the Placement Service.
The Government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, has resolved to admit Government Sponsored Students to Private Universities with effect from
2016/2017 in order to increase access to University Education for Kenyans.
An additional 10,000 2015 K.C.S.E. candidates will be placed by Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service to Private Universities as Government Sponsored Students, in addition to those already placed in Public Universities. The 10,000 students who will be placed in Private Universities will receive the same government financial support as those selected to join Public Universities.
The total number of 2015 K.C.S.E. candidates that will be admitted as Government Sponsored Students in 2016/2017 will therefore increase from 74,389 to 84,389. This effectively lowers the Degree cut-off points for Government Sponsorship by 2 points to a B – of 58 points for boys and a B – of 56 points for girls for the 2015 K.C.S.E. candidates.
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) therefore wishes to announce to the candidates who scored a B – of 56 and 57 points (girls) and 58 and 59 points (boys) that the online application system will open for application for placement of Government Sponsored Students to Private Universities on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 0000 hours and will close on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at midnight.
The system will be accessible through the Placement Service website www.kuccps.ac.ke.
Note that this application is only for the unplaced 2015 K.C.S.E. candidates who scored a mean grade of B – of 56 and 57 points for girls and 58 and 59 points for boys.
1. THE ONLINE APPLICATION - KUCCPS
This module will be used by individual applicants for application of programme choices between Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 0000 hrs. and Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at midnight. The procedure is as outlined below;
1.1. Applicant Eligibility for a candidate to be eligible to apply for placement, the following conditions will apply:
i. A Kenyan Citizen governed by Chapter III of the Constitution of Kenya and the Kenya Citizenship Act Cap 172 of 2011
ii. Application will only be eligible to the 2015 KCSE candidates.
iii. The minimum placement requirement to apply for bachelor’s degree will be grade B – of 56 and 57 points (girls) and 58 and 59 points (boys).
iv. The minimum placement requirement to apply for bachelor’s degree for candidates who schooled for both their Primary and Secondary education in counties classified as marginalized areas by CRA 2012 policy is B- of 51 (girls) and 53 (boys).
v. Candidates with disabilities are eligible to apply for bachelor’s degree programme if they meet the following criteria;
a. Candidates with a mean grade of C+ and above and have visual or hearing impairment.
b. Candidates with physical impairment with at least B- of 54 Points
1.2. Applicant Choices;
i. Candidates who meet the minimum overall required of grade B- (58 points) for male candidates and grade B- (56 Points) for Female candidates will be allowed to make a total of 6 choices for degree programmes
ii. Choices 1(a), 1(b) and 1(c) must be similar programmes while Choices 2, 3 and, 4 can be any other programmes.
Candidates with disabilities will download and fill the Disability application form and return the duly filled form to the Placement Service
1.3. Application Requirements;
All applicants will require the following as contained in the 2015 K.C.S.E examination Registration Information
● KCSE Index No
● KCPE Index No
● Birth Certificate Number and in addition,
● Enough money in your Mpesa to pay for revision.
The revision charge is Ksh. 1,000 for those candidates who had applied in School and Ksh. 1,500 for those who had not applied in school
1.4. Procedure for Online application of Programmes Choices
Access from your computer www.kuccps.ac.ke then click on 2016/2017 Private Universities Programmes Application to proceed.
Note: Your Password is confidential and MUST never be made known to another person.
The student should input their index number in the top most tabs followed by the year they sat for KCSE examination then use their birth certificate number according to the information given to KNEC.
In case the birth certificate number was not provided during registration the student should use their KCPE index number as the password.
STEP 3: ACCESSING 2015/2016 AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES
● Click on COURSES/PROGRAMMES.
● Click on Private Universities Programmes
● For you to access a particular programme click on the group within which the programme falls in
e.g. if it is education click on it.
Click on the particular programme that you want to pursue i.e. if it is Bachelor of Education (Arts), click on it.
Step 3: APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT
To access Programme Application Form, you MUST pay the required amount through your mobile phone by Mpesa following the instructions below:
● Go to M-PESA on your phone
● Select Pay Bill option
● Enter Business no. 820201
● Enter KCSE Examination year followed by 11 Digit INDEX NO e.g.201501234567891 as your
● Enter the Amount
● Enter your M-PESA PIN and Send
You will receive a payment confirmation message from Mpesa. On receipt of the confirmation, continue with the application process. The confirmation message received from MPESA should not be deleted as it the transaction ID number will be used to confirm the changes made.
Step 6: APPLICATION/REVISION OF COURSES/PROGRAMMES
Use the link titled Programme application to complete your application/revision as follows:
a) Enter the Programme codes for the revised programme choices that you recorded and save
b) The choices you have made will be displayed if you have completed the form without errors. If you find errors indicated in red, correct and save again.
You MUST Log out when you have finalized with application. This is necessary so as to keep your application information safe.
Applicants can view their previous programme choices by clicking on View Previous Choices and their current programme choices by clicking on View Current Choices.
To change the current choices during the application period, you will be required to repeat steps 7. ¥ For further assistance, an applicant may visit the KUCCPS offices at 1st Ngong Avenue, ACK Garden. Community, during the application period. Enquires may also be made by sending an email through
kuccps.net or Call either 0723-954-927 or 0734-879- 662 between 8 am and 5 pm during the application period.
There will be NO MANUAL REVISION using physical application forms. Application must be done online following the procedure given above.
All payments for application MUST be made through MPESA as explained in step 4 of the procedure. Any other mode of payment will NOT BE ACCEPTED.
1.5. The following guiding information will be available and downloadable from the website
1.5.2. Programme clusters
1.5.3. Similar programme
1.5.4. Non Similar Programmes
1.5.5. Postal addresses