32,000 KCSE Candidates Miss University Placement, Advised To Go For Second Revision

Some of the 32,718 students who sat for 2020 KCSE and eligible for university funding under state subsidy failed to secure places in the review process after which they missed out on placement.

Students now have until July 5 to consider applying for university placement as the student placement agency opens a second review process on Tuesday.

In the 2020 KCSE exams, some of the 142,540 students obtained minimum university enrollment means C + grade more and more.

Data from Kenya University and Colleges Central Placement Service shows that 131,833 of them were placed in private, public universities and technical colleges under state funding.

In this regard, Mercy Wahome, Chief Executive Officer on Monday, said 94,275 would study for their chosen degree.

“All applicants who have received the program will be notified of their student vacancies by June 22,” the statement said

The placement exercise is closed but will provide a way for the second-choice test to begin Tuesday and provide an opportunity for those who are not included in the first selection.

“The organization will reopen the application site on Tuesday to allow 32,718 people with C + (Plus) and above who have lost their qualifications to re-apply,” the statement said.

He also called 10 707 people with C + and above from the KCSE class of 2020 who did not submit an application to do so.

KUCCPS chief executive officer Mercy Wahome in May said the nominations would be made in the light of the candidate’s choice of entries, availability of places, and places of choice.

Education Department George Magoha in May opened a re-election review process to give candidates the opportunity to adjust their preferences and grades.

About 160,000 sites have been identified in public and private universities, making it possible to find more places than the number of candidates selected to cut degree slots.

This means that all candidates who have scored C + and above will continue to go to university.

For those wishing to further their technical training, the employment agency says 331,045 vacancies will be allocated.

A total of 747,161 candidates sat for the exam, and 143,140 candidates entered C + (plus) and above and did not qualify for government funding.

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