KUCCPS Clarifies Opening Applications for 2023 University Intake

  • The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) clarified the confusion surrounding application dates for the 2023 intake. 

    In a notice shared on Sunday, February 26, KUCCPS noted that the 2023 application was not yet opened and dispelled information stating that the process had commenced. 

    Candidates and other stakeholders were advised to frequently check the service’s official website for updates.

    The 2023 application has not yet opened. You will be notified when the application window is opened. For further updates, keep checking the KUCCPS website,” the statement read. 

    Education CS Ezekiel Machogu speaking during the 2023 University Funding Conference held in Mombasa on February 23, 2023.

    Education CS Ezekiel Machogu speaking during the 2023 University Funding Conference held in Mombasa on February 23, 2023.

    Ministry of Education

    Earlier in the week, Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machogu had stated that the process was expected to commence soon without disclosing the specific dates. 

    Speaking during a conference on university funding on Thursday, February 23, the CS noted that plans were underway to develop criteria to be used in allocating funds for capitation and other finances. 

    On her part, KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer Agnes Wahome noted that the placement board was working to ensure that the placement for the upcoming intake works smoothly. 

    The CEO stated that KUCCPS was to open the application portal explaining that the process entails following an elaborate procedure at a time when the education sector was going through a raft of reforms. 

    According to her, KUCCPS has to receive the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination results (KCPE) from the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) for scrutiny.

    Subsequently, the placement body receives a list of programmes offered in universities and institutions of higher learning. According to Wahome, KUCCPS conducts a process aimed at verifying whether the courses are accredited as a precautionary measure.  

    “Before we open there is a process that we must go through including getting all the results from the KNEC, then we have to receive all the programmes offered in universities, and later verify whether they are accredited,” KUCCPS CEO noted on Thursday, February 23. 

    The confusion over the opening of the application window came at a time the fate of government-funded university education was uncertain owing to new proposals fronted as part of the reforms engineered by the Kenya Kwanaa government.

    KUCCPS was on several occasions forced to issue clarifications to dispel unconfirmed information from different quarters. 

    Undated photo of students outside Kibabii University in Bungoma

    Undated photo of students outside Kibabii University in Bungoma


    Kibabii University

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