Following the recent release of 2020 KCSE results, the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) declared 331,045 vacancies in Technical and Vocational Education Training Institutions (TVET).
Agnes Mercy Wahome, the KUCCPS CEO, stated that application to the colleges is open for students who sat their examinations as early as 2000, all the way to 2020.
Those who do not make it to university directly have two options: to pursue their education as privately-sponsored students or to enrol for other courses that they qualify for.
To undertake a diploma course, one must have a mean grade C- and above.
With a mean grade of D and above, one can take Craft Certificate Courses.
For an E mean grade, apply for Artisan Certificate Courses.
Kenya has several Technical Training colleges that offer quality education and variety.
These can be obtained through the KUCCPS website as well as the websites for the specific institutions.
How to apply
1. Go to www.kuccps.ac.ke
2. Log in to the KUCCPS students portal with your credentials i.e Username and password.
3. Select four courses that you would like to pursue.
4. List them in order of priority, the first being the most preferrable and the fourth being the least.
5. Check the portal to find out which one you qualified for.
The total fees for the entire year costs Ksh 56,420. To ease the burden, the government fee subsidy covers Ksh 30,000.
HELB (Higher Education Loans Board) is among the sources of funds that students are urged to access by visiting helb.co.ke