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KUCCPS concerned over low uptake of eligible students to Universities



KUCCPS concerned over low uptake of eligible students to Universities

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has decried low universities and college placement uptake by eligible candidates from the Northern region.

The KUCCUPS CEO Dr. Agnes Wahome during a tour of the Garissa Huduma Centre said most students in the region may not be informed on placement modalities.

While announcing KUCCPS partnership with Huduma Centres across the country to offer placement services, Dr. Wahome said that they will work with County Commissioners and local administrators to make sure that they reach every student who needs to further their studies.

Likewise, KUCCPS has partnered with ICT authority to provide free internet services in Huduma centres to allow students to access online services and make their applications by June 2nd.

Dr. Wahome noted that students who sat for their KCSE in 2021 will be placed in 70 universities both private and public and 190 tertiary institutions which will include The Kenya Wildlife College, Marine academy in Mombasa, Kenya Institute of Mass communication, Kenya Railways among others.

The CEO encourages those who scored lower grades to come out and apply for courses which are readily available for them.

Elsewhere, Children with disabilities across the Coast region are set to benefit from Inclusive Education through a three-year holistic approach from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) in collaboration with the government of Kenya.

The project implemented by Kesho-Kenya a local NGO operating in Kilifi County focuses on addressing the awareness gap, and the disconnect between inclusive education policies and its implementation.

Kesho-Kenya Executive Director Evans Odhiambo, said that the project will be able to evaluate the policies that exist in inclusive education in the implementing countries as well as identifying and addressing the challenges in implementing them.