As 2019 KCSE students anxiously wait for their 2020/ 2021 universities and colleges’ placement results, the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, KUCCPS, has come out to issue a warning concerning fake news being peddled. The placement agency is warning prospective candidates about supposedly fake news on the 2020/ 2021 placement results and admission letters.
“Not everything you read online is true. Beware of fake news,” warns the agency.
“Following the end of the revision of choices, applicants are urged to be patient as the final steps of the placement process get underway. Meanwhile, they are encouraged to monitor their portals for updates,” KUCCPS adds.
Most students are already getting impatient and scammers and even cons may take advantage of the situation.
A request on the placement processing status was met with this response from KUCCPS; “Hello, we have not yet completed the placement process.We will notify the applicants of their placement results via the contacts they provided on the KUCCPS student portal.’
2019 placement results
By around this time, last year, the agency would have released the results. But, the delay this year is attributed to the current covid-19 pandemic that has caused paralysis in most sectors; including education.
KUCCPS released the placement results for the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, students on the 15th of April, 2019. A total of 89,486 students were placed to degree programmes in public and private universities. While TVET programmes (diploma, craft certificate and artisan certificate) took up a total of 98,393.
Placement results are conveyed to students via SMS. The students can also visit the Official KUCCPS student’s portal.
The agency closed the portal for second revision of programmes on Friday, April 17, 2020 at 12 noon. Sources privy to the placement process indicate that results are almost ready and students will indeed receive their results in due course.
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