Deadline for varsities to submit admission capacity ends Friday

What you need to know:

  • Some 149,717 candidates in the 2014 KCSE examination scored C+ and above, with C+ being the minimum university entry grade.
  • “We are currently going through the budgeting process and everything will be known once the printed estimates come out sometimes after the budget is read,” said Mr Ringera.

Universities and colleges that have not informed the national placement agency of their student capacity have only Fridday to do so.

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services needs the figures for the admission of students in the 2015/2016 academic year.

The agency’s acting chief executive officer, Mr John Muraguri, said many universities had submitted their admission capacity but some were yet to do so.

“Those yet to do so need to submit their capacity and such universities are about three,” said Mr Muraguri.
The agency had started scrutinising submissions from universities and colleges, he added.

The initial deadline was Monday, but it was extended to today to allow more universities and colleges to submit their figures.

Each is required to confirm courses on offer for the 2015/2016 academic year. The programmes must be approved by the relevant regulatory authorities.

The first cohort of free primary education beneficiaries, who completed Form Four last year, will joincollege this year.
Some 149,717 candidates in the 2014 KCSE examination scored C+ and above, with C+ being the minimum university entry grade.

That was an increase, compared with 2013, when 123,365 candidates attained the minimum grade or above, representing a 3.3 per cent jump.

In 2014, the placement agency declared 59,000 vacancies in public universities.

Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) chief executive officer Charles Ringera said the board was awaiting the declared student numbers.

BUDGETING PROCESS

“We are currently going through the budgeting process and everything will be known once the printed estimates come out sometimes after the budget is read,” said Mr Ringera.

He said the board intends to spend more than Sh9 billion to support 200,000 students in universities and colleges.
Helb plans to spend Sh19 billion on 400,000 students by 2018.

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services needs the figures for the admission of students in the 2015/2016 academic year.

The agency’s acting chief executive officer, Mr John Muraguri, said many universities had submitted their admission capacity but some were yet to do so.

“Those yet to do so need to submit their capacity and such universities are about three,” said Mr Muraguri.
The agency had started scrutinising submissions from universities and colleges, he added.

The initial deadline was Monday, but it was extended to today to allow more universities and colleges to submit their figures.
Each is required to confirm courses on offer for the 2015/2016 academic year. The programmes must be approved by the relevant regulatory authorities.
The first cohort of free primary education beneficiaries, who completed Form Four last year, will joincollege this year.
Some 149,717 candidates in the 2014 KCSE examination scored C+ and above, with C+ being the minimum university entry grade.
That was an increase, compared with 2013, when 123,365 candidates attained the minimum grade or above, representing a 3.3 per cent jump.
In 2014, the placement agency declared 59,000 vacancies in public universities.
Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) chief executive officer Charles Ringera said the board was awaiting the declared student numbers.
“We are currently going through the budgeting process and everything will be known once the printed estimates come out sometimes after the budget is read,” said Mr Ringera.
He said the board intends to spend more than Sh9 billion to support 200,000 students in universities and colleges.
Helb plans to spend Sh19 billion on 400,000 students by 2018.

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