Most Preferred Universities in Kenya, KUCCPS Placement Results.
Here are the most preferred universities in Kenya and KUCCPS placement results 2021.
The Kenya Universities and colleges placement board has finalized the placement process for the 2020/2021 cycle.
In the just-concluded exercise, some 128,073 students have been placed to pursue degree courses in various universities while 137,032 have been placed to TVET courses.
Some 6,617 who had qualified for degree courses have chosen to enroll for TVET courses, a move that has received an applaud from the KUCCPS boss Agnes Wahome, who said that students should look beyond the borders when selecting courses.
The CEO who was speaking during the release of the results on Tuesday 17 August said that more students had applied for TVET courses in 2020 as compared to 2019.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha who was in attendance at the event also commended the move but encouraged students to embrace more TVET courses, pointing out that the enrollment rate to TVET courses still remains minimal.
According to a report by KUCCPS, Kenyatta University tops the list of most preferred universities, followed closely by Maseno University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and the University of Nairobi (UON).
Kenyatta University received the highest number of students pegged at 6,733. Maseno comes second with 6,659, followed by JKUAT, where 6,529 students have been placed.
The University of Nairobi comes in the fourth position with 6,407 students, with Mount Kenya University closing the top 5 with 5,584 students.
Moi University has received 5,187 students, which has been termed as low enrollment since the University is used to admitting a rather large number of students.
Kisii, Chuka, and Egerton Universities come in the 7th, 8th, and 9th positions with 4,600, 4,133, and 4,039 students respectively. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology closes the list of top ten with 3,893 students placed at the institution.
Apart from Mount Kenya University, all other private Universities have received a lower student allocation as compared to Public Universities.
This has been fueled by claims that private universities have other hidden charges that make their fee structures bloated, contrary to what the government recommends.
It is also clear that most students prefer to study in universities located near Nairobi City and other major urban centers like Kisumu and Thika.
Despite the government’s commitment to ensuring 100% transition from secondary to tertiary education, some 7,000 students failed to apply for placement to any programs.