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KUCCPS: TTC Admissions To Begin In June

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KUCCPS: TTC Admissions To Begin In June.Admission of new students to teacher training colleges will begin in June through the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).This comes on the heels of a recent expansion of the KUCCPS mandate, in which the Ministry of Education delegated admission of new TTC students to the placement agency.Dr Mercy Wahome, CEO of KUCCPS, stated that KUCCPS would add value to the TTC admission process by utilizing its automated placement system to ensure fair competition among applicants. “One thing we pride ourselves on is being able to place students in the fairest way possible. We can assure the Ministry that KUCCPS is ready for the task,” Dr Wahome said.Secondary school leavers from 2020 and 2021 are targeted for placement in the 2022 Primary TTC trainee program. After the March 2022 KCSE exam, the application for universities and TVET colleges was opened for both Kenyans and non-Kenyans.Wahome stated that candidates whose 2021 KCSE results had been released were also eligible to apply. The second cohort will be admitted to the public primary TTCs under the new Diploma in Teacher Education and Diploma in Early Childhood Development Education.The KICD created the program, and affirmative action will be used to help applicants with disabilities and those from underserved areas, whose applications will be submitted and handled manually to accommodate their special needs.Prior to the integration of TTC admissions into KUCCPS, the placement agency coordinated the selection of students for government sponsorship to public and private universities, TVET colleges, and the three secondary diploma teacher training colleges, namely Kibabii, Kagumo, and Lugari.KUCCPS filled 100% of the capacity at the three secondary diploma TTCs in the 2021 placement. The primary diploma TTCs attracted 990 trainees out of the 10,000 targeted by the ministry’s recruitment. With the addition of KUCCPS, stakeholders expressed optimism that enrollment in public primary TTCs would increase.ALSO READ:The Ministry and KUCCPS convened a stakeholder forum for principals and curriculum deans from all 34 public primary teacher training colleges ahead of the 2022 intake to discuss a roadmap for admissions and train participants on the automated KUCCPS placement processes.TTC admissions were previously conducted at county headquarters by the Ministry of Education, with applicants manually filling out and submitting application forms, but will now be done online through KUCCPS systems.The KUCCPS Board assured the principals that the process would be efficient.“KUCCPS will undertake a well-coordinated and harmonised selection process in a fair manner,” said Prof Geoffrey Muluvi, who is also the South Eastern Kenya University vice chancellor.KUCCPS: TTC Admissions To Begin In June

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