The admission of new students to teachers’ training colleges through Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) will start in June.
This follows a recent expansion of the KUCCPS mandate, where the Ministry of Education transferred admission of new TTC students to the placement agency.
The CEO of KUCCPS, Dr Mercy Wahome, said KUCCPS would add value to the TTC admission process by utilising its automated placement system to guarantee 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.
The 2022 Primary TTC trainee placement targets 2020 and 2021 secondary school leavers. The application was opened alongside that for universities and TVET colleges after the March 2022 KCSE exam for both Kenyans and non-Kenyans.
Wahome said candidates whose 2021 KCSE results were released were also free to apply. This will be the second cohort to be admitted to the public primary TTCs under the new Diploma in Teacher Education and Diploma in Early Childhood Development Education.