Following the KEPSA Education Sector Board ask to place students into private TVET institutions during the Private Sector Government Roundtable held on 18th November 2019, the Sector Board, led by its Vice Chair (Higher Education), Ms. Priscilla Kerebi, had a follow-up meeting with Kenya Universities and Colleges Placement Service (KUCCPS) on 21st November 2019 at the KUCCPS offices.
The meeting resolved to;
- Form a self-sponsored students’ portal within the KUCCPS website. The portal will enable students to choose to be placed in the private TVETs of their choice. The placement will not be tied to government funding.
- Through KUCCPS, submit the proposals around the formulation of the portal to the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Prof. George Magoha on 2nd December 2019 for approval.
- Target the use of the portal by the next placement cycle which will place students who are finalizing their KCSE exams this year.
Placement of students from the central service will ease the pressure on government TVET institutions while enabling the realization of the government policy of 100% student transition. Further, the private TVETs will have to employ staff to cater for the placed students thus creating jobs.
The meeting was attended by the KUCCPS CEO, Dr. John Muraguri; TVETA Director General, Dr. Kipkirui Langat; Kenya National Qualification Authority (KNQA) Director General/CEO, Dr. Juma Mukhwana and representatives from the Kenya Association of Technical Training Institutions (KATTI).