Because they have yet to be placed under the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, trainee teachers would have to wait longer for government financing (KUCCPS).

Plans are underway, including meeting with the leadership of the Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs), which will lead to the first student placement.

Trainee instructors are the only college students who do not get money from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), which currently supports students pursuing degrees, diplomas, certificates, and vocational training.
Last week,Principal Secretary for Early Learning and Basic Education Julius Jwan revealed that KUCCPS will be used to attract applicants for pre-service teacher training.

Dr. Jwan stated that the transition to KUCCPS is progressive and that successful students would be able to profit from HELB, just like the rest of the learners placed by the agency at universities and middle-level colleges.

 

Because they are not considered government-sponsored students, the students have not received HELB support.
KUCCPS is required by Section 56 of the Universities Act to “coordinate the placement of government-sponsored students to universities and institutions.”

As a result, all students enrolled in institutions through KUCCPS are eligible for state financing.

This, according to Jwan, has now been extended to students doing teacher training at TTCs.
“(KCSE) Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education applicants can now apply for post-secondary education training programs such as the Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE) or a (DECDTE)Diploma in Early Childhood Development Teacher Education (” Jwan explained.

However, it is unclear when students will be assigned to TTCs by KUCCPS, given the revised schedule provided by the agency does not include them.

The placement timeline for the 2021/2022 cycle, the entire process will conclude on December 14 according to the TVETS.

on the other hand, Nancy Wahome stated that the first round of applications will take two weeks.

“The student portal will be open to receive applications for placement in TVET colleges for government sponsorship as from 15th to 28th November” according to the proposal.
Validation and approval of TVET continuous placement will be done between December 6 and 10, while processing TVET continuous placement will be done between November 29 and December 3.

According to the plan, the continuous placement report will be released on December 14th.

However, according to the article, TVET institutions began revising their programs and capacities on October 4 and will finish this Friday.

During this time, public TVET institutions must log in to the KUCCPS site and review the courses they want to make available for candidates to apply for, as well as the number of students they need in each program.
Colleges are also free to make changes to the courses and capacity that they choose to offer.

KUCCPS will also perform validation of programs and capacities declared by the regulator, the Technical Vocational Education and Training Authority, from October 18 to 29. (TVETA).

KUCCPS will ensure that only recognized TVET courses and institutions are available for applicants to choose from in the KUCCPS.

Between November 1 and 5, Dr. Wahome explained, the validated programs and declared capacities would be uploaded.
Between November 8 and 10, the KUCCPS internal auditor will conduct a program and capacity verification before the first message on applications is sent to students.

A total of 173 public TVET institutes are in the crosshairs. Previously there were 362 TVET programs available.

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