Kisii University received the highest number of students in the 2023 Kenya University and Colleges Central Placement Board (KUCCPS) placement, beating giant institutions like the University of Nairobi.
According to reports, the University got 8,632 students followed by Kenyatta University and Maseno University with 7,963 and 7,702 students, respectively.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and University of Nairobi (UON) come fourth and fifth with 6,917 and 6,912 students.
“Congratulations to the 8632 Students joining Kisii University. Welcome home soon,” Kisii University sent out a message to first year students set to join the institution.
But why did the university receive the highest number of students?
However, a twitter user, Omwamba posted the placement results questioning why Kisii received the highest number.
“Can someone explain to me why Kisii University received the highest number of students from KUCCPS?” asked Omwamba.
Similar concerns were raised by another user named Goddie who questioned how Kisii quickly overtook UoN and KU in terms of capacity to accommodate students.
“Kisii University has gotten the highest number of placements from last year’s KCSE students It was granted a charter in 2013 by Mwai Kibaki, so 10yrs old Did Kisii university expand resources overnight to have the capacity to accommodate more students than UoN and KU? he asked.
“Why would Kisii University with less facilities compared to Moi and Egerton be flooded with first years? Even if its “giving back to society” that University which I know some fourth years who’ve never seen a transcript since year 1, will cost those Kids'” tweeted another user, Mwenda Zake.
Another user, Henry Matunga criticized KUCCPS stating that the University should not get more slots than giant universities like UON and KU.
“Can someone explain to me like a kindergarten kid how Kisii university managed to get more students than giant universities like UoN, KU, JKUAT and Maseno University?
Which method did KUCCPS apply to get that weird distribution pattern?” he asked.
About Kisii University
Kisii University is a chartered public university. The growing demand for their programmes has seen them continuously expanding their institution beyond their Kisii campus, leading to their Eldoret campus, Kericho campus, Kapenguria campus and Nairobi campus.
Kisii University Main Campus is situated approximately 2 km from Kisii Town Centre, off the Kisii – Kilgoris Road.
The institution began as a primary teachers’ training college in 1965, was upgraded to a secondary teachers’ college in 1983, then became a constituent college in 2007.
Kisii University Courses
It has 8 schools including:
Under these schools, there are thirty-three departments and over 130 programmes.
Kisii University Fee
What’s more, the University charges different tuition depending on the courses and the duration.
The courses are clustered into four Clusters, I, II, III and IV, with the amount of fee varying across the clusters.
One can get more details by visiting the university’s website.
Kisii University Admission
The university admits local and international students. International students must have their academic documents certified by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) to assess on whether they meet the minimum requirements for the course they are interested in.
At the same time, the selection is based on minimum entry level grades, cluster subject requirements and previous academic qualification.
To gain admission to the University, students must meet the minimum requirements for the program.
Also, they must complete the application form and submit with copies of required academic documents.
In addition, they must make application processing fee payment required.