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No, minimum entry requirements for Kenya’s higher education institutions haven’t changed

Has Kenya’s higher education placement service changed the number of points needed for students to go to university? 

A post shared on a popular public Facebook group reads: “KUCCPS cut off points for male B of 60 points and female B- of 58 points.”  

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, or KUCCPS, is a government agency that “selects students for admission to universities ... and other accredited higher learning institutions”. 

A screenshot of a document with similar information has also been shared on Facebook. 

But have the minimum points required for entry into Kenyan universities changed? We checked.

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Placement agency calls rumours fake

KUCCPS have denied the rumours on Twitter. They ended the tweet: “BEWARE OF FAKES!”

The agency advised the public to follow their “official channels for authentic and reliable information”, and gave their Facebook and Twitter handles and website address.

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