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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.


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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