The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (Placement Service) has been established as a Body Corporate under Section 55 of the Universities Act No. 42 of 2012 with its functions being:-
a) To co-ordinate the Placement of Government Sponsored Students to Universities and Colleges.
b) Disseminate information on available programmes, their costs and the areas of study prioritized by the Government.
c) Collect and retain data relating to University and College Placement.
d) Advise the Government on matters relating to University and College Student Placement.
e) Develop Career Guidance Programmes for the benefit of students.
f) Perform any other function assigned to it under this Act.
The Mandate of the Service includes promoting national cohesion, being a onestop resource centre for all Universities and Colleges in Kenya and development of career guidance programmes for all levels of learning.