Education CS Professor George Magoha on Monday launched the selection process for the over set to 143, 000 who scored a mean grade of C+ and above.
Through the KUCCPS portal, the candidates will soon know the courses they have been selected to undertake in both private and public universities under the government-sponsored programme.
Those who did not meet the minimum requirements will get a chance to undertake degree courses will be placed in colleges and TVET institutions.
Speaking during the launch, CS Magoha said the remaining 604,021 candidates will be able to progress to higher levels including technical and vocational education and teachers and medical training colleges.
747,161 candidates sat the examination across the 10,565 centres in the country.
The number of students who scored C+ and above in 2020 KCSE increased by 13.8 percent as compared to 2019 results despite CIVD -19 that disrupted the 2020 school calendar.
The student portal on Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) will be opened until June 11 for applications.
The Ministry of Education is focused to ensure that students report in September.
KUCCPS report shows that many students tend to be attracted by University of Nairobi, Moi University, Kenyatta University, Egerton University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology than other institutions.