Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha confirms Agnes Wahome as the first female CEO of the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service(KUCCPS) effective February 1, 2021.
This follows a competitive recruitment process undertaken by the Board of the Placement Service in January, 2021.
Mrs. Wahome has been the Acting CEO of the Placement Service since November 13, 2020 when her predecessor John Muraguri proceeded on terminal leave ahead of retirement.
She joined the Placement Service in 2018 as the manager in charge of research and knowledge management, a new function that she was tasked with setting up to enable the Corporation to execute one of its core functions of collecting and retaining data relating to university and college placement.
She brings to the new role a wealth of experience garnered in over 27 years while serving in the public and private sectors, including local and international NGOs.
Agnes has managed programmes for numerous international development organisations including USAID, Oxfam Netherlands (Novib), the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation and Elton John Foundation.
She has also served as a research consultant for Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (USA), ACF (France) and Pathfinder International.
An international scholar and researcher, she is an alumnus of the Dutch Embassy and Sweden’s government agency for development cooperation (SIDA) education scholarships.
Mrs. Wahome is a graduate of the University of Nairobi (Master of Arts in Medical Sociology and a BA in Sociology and Communication). She is also the first-ever PhD candidate in Health Communication at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
KUCCPS is a State Corporation that provides career guidance and selects students for admission to universities, national polytechnics, technical training institutes and other accredited higher learning institutions for Government of Kenya-sponsored programmes.