The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) has provided a clarification on why its application portal is not open for the September 2023 intake.
KMTC CEO Kelly Oluoch, in a notice posted on the college’s website, stated that this decision aims to enhance the efficiency of the admission process.
“To improve the efficiency of our admission process, we have received and are implementing the valuable feedback from stakeholders. Further, we have partnered with like-minded organisations to enhance our capacity for the selection and placement of students,” Oluoch said.
“In this regard, therefore, please note that the applications for KMTC September 2023 intake have not yet been opened. As a result, the selection and placement process has not commenced.”
Oluoch advised prospective applicants to exercise patience and wait for the college to announce the opening of the application portal, which is expected to occur in the coming days.
KMTC, a state corporation operating under the Ministry of Health, was established through an Act of Parliament. Its primary mandate is to provide training in various health disciplines to cater to the needs of Kenya, East Africa, and beyond.
With 72 strategically located campuses across the country, KMTC plays a vital role in training the majority—over 85 percent—of the local middle-level workforce in healthcare facilities.
The college’s status as a center of excellence for health worker training aligns with the government’s efforts to enhance the healthcare system in the country.
President William Ruto announced on May 2nd that the Kenyan government had signed a deal with Canada to expand job opportunities for Kenyans in the North American country.
The program specifically targets graduates with degrees, diplomas, and certificates from local colleges, particularly those attending Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.
In order to enhance the suitability of Kenyan graduates in the Canadian job market, President Ruto stated that the government will align the training of health workers at KMTC and technical and vocational institutions with the Canadian curricula.