The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) made a historic announcement, introducing the first-ever application for Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) courses through its portal.
This marks a significant milestone as medical course applications are now integrated into the KUCCPS systems.
“This is a milestone because KMTC and KUCCPS have a common objective of enhancing access to quality higher education and training opportunities in a manner that is equitable to all Kenyans,” said KUCCPS Chief Executive Officer Dr. Agnes Mercy Wahome.
Prospective candidates keen on pursuing studies at KMTC can apply for the September 2023 semester, with the application window scheduled to close on August 4, 2023.
The availability of KMTC courses on the KUCCPS portal opens up new opportunities for students. The application process targets individuals who completed the KCSE examination between 2013 and 2022, as mentioned in the official statement.
To apply for any of the available positions, interested individuals can access the application portal at www.students.kuccps.net. Once logged in with their student details, they can proceed to apply for their desired course.
A diverse range of courses is being offered at KMTC, including both certificates and diplomas. Among the certificate courses are Medical Engineering, Health Records and Information Technology, Orthopedic Trauma Medicine, Community Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics.
As for diploma courses, students can apply for Medical Laboratory Sciences, Radiography and Imaging, Health Counselling, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Community Health. The website also lists a new Diploma course in Emergency Medical Technician.
For admission to a KMTC diploma course, applicants must meet certain qualification criteria.
Candidates need to have obtained a KCSE mean grade of C, with specific grades in particular subjects. These include a minimum grade of C in English or Kiswahili, a C in Biology, and a C- in Chemistry. Additionally, candidates must have achieved a C- in either Mathematics, Physics, or Physical Sciences.
Entry requirements for certificate courses at KMTC vary depending on the program.
To access comprehensive information about course fees and specific entry requirements for various programs, prospective applicants can visit the KMTC website for further details.