British Council Fetes College English Language Trainers

British Council Fetes College English Language Trainers

Six English Language Trainers from the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) have been feted by the British Council for their exemplary commitment to training in the International English Language course.

Speaking during the event held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi on Friday, May 6, 2022, Ag. Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kelly Oluoch hailed the recognition of the tutors as a milestone for the College.

“I want to congratulate our trainers for remaining steadfast in enabling our trainees to become proficient in the International English Language,” he said.

Adding that: “The training will provide migrating health workers with skills needed to meet visa application requirements.”

On July 29, 2021, the Governments of the Republic of Kenya and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) signed a Bilateral Agreement for collaboration on the healthcare workforce, thus paving the way for cooperation in the delivery of healthcare through the recruitment of healthcare professionals in Kenya for employment in the UK.

Dr. Oluoch thanked the British Council for partnering with the College to offer the training.

He, however, challenged students to take advantage of the highly subsidized six-weeks training to advance their knowledge.

Country Director Kenya and East Africa Cluster Lead at British Council Ms. Jill Coates reported that her organization would keep supporting the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Health to train 22,000 Kenyan Nurses.

“The Council has made this possible by training six KMTC Trainers who will equip the Nurses with the necessary skills to sit for the International English Language Tests administered as a prerequisite for working in the United Kingdom,” she said.