College Signs MoU with the County Government of Uasin Gishu
The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) on Tuesday (October 4, 2022) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the County Government of Uasin Gishu to broadly work on a variety of mutually beneficial activities.
The agreement would permit College students to access clinical placement sites, fees financing and training opportunities.
The MoU was signed at the County offices during a visit of the College delegation, led by CEO Dr. Kelly Oluoch.
The visit also provided an opportunity to discuss future collaborations in the areas of fast-tracking infrastructural development, and staff secondment to bridge student, and staff ratios, among others.
Governor Jonathan Bii said the County will work closely with the College to scale up Rehabilitative and Promotive programmes, noting that the demand for such services are highly needed in the county.
The College has immensely contributed to the development of the country and towards the achievement of the Government’s Universal Health Coverage agenda, by producing competent health professionals in various disciplines.
“Let us explore opportunities for post-qualification attachments abroad,” Governor Bii said. He undertook to fast-track the completion of a tuition block whose construction had faced some challenges thereby delaying the finalization of outstanding works.
Dr. Oluoch congratulated Hon. Bii on his election as the Governor of Uasin Gishu County, promising to strengthen the already existing good relations between the two institutions.
“The MoU we are signing will among other things develop a framework for introducing student revolving fund financing mechanism to support needy students,” he said.
He thanked the Governor for giving priority to KMTC students in clinical placement sites and for extending a utility fee exemption to the College.
Dr. Oluoch confirmed that the College has put in place Quality Management Systems to ensure graduands are well trained, examined, and equipped with relevant skills and competencies to serve in any part of the world.
Present were the Deputy Governor, Hon. John Barorot, County CEC for Health Dr. Everlyn Rotich, Chairman County Education Revolving Fund Dr. Joel Chelule, KMTC’s Ag. Deputy Director of Finance Planning and Administration Dr. Kenneth Riany, Academic Registrar Dr. Lucy Waweru, Head Intergovernmental Relations Dr. Leah Bii, Ag. Corporation Secretary Ms. Virginia Mwende, Resource Mobilization Officer Mr. Kamau Maina, and Eldoret Campus Principal Mr. Benson Munyoli.