KMTC Explores Partnership with Japanese Company to Enhance Training
The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) is preparing to partner with a Japanese-based medical technology Company to promote teaching and learning.
The goal is to support the College increase uptake of technology in its training programs for its roughly 51000 students.
Speaking during a meeting with representatives of Allm Inc, Thursday (August 12, 2021), CEO Prof. Kiptoo assured of the College’s readiness to enter into partnerships that will enable the College to leverage on technology to promote teaching and learning.
Prof. Kiptoo noted that the partnership will help the students in remote Campuses such as Wajir, Lodwar, and Mandera, to take advantage of the technology available in other KMTC Campuses.
“By establishing regional hubs, we expect to boost the quality of training in disadvantaged areas,” he said.
Prof. Kiptoo noted that the College enjoys a long working relationship with the Japanese Government, resulting in some of the most iconic infrastructures in KMTC.
He pointed out that the Japanese Cooperation Agency (JICA) built the current KMTC Nairobi Campus Resource Center, among other infrastructure in the Campus that has served several generations of KMTC students.
Allm Operations Manager for Africa and Middle East Mr. Christian Beck reported that his organization’s objective was to improve health systems in Africa and expressed optimism at the outcomes of a possible partnership with the College.
He was accompanied by Project Lead from the Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) Mr. Moses Marangu and Allm Kenya Business Development Manager Mr. Walter Kibet.
The partnership with KMTC seeks to identify sustainable training opportunities aimed at enhancing student’s skill sets.
Further, the two organizations will seek to establish exchange learning programs.
Other areas of focus are medical engineering and equipment placement, servicing, and maintenance.
Allm is headquartered in Tokyo Japan with branches in the Middle East, Dubai, America, and Africa. Currently, it has projects in South Africa, Rwanda, Ghana and Cameroon, and Kenya. In Kenya, Allm Africa has projects in Nairobi and Eldoret that respond to health system strengthening challenges.
Present from KMTC were Head, Resource Mobilization Mr. Kamau Maina, E-learning Coordinator Dr. Wagaki Gicheru and Head, Institutional Advancement and Short Courses Coordinator Dr. Jebichi Maswan.