College Holds First Virtual Academic Council, Plans to Scale up E-learning

College Holds First Virtual Academic Council, Plans to Scale up E-learning

The College held its first virtual quarterly Academic Council meeting on 28th May, 2020 bringing together Principals from the 71 Campuses, Heads of Departments and Senior Managers from the Headquarters.

The meeting’s main agenda was to discuss progress on scaling up the College’s E-learning platform.

“The College has put in place a number of interventions to ensure continuity of teaching and learning.” CEO Prof. Michael Kiptoo said while addressing the meeting.

He added that the College has transitioned to virtual learning, enhanced infrastructure to support E-learning. Campuses have been connected to fast, secure and reliable internet, and library resources availed online.

The CEO said lecturers and students have been equipped with more skills and knowledge on the use of E-leaning tools, faculty trained on content development and provision of learner’s support.

Further to this, students are expected to continue with their research, which will be supervised online, to ensure candidates graduate as expected.

Prof. Kiptoo said embracing E-learning will ensure studies are not interrupted even during the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the whole world.

He commended Principals for their close collaboration with respective County Governments and National Government Constituency Development Fund, which has enabled the College enhance teaching and learning. He urged them to keep pursuing the partnerships as this would help KMTC develop even further as it carries out its mandate for the benefit of all Kenyans.

 He affirmed that Management will continue implementing reforms and policies as directed by the Board of Directors, to enhance staff well-being and ensure students have a conducive environment for their studies.

Additionally, the CEO asked Principals to prudently utilize resources allocated to them to ensure the public receive efficient and effective services, and for continuity of key operations in the College during this period.

As is the norm, Executive Management, Managers, Principals and heads of departments reported progress made on matters of academic affairs and specifically continuity of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.