KMTC Board ups its game in resource mobilization: Campus gets 96 million funding
A big boost for Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), Imenti Campus as area MP Hon. Kathuri Murungi allocates Kshs 18 million towards the expansion of the Campus.
Meru County Governor Hon. Kiraitu Murungi, in recent months also injected Kshs 70 million for the construction of the institution.
Speaking on January 19, 2021, during a tour to the facility by the College Board of Directors, led by Chairperson, Prof. Philip Kaloki, EBS, Hon. Murungi said the funding will finance the construction of five additional classrooms.
“We are committed to increase learning opportunities for learners. Previously, we had allocated Kshs 6 million, and we will progressively increase that allocation to ensure the Campus is well equipped,” he said.
The College Board of Directors, over the last five years, has redoubled its resource mobilization efforts to equip its Campuses.
Prof. Kaloki while thanking both county and NG-CDF, reiterated College’s commitment to mobilizing resources to equip and provide quality training for students.
“As a health training institution with a population of more than 51,000 students, our priority is to offer quality education. We have heavily invested in skilled lecturers and skills labs to ensure our training meets global standards,” he said.
KMTC has 71 Campuses strategically located in 44 out of 47 counties in the country offering 18 programs with 76 medical courses.
The College plays a key role in supporting the Government’s Universal Health Coverage agenda by producing a competent workforce to bridge the Human Resources for Health gaps in the country.
Also present were Board Directors Mithamo Muchiri, Fredrick Wamwaki, Dr. Mary Nandili, Dr. Evans mukoye and Samuel Arachi, CBS; Meru County Executive Committee member for health Misheck Mutuma, Chief of Staff Gideon Kimanthi and Member of County Assembly Abogeia East Mwiria Karinga.
Others were senior members of staff from KMTC headquarters including Deputy Registrar (Examinations) Gordon Agallo, Deputy Communications Manager Hezron Ochiel, Head of Resource Mobilization Kamau Maina, Principals Ms. Gladys Ng’ang’a (Meru), Mr. Samwel Njagi (Imenti) and Mr. Samwel Ndukanio (Chuka).
KMTC contributes over 85% of the local middle-level human resources for the health sector with other graduates employed in many African countries as well as in the U.S, Canada, and the European Union.
The College has remarkably upgraded its infrastructure, thanks to a collaboration with County Governments, NG-CDF, Beyond Zero, World Bank, St. John’s Ambulance, National Youth Service, USAID among others.