KMTC Chuka Campus to relocate to own premises
As Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Chuka Campus is getting prepared to move from Chuka University into its own premises by year-end, Tharaka Nithi Governor Hon. Muthomi Njuki today exuded confidence that construction work will be completed in good time.
The newly built KMTC Chuka Campus – has risen from the ground at great speed, stirring excitement amongst students.
KMTC Chuka Campus was established in 2015 within Chuka University premises.
While addressing a delegation of the KMTC team, led by Board Chairperson Prof. Philip Kaloki, Governor Njuki reiterated his commitment to speeding the project.
“We are putting up a five-story building, and we have done the first three floors. We aim to finish it by year-end. The investment is part of an allocation worth Kshs 121 million, for improving health training in the county,” he said.
Adding that: “At Chuka University, we were unable to do any meaningful developments because we were hosted temporarily.
The new space will make it possible to grow the Campus to greater heights.
He revealed that the project is being built on a five-acre land, noting that more land will progressively be allocated for the project.
The Governor noted that KMTC remains a major development partner, and hosting the institution will remarkably boost the county’s health sector.
Prof. Kaloki thanked the Governor for his support towards the project, noting that the county will benefit in many ways.
He said the project will open up the region economically as students will require accommodation facilities and foodstuffs.
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 Amukoye, and Samuel Arachi, CBS and Meru County Executive Committee member for health Misheck Mutuma.
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 is remarkably upgrading its infrastructure, thanks to a collaboration with County Governments, NG-CDF, Beyond Zero, World Bank, St. John’s Ambulance, USAID among others.