The Board of Directors to embark on major College equipping plans

The Board of Directors to embark on major College equipping plans

When he took office in 2021, the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Board Chairperson Amb. Zachary Muburi-Muita announced an ambitious plan to scale up development as a roadmap for the College’s transformational and growth agenda.

Top on the list was to create centers of excellence, automate services and reduce paperwork, equip learning facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, enhance strategic partnerships, and strengthen staff capacity to bridge staff-student ratios.

With signature projects like Simulation Laboratory, English Language Training Center, and E-learning, KMTC has transformed to become a highly sought-after institution for thousands of students who would like to take up technical training slots.

In fact, over the last two successive intakes, the College has attracted more than 30,000 applicants including those qualified to join universities.

Now, on the heels of the birth of a new Strategic Plan 2024-2028, the Board and Management embarked on a fact-finding mission across the Campuses to meet with local leaders with the aim of finding ways to develop a structured strategic partnership to grow the institution. The College has set a roadmap to engage the two levels of Government (national and county) as well as stakeholders to grow its campuses and unlock administrative roadblocks toward enhanced service delivery.

The presence of KMTC campuses has become an indispensable tool not only for higher education/training for thousands of youth but also development, specifically within areas of operation, helping alleviate the community’s social-economic status.

“We are aware that the proposed plans will require a substantial stakeholder engagement and as a result, we are reaching out to our partners to support our agenda,” said Amb. Muita last week during the Board’s visits to campuses in the Rift Valley, Western, and Nyanza regions.

The visits covered Kisumu, Lake Victoria, Nyamira, Nyamache, Rachuonyo, Ndhiwa, Bomet, Kisii, Rera, Kombewa, Nakuru, Molo, Iten, Kabarnet, Chwele, Bungoma and Mosoriot Campuses. 

During the visits, the respective County Governments made commitments to support the College’s development initiatives, enhance teaching, learning, and practical training sites as well as offer assistance to needy students.

Other areas of partnership will include fast-tracking land titling and the enhancement of need-based training programs.

Amb. Muita was accompanied by CEO Dr. Kelly Oluoch, Board Directors Ms. Susan Mucheru, Dr. Naomi Kathure, Mr. Fred Wamwaki, and Dr. Stephen Ochiel. Others were Ag. Corporation Secretary and Legal Services Manager Ms. Virginia Nzioka, Head of Inter-governmental Relations Dr. Leah Bii, Deputy Registrars Ms. Lucy Kuria (Quality Assurance) and Eglah Kigen (Research), Deputy Administrative Services Manager Ruth Muchui and respective Campus Principals.