The national distribution of the KMTC campuses in the country amplifies the government's determination to take health services closer to Kenyans.
The unique location of the Colleges in urban and rural settings, and the exchange programmes encouraged towards qualification, gives our students the much-needed exposure to all the Kenya settings.
The 56 constituent colleges of the expansive institution - spread throughout the country as far as Lodwar and Garissa, Loitoktok and Kisumu - ensures decentralization of health services to the community.
The close proximity of these colleges to government hospitals gives them an edge over all other health training facilities in Kenya and in the African continent.
- Eldoret Campus is in Uasin-Gishu County situated in Eldoret town next to Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital.
- It was established in 1977 as a school of nursing with an intake of 25 students per class training Kenya enrolled community health nursing.
- In 1987 Hospital Maintaince School was established with the aid of Austria and German Governments and Ministry of Health. The population per intake was 12 students per class offering certificate course.
- By 1991- School of nursing was upgraded to train Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing with an intake of 30 students per class and training Certificate was stopped.
- In 1996- Nursing and hospital Maintance Schools were merged to form the current Eldoret Medical Training Centre.
- September 2003 Certificate course in Medical Engineering was upgraded to diploma with an increased number of intakes from 12 to 25 students per class.
- Diploma course in Clinical Medicine was started with an intake of 50 students per class the same year 2003.
- Higher National Diploma in Anaesthesia course was started in 2006 with intake of 10 students.
- In-service Medical Engineering was started in March 2014 with intake of 35 students.
The campus offers the following courses:
- Medical Engineering (Pre-service and Upgrading)
- Clinical Medicine (Pre-service) & Higher National Diploma in Anesthesia,
- Medical Imaging Science.
The college plans to increase the number of courses to march with the rich experience of the Referral Hospital.
The facilities available in our institution include spacious classrooms, computer and skills laboratories, library, dinning and hostels.
Mode of Learning
The well equipped library and computer lab. Provides unlimited access for both students and staff to adequate learning materials. You will receive high class training from faculty members with knowledge dedication to make your dreams come true.
The skills lab is equipped with life like models to provide you with opportunity to freely master skills before visiting clinical area to deal with real patients.
We are proud of our competent lecturers, IT officers, librarian, skills lab attendant who are readily available for the special needs of our customers.
Clubs & Sports
Eldoret MTC is a centre of athletics and you will enjoy the variety of sports offered such Netball, Football, Rugby, Hockey, Basket ball, Darts, indoor games etc.
There is also an active and dedicated students' representative council which represents students' grievances to the Administration. We have also clubs which advocates behavioural change among the students in and outside the campus like Students Team of Counsellors and Educators who also deal with Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Prevention. This has assisted many students with drug abuse problems.
The college also has encouraged and supported religious groups to nourish spiritual needs.
Housing & Dinning
Eldoret MTC has a hostel capacity of 250 and student can get accommodation in nearby affordable hostels.
We have a dining hall which offers cafeteria services with nutritious high quality meals at affordable prices and is operational even during weekends.
Clinical Experience centres
MTC Eldoret is privileged to be in close proximity to Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital which ensures that our students get the much needed top class competent skills since it uses the modern technologies in provision of health care. Other areas used for clinical experiences include Huruma Sub District Hospital, Uasin Gishu District Hospital, Rural Health Facilities like Turbo, Mosoriot and Burnt Forest and many others outside the county.
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We also have a staff population of 76 who facilitate teaching and learning and other supportive activities under the able leadership of Mr. David Yator Toroitich.
Kenya Medical Training College- Kisii started as an institution training dressers /nurse aides in 1958 under the colonial government. After independence, the institution commenced the structured training of enrolled nurses (EN) in 1972, and later in 1980 a certificate course for Enrolled community health nurses (ECHN). In 1999 the college upgraded to offer Diploma in Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) with two intakes of nursing students in March and September of each calendar year.
In 2000 the college stated offering Diploma in Clinical Medicine and in September 2007 the college further developed to train Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences The training facilities had been developed by the government and equipment worth Kenya shillings nine (9) million had been acquired . The Laboratory was renovated through the support of JHPIEGO which has enabled our students have quality training.
Medical training college, Kisii is one of the 42 constituent colleges of the Kenya Medical Training College who’s Headquarters is in Nairobi. We are located in Kisii County within Kisii Central Business District.
The college is situated along the Kisii Hospital road and is adjacent to the main Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.
It lies on 3.56 hectares land of which the lease certificate is available.
The college has three academic departments namely;
- Clinical Medicine,
- Medical Laboratory sciences
The Courses offered
In response to the demand for upgrading training for Nurses from the certificate level (ECHN) to diploma level (KRCHN) the institution started Distance learning programme in collaboration with African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) and the Nursing Council of Kenya in September 2006. We have qualified a total of 520 upgrading nurses from Nyanza, western and South Rift which are our major catchment area for the programme. There are 56 students currently in session. Learning is offered via print and electronic media. The institution has March intake for Nursing students under self sponsored category.
Prospect for March intake of Self sponsored Clinical medicine students is on course and will be communicated as soon as possible.The department started Higher Diploma in anaesthesia with 4 students. The student enrolment will increase next academic year to 8 with the expansion of more operating theatres at Kisii Teaching and referral Hospital.
The institution currently offers long and short term courses. The long term courses are the basic Diploma and Higher Diploma courses. At the moment we have four (4) programmes and the enrolment capacity as follows:
- Diploma in Community Health Nursing ( Basic pre-service 100 students and E-learning Upgrading 50 students per year)
- Diploma in Clinical Medicine( 70 student per year
- Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences (40 students per year)
- Higher Diploma in Anaesthesia (8 students per year)
Short term courses include skill training in human resource for health professional development in areas of:
- Family Planning long term methods
- Essential obstetrical and newborn care
- First aid and emergency Response
The courses are sponsored by Ministry of Health and other development partners.
The future long term trainings which are being developed are:
- Certificate in Orthopaedic and Plaster Technician
- Diploma in Radiography
Short term courses in prospect include:
- Health Systems Management
- Nursing Process
- Trauma and emergency care
- Phlebotomy Skills
Mode of Learning
The long term basic programmes are offered full time from 8am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.
The Upgrading nursing course is offered in E-Learning distance mode with face to face sessions
The short courses are skill oriented to enhance the competency of the health service providers
The target groups are clinicians, Nurses and Laboratory technologists.
The institution is managed by the executive committee under the chairmanship of the Principal. The Management Committee compost of all heads of departments is in place to spearhead interdepartmental collaboration and teamwork. The operational activities are coordinated by various committees.
The organogram is as shown below
KMTC Kisii is located on a 3.56 hectares land in Kisii Municipality block III 505.
There are four main buildings structured as follows
Clinical experience areas
Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital is the main teaching facility for KMTC Kisii. It has a bed capacity of 500 patients. The hospital is very rapidly expanding and now processing the facilities for a medical school. All the departments are operational.
The change in status and expansion of the hospital is a key impetus for KMTC to anticipate and plan for rapid growth based on our catchment areas. Even though we are a national resource with students from across the country, we are having plans to start new courses relevant to the growth in number and specialty of the health workers at the hospital and health facilities within our county.
The other clinical experience centres being utilised are sub county hospitals namely;
Housing and dining
The college has hostel with a capacity of 200 students and a dining hall where the students pay as they eat. This is a system allowing the students to choose what they wish to eat from the varieties in the menu. The dining hall operates throughout the week and the commonly available foods in the menu are: meat, rice, potatoes, maize meal, beans, green grams, and chapatti, chicken and local vegetables, bread and mandazi.
The hostel capacity is small compared to the students’ population and plans are underway to put up a five hundred bed capacity Hostel with conference facility through public private partnership.
Clubs and Sports
Our students have the freedom of association and have various clubs to enhance extra curriculum activities. The most active ones are Christian union SDA group, Catholic action and Muslim group. We also have peer support groups dealing with HIV/AIDS and alcohol and substance abuse.
Our students are very active in sports and we were the National champions in 2013 in volleyball ladies. In 2014 we were runners up and hope to regain our title. The various sports include athletics ball games and indoor games. We have fields for football, volleyball and hand ball. The others like basketball we share with our neighbouring institutions like Kisii School and Kisii University.
We have a total of 768 students distributed as follow in the departments out of a capacity of 800. The number dropped due to the reducing number for upgrading students due changing requirements for course approval for health workers.
TOTAL PER DEPT.
Nursing Basic KRCHN
Upgrading KRCHN distance learning
Total per category for ( Basic Diploma)
Higher Diploma Anaesthesia
Grand total population
Lecturer student ratio 1:40 (overall for all departments)
Per department - clinical medicine 1:43, med lab 1: 25, nursing 1:40
Summary Of Designated Staff Members per Department
Academic Staff - Total 20
KMTC lecturers -7 (Including the HOD and the Principal)
Secondment MOH -2
Total number of lecturers - 9 lecturers
Total number of lecturers -5 lecturers (including the HOD)
Med lab sciences
Total number of lecturers - 5 lecturers (Including the HOD)
Lab technologist -1 (teaching across all departments)
(We have a pool of 10 external lecturers contracted as need arise)
Non Academic Staff - Total - 42
Administrative officers - 1 officer
Procurement - 1 officer
Supplies assistant - 1officers
Accountant II - 1 officer
Driver - 2 officers
Internal auditor - 1 officer
H.r.m officer - 1 officer
Secretaries -4 secretaries (one deployed from hospital)
Housekeepers -1 h/keeper
Cateress - 1 cateress
Telephone supervisor - 1 officer
Security wardens - 1 wardens
Cooks -4 cooks
Supportive staffs - 12support staffs
Librarian - 1 librarian
Library assistants - 1
Clerical officer - 6 officers
Artisan - 2 officers
Partially Outsourced Services
A. Cleaning - classrooms and hostels only
B. Security - night guards only
- We proposed in our five year development plan to have a lift in terms of infra structure to accommodate three new departments. KMTC -KISII is one of the old government institutions with very old facilities. We are currently using our little savings for development from recurrent expenditure to do renovations of old buildings to utilize them as classrooms.
- We are sourcing for funds locally and from development partners to be able to meet our objectives of health in the vision 2030.
The college started in the 1950s as a training center for enrolled midwives.
In the 1960s the college started training enrolled nurses and the two programs continued until 1977, when they were replaced by Enrolled community health nursing course.
The course continued up to the year 2005 and was replaced by pre-service Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) a Diploma course in nursing which is running to date.
KMTC Murang’a is located in Murang'a town approximately 1 KM from Murang’a town center. It is on a 6 acre piece of land next to Murang’a district hospital along the mortuary road off the hospital road.
Courses Offered in the Campus
- In September 2003 the department of Health records and Information technology certificate course started.
- In the year 2005 the department of clinical medicine and surgery was started.
- In September 2006 Distance learning in-service course was started.
- In September 2013 Kenya Registered Nursing /Mental Health was started.
Mode of Learning
Full time Learning
There are plans to start pharmacy and nutrition.
There are also plans to build more classes, structural drawings and bills of quantities have been done by department of Public Works Murang’a County. The same has been forwarded to CDF office to request for funds.
This will also be reflected in the budget for 2015- 2016 for consideration.
The campus has:
- Hostels that can accommodate 202 male and -384 female students
- A Library with a sitting capacity of 136 Students and a computer room with a capacity of 70
- 3 Lecture halls that accommodate between 60 – 100 students
- 12 Classrooms and 2 are under construction by CDF.
- A Skills lab that accommodates 25 students
KMTC Murang'a Administrative Structure
Clubs & Sports
Active clubs are:
Housing and Dining
At KMTC Murang’a, we have hostels that can accommodate 202 male and -384 female students.
Meals are served in the college’s dinning hall. We have nutritious and highly affordable meals ranging from porridge, vegetables to fruits. Different meals that are not on the menu can be prepared upon request by the students.
Areas of Clinical Experience
The students are sent to all the 42 counties for experience in specialized skills; however the areas for clinical experience within Murang’a County are:
- Murang’a hospital
- Maragua hospital
- Muriranjas hospital
- Kigumo health center
- Kirogo Health center
- Makuyu health center
Current Number of Students
Diploma in Kenya Registered community nurses KRCHN = 350 students
Kenya Registered nursing/Mental Health and Psychiatry=111 students
Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse KECN = 48 students
Distance learning in-service KECN to KRCHN course = 58 students
Clinical Medicine total number of students CM = 182
Diploma in Health Records and Information HRI = 319
Cert in Health Records and Information HRI =283
Total student population = 1351
The college Started in1966 as a training center for in-service enrolled nurses in Nutrition.
The college is located in Karen 20 km from the Nairobi Central Business District.
Diploma and Certificate in Nutrition with 560 students
Planned new courses
Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
- Ladies hostel with a bed capacity of 168.
- Dining hall with a capacity of 40
- 1 class
- A library
- An office block
- A computer lab
- A food lab
- Academic Department
- Teaching & Learning
Deputy Principal Administration & Finance;
- House Keeping/Accommodation
- Security Wardens
Clubs and sports
Sports fields under construction
Housing and dining
At KMTC Karen, we have a hostel for ladies with a bed capacity of 168. We currently do not have a men’s hostel but plans are underway to build one as well as expand the one for ladies.
We have a dinning hall with a capacity of 40 where normal African dishes are served everyday of the week.
Clinical experience areas
Mbagathi district hospital,
Kenyatta National Hospital
Government level 4-5 hospitals
Urban slums for community mobilization
Field visits up to rural clinic level
Aggregate: C plain;
Mandatory subjects: ENGLISH /SWAHILI; BIOLOGY C; and
C Minus in any of the following; physics, physical science, chemistry, home science agriculture, math
Aggregate C minus
With C minus in English or Kiswahili and D plus in any one of the following; ; physics, physical science, chemistry, home science agriculture, math
Our current student population is 560. We have 8 lecturers and 38 non teaching staff.