History of Embu Campus
Situated one kilometre from Embu town, Kenya Medical Training College- Embu campus is in Eastern Province, along Embu-Meru highway behind Embu Provincial General Hospital.
Started in 1975 by missionaries as a Health Training College, it was under administration of Sister Barry as the Principal until 1987 when Kenya Medical Training College took over its management, offering Enrolled Community Nursing Certificate Course. The campus was officially opened by Hon Kenneth Matiba in 1987.
The campus offers the following courses:
1) Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing
2) Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
3) Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences
We're proud of our high-class facilities, many of which are new or have been recently renovated to cater for students' training needs. Computer and skills laboratories, hostels, classes, conference rooms, library and dinning hall are all available to ensure students' conducive learning atmosphere. The completion of an ultra-modern building currently under construction, which will house more laboratories, classes and offices, is expected to further boost our efforts in making Embu MTC a health training hub for the Eastern region.
Embu MTC has staff quarters situated near the college so that faculty and staff can take care of students' learning needs. A house keeper resides within the college premises to cater for students' needs.
Mode of Learning
With a well equipped library networked with unlimited access to the internet for both students and staff, and computer lab at Embu campus, you will receive a world-class training from faculty members with knowledge and dedication to make your dreams come true.
Our skillslabs, equipped with life-like models provide you with opportunities to freely master nursing and medical skills before visiting clinical areas to deal with real patients.
We are proud of our competent tutors, skillslab assistants and student facilitators, who are readily available for your special training needs.
Clubs and Sports
You will become a member of active clubs and a vibrant student representative council at the campus, which represents students grievances to the administration. Among the clubs are Changerz, which advocates for behavioral change among students in and outside the campus. Changerz Club is also involved in conserving the environment.
We also have vibrant religious groups to nourish your spiritual needs. The student facilitating club (STUFFAC) for nursing and clinical medicine students guides you throughout your student life, ensuring you master important medical skills in the lab before you go to the Clinical area to deal with real patients.
If you have an interest in sports, Embu is the place to be. Be it in volleyball, football, basketball, rugby, netball, darts, table tennis, chess, scramble or badminton, Embu campus will make your interest in the games fulfilling.
Housing and Dining
Embu MTC has a hostel capacity of 378 students. Plans are underway to build more hostels so that more students are accommodated within the campus.
Embu MTC Dining
Embu MTC gives you nutritious, high-quality meals before, between and after classes -- and even on weekends.
When you arrive on campus, you'll receive a meal card that entitles you to the Embu MTC meals in the dining hall.
Join the campus where others have changed their lives as well as those of others. 329 students are taking Diploma in Community Health Nursing, 97 are taking Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences, 53 are taking Diploma in Environmental Health Nursing while 58 students are Distance Learners in the department of Community Health Nursing.
The Principal, Mrs Cathrine Kabanya, is leading a staff population of more than 50 in making Embu campus the glory of Eastern Province in health care training.
Clinical Experience Centers
Clinical Experience Centers
Our close proximity with Embu Provincial General Hospital ensures that our students get the much-needed exposure to the top-of-the art equipment and other facilities.
For clinical experiences, our students are attached to Kiritiri, Kianjokoma and Kibugu health centers, local health facilities which familiarise them with real-life experiences in the communities where they will eventually work upon graduation.
Our team of dedicated tutors make weekly visits to follow up on the performance of the students.