Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) has yet to open an online admissions portal for students planning to join the school in September 2023.
In a message on its website, KMTC, which has campuses around the country, explained the delay in activating the online portal.
“To improve the efficiency of our admission process, we have received and are implementing the valuable feedback from stakeholders. Further, we have partnered with like-minded organisations to enhance our capacity for the selection and placement of students.
In this regard, therefore, please note that the applications for KMTC September 2023 intake have not yet been opened. As a result, the selection and placement process has not commenced,” KMTC CEO Kelly Oluoch said in the notice.
Oluoch advised applicants to keep tabs on information from KMTC’s official channels of communication as the opening of the portal would be announced there.
“Prospective applicants are advised to stay tuned to our official platforms/channels for further updates on the opening of the application portal. We will provide clear instructions and announce the dates in the coming days,” he said.
KMTC is a public institution that specializes in the training of various health professionals. It is the largest medical training institution in East and Central Africa and offers a wide range of medical courses and programs.
KMTC has campuses spread across different regions of Kenya, providing training to thousands of students annually.
The college offers diploma and certificate courses in fields such as nursing, clinical medicine, pharmacy, medical laboratory sciences, community health, health records and information technology, and many more.
Admission to KMTC is competitive, and applicants undergo a selection process that includes academic qualifications, interviews, and medical examinations.
KMTC Courses Minimum Entry Requirements
To join KMTC to pursue a Certificate course, you must have a minimum of C- with specific qualifications in cluster subjects in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations (KCSE).
For Diploma programmes, you must have attained a minimum of C with specific qualifications in cluster subjects.
Upgrading courses require that a candidate has a certificate in a respective field while for Higher Diploma programmes, candidates must have attained a Diploma course as per the following guidelines.
The following table is a summary of the requirements for courses offered:
Level of training
Duration of training
A minimum aggregate of C- with relevant combination of other subjects is a requirement.
2 years with the exception of nursing which takes 2 ½ years
KCSE mean grade of C (or equivalent) with relevant combination of other subjects such as English, Kiswahili, Biology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Sciences.
3 years except Community Health Nursing which lasts 3 ½ years
Holders of a certificate in relevant fields and at least two years working experience.
2 years except Community Health Nursing which lasts 18 Months
Holders of basic Diploma in relevant fields and at least a minimum of two years working experience.
Individuals and groups such as corporate bodies, companies and government ministries interested in any course or courses can make a written request for arrangements to be made.
2 weeks – 3 Months