The entrance to the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) in Nairobi. The college boss said the institution aimed to digitise all its systems to reach all prospective students in the country. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
More than 7,500 students wishing to join medical training colleges in September this year will now be required to register online for consideration.
Kenya Medical Training Colleges (KMTC) Director Peter Tum said manual registration had been abolished as it was susceptible to fraud and manipulation by aspiring students.
Speaking at the college’s campus in Kisumu on Sunday, Mr Tum said the e-registration portal was already up and running.
The college boss said the institution aimed to digitise all its systems to reach all prospective students in the country.
“The web platform does not allow one to make an application before depositing the required registration fee, eliminating cheating,” said Mr Tum.
“We will not have people coming in through the backdoor. A leaner team will be verifying applicants, removing any bureaucracy in the admission process,” he added.
The portal is easy to use and offers students an option to select two courses.
“Students will also get their results online,” he said.
“We are already training staff on Ifmis and e-procurement at all the campuses,” the director said.
KMTC contributes about 80 per cent of the country’s medical personnel.
Students or graduates do internships at public health facilities to gain practical experience.