KENYA’S BEST (TOP) COLLEGES: BEST COLLEGES IN KENYA 2020
AN ULTIMATE GUIDE KENYA’S BEST COLLEGES: THE KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE (KMTC), THE KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (KIM) & KENYA UTALII COLLEGE (KUC)- LIST OF COURSES, ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS/ CRITERIA AND FEES STRUCTURE
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Tertiary education is the key to a successful and well-paying career in life. Many a time, form four school leavers struggle to score the minimum entry grade (C+ plus) set by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, KUCCPS to universities.
This does not have to be the case since with a KCSE mean grade of a C plain or a C+ plus; you can easily pursue a diploma or certificate course in one of the best colleges in Kenya that is way better than most university degree courses or programmes.
Many marketable courses are being offered by top/ best colleges in Kenya (2020) that can you a stable and well-paying job in future.
BELOW IS A LIST OF KENYA’S BEST (TOP 10) COLLEGES 2020
When picking a college for your diploma or certificate course, quality is very important.
Do not just enrol for a course at any college because it suits your personal needs or because there is a vacancy.
First, you need to conduct thorough research on an institution by searching online or visiting the institution.
HERE ARE TOP 10 COLLEGES FOR DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE COURSES IN KENYA 2020
The following list was derived based on data provided by Webometrics and Career Point Kenya which is one of the best-recruiting firms in Kenya
- THE KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE (KMTC)
Established in 1927, the Kenya Medical Training College, KMTC is a reputable college offering middle-level training for all sorts of health professionals.
KMTC currently has about 65 constituent colleges across Kenya.
The Kenya Medical Training College, KMTC is proud of producing the highest number of health professionals working in various hospitals across Kenya.
Currently, the Kenya Medical Training College, KMTC produces over 8, 000 graduates per year.
WHY CHOOSE KMTC?
The Kenya Medical Training College, KMTC has got experienced and qualified staff who will ensure that you complete your course and garner enough work experience in time.
Besides, the Kenya Medical Training College, KMTC has got many campuses across Kenya which means that you can enrol for your preferred course in any branch that best suits your needs.
Thirdly, the Kenya Medical Training College, KMTC has well-established campuses which are strategically located, near major hospitals in Kenya. This ensures that students pursuing various courses at the Kenya Medical Training College, KMTC gain both theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are indispensable in the medical field.
Another reason for choosing KMTC is the presence of enough quorums. There is no point in time when you will ever lack enough quorum for your preferred diploma or certificate course since KMTC is well known and well established.
Currently, Kenya Medical Training College, KMTC offers 70 certificate, diploma and higher diploma courses designed to meet the medical needs of all hospitals.
No wonder KMTC has grown into an international middle-level training college attracting students from Nigeria, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Sudan and Rwanda just to mention a few.
NOTE: Given the high demand for KMTC courses, admission is highly competitive and purely based on merit (KCSE Mean grade).
For a complete guide to 2020 KMTC Admissions, kindly visit the official KMTC website by clicking on the link below
2020 KMTC AVAILABLE COURSES, FEES STRUCTURE AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (CRITERIA)
KMTC currently offers a wide range of certificate, diploma and higher diploma courses.
The institution has received accolade and worldwide recognition for its excellence in training middle-level health professionals in line with the universal health care by 2022.
According to The Standard, KMTC is currently training 200 Somali nurses and clinical officers after signing a partnership agreement with the Somali Government.
An average of 34, 000 students enrol at various Kenya Medical Training College campuses every semester.
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF COURSES OFFERED BY THE KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE, KMTC (2020)
Clinical medicine- diploma and higher diploma levels
Nursing- certificate, diploma and higher diploma levels
Pharmacy- diploma and higher diploma levels
Medical laboratory sciences- diploma and higher diploma levels
Medical education-higher diploma
Medical engineering- certificate, diploma and higher diploma levels
Medical imaging sciences- diploma and higher diploma levels
Optometry- diploma only
Physiotherapy- diploma and higher diploma levels
Dental technology- diploma only
Community nutrition- certificate and diploma levels
Health education and promotion- diploma and higher diploma levels
Health systems management- higher diploma
Community oral health- diploma only
Orthopaedic technology- certificate and diploma levels
Environmental health sciences- certificate, diploma and higher diploma levels
Health records and information- certificate and diploma levels
Orthopaedic trauma and medicine- diploma only
Occupational therapy- diploma only
FOR A COMPLETE GUIDE TO ALL COURSES OFFERED BY THE KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE, KMTC (2020) CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO THE OFFICIAL KMTC WEBSITE
THE KENYA MEDICAL TRAINING COLLEGE, KMTC FEES STRUCTURE
An updated fee structure for all 2020 KMTC courses is available online.
Simply click on the following link to view the school fees structure for all 2020 KMTC diploma and certificate courses
In case you cannot afford to cater for your full KMTC fees, do not worry since the Higher Education Loans Board, HELB in partnership with the Afya Elimu Fund offers loans to students enrolled at all KMTC campuses.
First-time applicants for Afya Elimu Fund are awarded approximately Kshs 40, 000 to cater for their KMTC fees.
The annual fees for self-sponsored KMTC students is Kshs 120, 700 per year while regular KMTC students’ fees stands at Kshs 80, 700 per annum.
2020 KMTC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS/ ADMISSION CRITERIA
Admission to KMTC campuses is done by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service. It involves a rigorous vetting process of KCSE candidates to ensure that they meet the minimum entry requirements before being granted admission.
HERE ARE THE GENERAL KMTC CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA AND HIGHER DIPLOMA ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND DURATION FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020
KMTC CERTIFICATE COURSES MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND DURATION (2020)
KCSE mean grade of a C- Minus and above with relevant qualifications in relevant subjects or its equivalent.
The duration for KMTC certificate courses is one full year save for nursing courses which take up to two and a half years.
KMTC DIPLOMA COURSES MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND DURATION (2020)
KCSE Mean grade of a C plain and above with qualifications in relevant subjects or a basic certificate in the programme/ course in question
KMTC diploma courses take at least 2 years.
KMTC POST/ HIGHER DIPLOMA COURSES MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND DURATION (2020)
Must be a diploma holder in the relevant discipline and at least 2 years of working experience.
2020 KMTC INTAKES FOR SELF-SPONSORED AND REGULAR (GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED) STUDENTS
Admission to the Kenya Medical Training College, KMTC for self-sponsored is usually done in March every year whereas admission for regular (government-sponsored) KMTC students is done in September every year.
- KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (KIM)
For over 60 years now, the Kenya Institute of Management, KIM has earned a reputation for providing up to date training for students in business, management and consultancy related fields.
The Kenya Institute of Management, KIM aims at providing highly competitive certificate and diploma courses designed to give KIM graduates a competitive professional edge in management fields.
WHY CHOOSE THE KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, KIM?
KIM offers affordable and marketable programs designed for graduates who intend to sharpen their management skills. This gives room for both first time and continuing students to pursue various courses at KIM.
Moreover, KIM has always put strict measures to ensure that students uphold integrity, honesty and professionalism at all times.
Also, KIM is accredited by the National Industrial Training Authority as a middle-level learning institution. This, therefore, means that you can be assured of quality education once you enrol at KIM since KIM School of Management is a legally recognized institution under the Education Act, Legal Notice Number 375.
Another reason why you should enrol at KIM is the availability of various KIM branches across major towns in Kenya. This makes KIM easily accessible to many students from all over Kenya.
KIM has got branches in Nairobi, Thika, Nyahururu, Nyeri, Nanyuki, Narok, Naivasha, Nakuru, Mombasa, Meru, Embu, Machakos, Kitengela, Kisumu, Kisii, Kapsabet, Kericho, Kakamega, Eldoret and Chuka.
Lastly, KIM recognizes leading organizations in various fields in Kenya. KIM’s Company of the Year Award, COYA was conceptualized between the year 1997 to 1999 to celebrate various achievements being made to enhance an organization’s management capabilities and performance.
Currently, KIM’s portal is open for COYA 2020 award’s registration of companies.
FOR A MORE DETAILED GUIDE TO KIM’S COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD, COYA, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:
KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AVAILABLE LIST OF COURSES, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, DURATION AND FEES STRUCTURE (2020)
The Kenya Institute of Management, KIM is one of the best Kenyan colleges offering robust certificate, diploma and KASNEB courses. For over six decades, KIM has trained students from Kenya and the whole of East Africa in management courses.
KIM School of Management currently offers diploma in management courses classified under eight main areas of specialization.
KIM’s courses offered at diploma level include
Diploma in Project Management
Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management
Diploma in Office Management
Diploma in Public Relations Management
Diploma in Human Resource Management
Diploma in Archives and Records Management
Diploma in Business Management
Diploma in Marketing Management
2020 KIM DIPLOMA COURSES ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
KIM’s diploma courses target three types of students: working students who would like to enhance their management skills and be promoted, bachelor graduates who would like to gain management skills for a competitive edge in the job market and form four school leavers who would like to begin their career on the right note.
To specialize in the above-listed diploma courses at KIM, you must meet the following basic requirements
- KATC final
- P1 Certificate
- KIM Certificate in Management
- CPA 1 OR CPS 1
- KNEC Certificate in a Business-oriented field
- KCSE mean grade of a C- Minus with a C- minus in English, Mathematics and Business Studies or its equivalent from an accredited institution
KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, KIM DIPLOMA COURSES DURATION
Diploma courses at the Kenya Institute of Management, KIM take six months-one semester to complete.
KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (KIM) FEES STRUCTURE FOR DIPLOMA COURSES
There are three sections: Section 1, section 2 and section 3. Each section takes six months.
The total fees for each section is as stipulated below:
Section 1- Kshs 29, 500- Duration 6 months
Section 2- Kshs 35, 000 – Duration 6 months
Section 3- Kshs 39, 000- Duration 6 months
HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, KIM DIPLOMA COURSES
To register for diploma courses at KIM you just need to fill an application form available at KIM’s official website then attach the required documents such as copies of academic and professional certificates, a copy of your national ID and 2 passport size coloured photos.
THE KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, KIM CERTIFICATE IN MANAGEMENT COURSES
Certificate courses offered at the Kenya Institute of Management, KIM is aimed at equipping learners with the necessary skills to enable them to undertake leadership positions.
The minimum entry requirements for certificate courses offered at KIM include a KCSE mean grade of a D+ plus, A level certificate or division III at O Level, A certificate in any field that is not business-related or a KATC intermediate
KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (KIM) LIST OF CERTIFICATE COURSES
Certificate In Computer Application – Kshs 5, 00o Duration: 5 months
Certificate in Business Management- Kshs 19, 000 Duration 6 months
Certificate of Office Management and archives- Kshs 19, 000 Duration 6 months
Certificate in Record Management- Kshs 19, 000 Duration 6 months
OTHER PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE COURSES INTRODUCED BY THE KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, KIM IN 2012 INCLUDE
Certificate in Supervisory Skills Development
Certificate in Strategic Management and leadership
Certificate in Quality Management
Certificate in Entrepreneurship
Certificate in Monitoring and evaluation
Certificate in Automation of Records and Information
Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment
KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (KIM) KASNEB COURSES
KIM in partnership with KASNEB provides Accounting Technicians Certificate (ATC) AND Certified Public Accountants (CPA) courses.
KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (KIM) ATC QUALIFICATIONS
To undertake an ATC technical exam at KIM, you must possess a KCSE Mean Grade of a D+ plus or an equivalent KASNEB Technician Qualification.
KENYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (KIM) CPA QUALIFICATIONS
To register for CPA exams at KIM, you must have a KCSE Mean Grade of a C+ Plus with a C+ Plus in English and Mathematics or a KACE with at least TWO PRINCIPAL PASSES WITH A CREDIT IN ENGLISH AND MATHS AT KACE level qualifications.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR A KASNEB EXAM: IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
To successfully register for 2020 KASNEB exams normally conducted in June, you have to register by November 30 every year but if you want to undertake KASNEB exams in December, you have to register before May 31 every year.
All KASNEB exams registration fees must be paid at KASNEB upon which KASNEB exam time tables are provided.
- UTALII COLLEGE
Since its inception in 1975, Kenya’s Utalii College has consistently offered quality education in Travel and Hotel Management that is why it is ranked among the best or top colleges in Kenya.
Utalii College has grown into an international college offering specialized higher education to both Kenyan and foreign students.
WHY CHOOSE UTALII COLLEGE?
Utalii College is the best destination for you especially if you are looking for specialized training in travel and hotel management.
Besides, Utalii College is a well-established college with qualified academic staff for over 50 years now.
Thirdly, Utalii College is a legally founded institution under the Hotels and Restaurants Act currently known as the Tourism Act.
Another reason as to why you should join Utalii College is its efforts to tailor-make education to fit the current job market demands which have earned it a place at the African EUHOFA Association.
KENYA UTALII COLLEGE FEES STRUCTURE
To pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management or a Bachelor of Arts in Travel and Tourism Management, you need to pay Kshs 12, 000 per course unit.
Other charges that apply include:
Registration fees- Kshs 1, 000
Library fees- Kshs 1, 000
Annual fee for computer or laboratory works- 5, 000
Medical emergency fee- Kshs 5, 000
Student Identity card fee- kshs 500
Activity fee- Kshs 2, 000
Union fee- Kshs 1, 000
Exam fees- Kshs 500 per course unit
Transportation charges- Kshs 6, 900
Kenya Utalii College short courses
Kenya Utalii College’s short courses last for three months only. They include Laundry and Dry Cleaning Technologies and House-keeping and Laundry techniques.
These short courses at Utalii College cost between Kshs 30, 000 to Kshs 40, 000.
KENYA UTALII COLLEGE DIPLOMA COURSES
Kenya Utalii College offers specialized training in the following Diploma Courses that last up to three years:
- Diploma in international Standard Training in Hotel Management- full time (2 years), entry requirements- KCSE mean Grade of a C plain with a C+ plus in English and a C- minus in Mathematics or Business Studies.
- Diploma in Specialized training in overall Management of Travel and Tour Enterprises- full time (2 years). Entry requirements for this course include a KCSE mean grade of a C plain and a C+ plus in English and a C- Minus in Mathematics or Geography or a KUC one and a half or two-year certificate in a tourism-related field.
- Diploma in Food and Beverage Management- 1 year, Tuition fees Kshs 30, 700 per semester Minimum entry requirements for this course include a C- in KCSE with a C- Minus in English or equivalent short courses
HOW TO APPLY FOR KENYA UTALII COLLEGE, KUC COURSES
To apply for Utalii College’s available courses, you need to apply with nitty-gritty details such as your county and region of birth and copies of relevant academic and professional certificates.
You should also attach a copy of your national identity card or birth certificate.
Another requirement is the payment of a non-refundable application fee of Kshs 1, 000 in any Co-operative Bank Branch.
Below are the bank details of Kenya Utalii College
Bank: Cooperative Bank of Kenya, CBK
Account Name: Kenya Utalii College Fees Account
Account Number: 01129070937100