KMTC Vihiga Campus; Full Details, Fee Structure, Intakes, Admissions, Reporting Dates, Contacts, Admission Letter (s), Courses, Graduation List, Date and Alumni
KMTC Vihiga Campus Brief History
The Kenya Medical Training College-Vihiga Campus is less than a decade old since it opened its doors to the public in 2013.
The first batch of students was enrolled for a Diploma Course in Community Health Nursing.
Its current student enrolment is over 336 students. The campus has an ideal location, next to Mbale Rural Health Hospital in Vihiga County within the Western region of Kenya.
This article seeks to offer full details on KMTC Vihiga Campus. Get to know KMTC Vihiga Campus’ details including the college’s intakes, admissions, requirements, courses, application procedure, duration, fees, account number, Pay Bill, exam dates, results, graduation list, graduation ceremony (date), student portal login, location, contacts, website, and alumni.
|COURSE NAME/ TITLE||MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS||ADMISSION TIME/ NEXT INTAKE||DURATION||EXAM BODY|
|Diploma in Community health nursing||C plain in KCSE||March & Sep||3 years||KNEC|
To view the fee structure for both government-sponsored and self-sponsored students at the campus, click HERE
The fee paid at the college differs depending on the student’s preferred course. The exact fees paid for a specific course is usually indicated on the student’s admission letter.
The fee has to be deposited on the specific bank account number(s) provided in the admission letter. When depositing the fee, you must indicate the correct student’s admission number to avoid confusion and loss of cash.
Some of the notable fee charges include a non-refundable application fee of Kshs 2022.
Personal cheques shall not be accepted.
Payment in cash will not be accepted.
The fee structure for the whole year is usually attached to the student’s admission letter.
This fee is exclusive of the student’s personal effects
For specific details on all the 71 KMTC Campuses, kindly visit the Colleges and Universities Portal by clicking HERE.
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How to apply (KMTC application procedure and KMTC application form)
Applications for the various courses offered at the college can be done either online (www.kmtc.ac.ke) or by visiting the KMTC campus and filling an application form.
KMTC Advertisements & Selection-Important dates and deadlines
KMTC usually offers a well laid-out calendar of college training activities. Below is a calendar of KMTC training activities
- Advertisement and selection of students for KMTC in-service courses (important dates and deadlines
Advertisement for KMTC in-service courses- between November 15 and January 15
Selection of students for KMTC in-service courses takes place between the end of February and March 15
- Advertisement and selection of students for pre-service courses-regular category (important dates and deadlines)
Advertisement for pre-service courses for regular students- between March 1 and April 15
The selection of regular students at KMTC occurs during the first week of June.
- Advertisement and selection of students for pre-service courses-self-sponsored students and parallel (important dates and deadlines)
Advertisement for pre-service courses for self-sponsored and parallel students- first week of July
The selection of self-sponsored and parallel students for pre-service courses occurs during the third week of July.
Intakes, admissions: time and requirements
Unlike universities and TVET institutions that depend on the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service, KUCCPS for placement of students who have completed their KCSE certificate course, the college invites interested applicants to apply online (www.kmtc.ac.ke) for available intakes which take place in March and September every year.
Admissions to the college are done on a highly competitive basis and they are pegged on the student’s results in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE.
Some of the mandatory admission requirements that cut across all the campuses include
- A non-refundable application fee of Kshs 2, 022 payable through MPESA Pay bill number 964150
- A duly filled APPLICATION FORM which is available online or at the nearest KMTC campus.
- Academic and professional certificates depending on the course that one wished to pursue
PLEASE NOTE THAT NON-KENYAN AND KENYAN STUDENTS WHO HAVE SAT FOR FOREIGN EXAMS LOCALLY ARE FREE TO APPLY FOR THEIR DREAM COURSES AVAILABLE AT KMTC CAMPUSES. SUCH STUDENTS ARE ADVISED TO PHYSICALLY PRESENT THEIR CERTIFICATES FOR EQUATION AND RECOGNITION BY THE KENYA NATIONAL QUALIFICATION AUTHORITY, KNQA WHOSE OFFICES ARE LOCATED AT UCHUMI HOUSE (6TH FLOOR) ALONG THE AGA KHAN WALK-IN NAIROBI
Kindly note that admission letters can be provided by the institution only after verification of the students’ academic certificates including copies of KCSE certificate, KCPE certificate, valid national ID, Primary School leaving Certificate and Secondary School leaving certificate
Other admission requirements are listed on the KMTC website www.kmtc.ac.ke
KMTC Reporting dates
Once the selection process is over, successful applicants receive KMTC Admission letters inviting them to undertake various programmes available at the 71 KMTC campuses across Kenya.
Students who would like to upgrade their skills by undertaking KMTC in-service training report on a date that is different from regular, self-sponsored, and parallel students who enroll for KMTC pre-service training.
The reporting date for in-service (upgrading and post-basic) KMTC students is during the first week of September every year.
The reporting date for pre-service (regular, self-sponsored, and parallel) KMTC students is during the second week of September every year.
KMTC Academic year and semesters/Terms
KMTC academic year begins in early September each year. Every academic year has got two semesters with a short break in December that lasts two weeks and a long break in August for one month.
The first semester begins on 1st September and ends in early February while the second semester begins on March 1 and ends in July (end of July).
KMTC Term Dates
KMTC has got three terms in one academic year with two breaks- a short break in December for two weeks and a long one in August for four weeks.
Term one begins in Early September (first week) and ends in December during the third week.
The second term begins in January (second week0 and ends in April during the second week.
The third term starts in April (third week) and ends in July (end of July).
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The MPESA Pay bill Number for the Kenya Medical Training College, KMTC is 944150.
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KMTC Exam body
For students to graduate from the KMTC College, they have to sit for a standardized exam usually administered by the Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC.
Failure to meet the pass mark for the specific course unit attracts a retake. This means that you cannot graduate.
If you meet the pass mark however, you will be required to pay the graduation fees as stipulated by the college.
KMTC Final Qualifying Exam dates for September classes
KMTC final exams for September classes start during the second week of June and end in July (late July)
March class of Nursing Final Qualifying Examinations can be conducted and marked at the same time as September classes.
KMTC Examination Results Declaration (September intakes)
KMTC examination results are usually released in August every year.
KMTC Supplementary Examinations
Students referred for three months can take supplementary examinations between November (last week) and December (first week).
The results are usually declared during the second week of December.
Students referred for six months, on the other hand, can take their supplementary exams between February (last week) and March (first week). The results for the supplementary exams are declared in the second week of March.
KMTC Final Qualifying Exam dates for March classes
KMTC’s final qualifying exams for March classes start in early March and end during the last week (end of March).
This includes post-basic courses which take 18 months.
KMTC Examination Results Declaration (March intakes)
The results are usually declared during the first week of April.
KMTC supplementary exams for students referred for three months are done together with the final qualifying examinations of the September class.
KMTC Graduation ceremony (date)
The Kenya Medical Training College conducts its annual graduation ceremony every first Thursday of December.
The number of KMTC graduands has been steadily increasing over the years. In 2016, a total of 8, 042 students graduated, 8, 967 in 2017, 10, 869 in 2018 and 12, 621 in 2019.
KMTC graduands are drawn from seven faculties: Nursing, Clinical Sciences, Information Technology, and Medical Education, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Diagnostic Sciences, Rehabilitative Sciences, and Public Health Sciences.
KMTC Graduation list (2020)
KMTC 88th Graduation List 2020 PDF Download
KMTC has released a list of successful students who will be graduating in December (first Thursday). To view the 2020 KMTC graduation list, click HERE.
Upon admission, students are expected to log into the campus’ student portal and create an account to keep abreast with regular updates such as academic calendars, exam dates, online learning resources among others.
Clinical experience site (s)
To ensure that students garner enough clinical experience, the campus has got various clinical experience sites within its locale. The main one is the Vihiga County Referral Hospital. Other clinical sites include
- Jumuia Kaimosi Hospital
- Kakamega County Referral hospital
- Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital Psychiatric units
- Sabatia Sub County Hospital
- Kilingili Health Center
- Mbale Health Center
- Makunga Health Center
- Bushiri Health Center
- Bukura Health Center
The KMTC campus is located along the Kakamega-Kisumu Highway next to Mbale Rural Health Training Centre in Vihiga County.
For any queries about the KMTC campus, kindly contact the institution through the following communication channels
Physical location: along the Kakamega-Kisumu Highway in Vihiga County
Postal Address: 11111 Maragoli 50300
Phone number: 0720 835 802
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The institution has got a wide alumni network. To get in touch with some of the KMTC alumni, click on the following link to access the KMTC Vihiga campus alumni Facebook page.
Student population (enrollment)
The campus has got more than 336 students currently undertaking training. This number is expected to increase as the college admits more students in the next intake.
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Training Facilities available at the campus
The campus has got the following facilities to ensure better training for all students
A well-stocked library
An equipped computer lab with free Wi-fi connectivity
A well-equipped skilled laboratory for practical skills
Free Wi-fi and internet
A college bus for field trips
Enough tuition blocks
In case you are worried about a safe place to stay while undertaking your training at the campus, you need to shelve your fears since the college has got enough hostel blocks situated within the campus.