The Chairman of Kenya Medical Training Colleges Board of Directors Prof Philip Kaloki has commended Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong for being committed to establishing Busia KMTC.
Speaking at Busia KMTC on Wednesday, Prof. Kaloki said that governor Ojaamong had invested more than Sh100 million into the facility whose construction works began in 2015.
“I have walked around this facility and seen the types of classrooms, offices, laboratories and all the facilities where you have spent money,” he said adding that Ojaamong is one of the best performing governors.
He added that the performance of the college was one of the best with the two schools of clinical medicine and nursing being ranked at 98 per cent. The official promised that the KMTC Board of Directors will support the institution by developing its sports sector.
“We want to ensure that you have sporting activities around here,” he said adding that a certain percentage of school fees paid by students are used to develop sports.
Prof. Kaloki further disclosed that the KMTC Board of Directors will set aside a budget to construct more classrooms at the college and additional offices with a view to growing the campus.
“We have agreed as a Board of Directors to have a list of 1,000 students in Busia MTC,” he said adding that the move calls for additional programmes
He urged the college Principal Dominic Ndombi to consult with the county government and come up with more relevant programmes that will be of great importance to Busia and the neighboring country of Uganda.
The official pointed out that there are a total of 67 KMTC Campuses across the country with 400 training sites and a total of 40,000 students.Prof. Kaloki further promised to send additional lecturers to support the two programmes being offered at the institution within the next one month.
He stated that the government through the KMTC Board of Directors is also supporting other medical training colleges especially the border counties with a view to promoting universal healthcare provision.
Busia Governor Ojaamong promised to work closely with the national government in order to help the institution to grow.
“I am going to talk to the local area Members of Parliament to support the college so that we have a big facility that can accommodate a large number of students,” he said adding that he is also pursuing the same agenda with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Ojaamong promised to avail more than 20 acres of land for expansion of the facility when need arises.
“I appeal to the current students to seek employment in Busia once they are done with their studies,” he said adding that he will sign an MOU with the college principal so that students from the institution engage in internship within the county.
By Salome Alwanda