KMTC’s Higher Diplomas Now at Par with University Degree


KMTC’s higher diplomas are now equivalent to University degree, following a successful assessment and subsequent endorsement. Higher National Diploma Qualifications from the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) will now be classified as KNQA level 7, making them comparable to a bachelor’s degree, a CPA III, a CPS, or a Master Craft Person I.

This comes after the college received a certificate of registration and accreditation from the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) (QAI).

Presenting the Certificate, KNQA Ag. Council Chair CPA Rosemary Njogu lauded the College for the integral role it continues to play in Kenya’s health sector.

“We acknowledge and appreciate the impact that KMTC has had in safeguarding the health of millions of Kenyans and beyond our border,” she said.

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“Keeping in mind that the College’s courses are designed to build critical medical skills while incorporating the effective use of modern technology, the accreditation as a QAI will bear significance in Kenya’s medical field and the African Health Sector by extension,” she added.

KMTC Board Chairperson Amb. Zachary Muburi-Muita said, “The decision to register qualifications and learners with KNQA builds confidence in our programmes and has, therefore, opened new opportunities to attract as well as enroll more foreign students while positioning KMTC as the premiere Middle-Level Medical Training College in Kenya and beyond.”

According to Dr. Nyawira Mwangi, the Deputy Director of Academics at KMTC, the college currently offers 93 courses that were created to meet market demands as well as local and global requirements for health training and upgrading KMTC higher diplomas is a major boost for the institution.

57,268 graduates who completed their training between 2016 and 2021 have been registered by the College with KNQA. For registration are the additional 16,000 students who will graduate on December 1st 2022.

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