Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC).
BY SAM LAFAN.
A parent has gone to court seeking a constitutional interpretation as to which body between Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) and the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) is mandated to admit students for training.
There exist two sets of students selected body to join KMTC in the 2015/2016 academic year which has created confusion over the admission process by the antagonizing institutions.
The aggrieved parent Klyalo Kamina, through his lawyer Samwel Ogutu has submitted that at beginning to the college academic year some students filed petitions in Nakuru and Nairobi seeking declaration that there rights to education has been violated and sought to have imminent admission to KMTC.
The lawyer told the court that during the pendency of the two petitions KMTC and KUCPC agreed to withdraw the suits to allow students join college due to time line for the academic year was expiring.
Mr Ogutu said that KMTC claims exclusive right to admit students by virtue of section 6 of the Kenya Medical Training College Act and section 7 of the Universities Act 2012.
The lawyer said that KUCCPS on other hand also claims exclusive right to admit students to KMTC by virtue of section 55 and 56 of the Universities Act 2012 and section2 and 52 of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Act 2013.
” Whereas as both sets of students were admitted to KMTC in 2015/2016 academic year, there has not been determination as to which body between KMTC and KUCCPS is mandated to place students for admission to the training college” the lawyer argue.
Mr Ogutu says that at the hearing of the petition he will be asking to the court set the clear as to which institution is rightfully mandated to admit students to KMTC.
The conflicting laws are yet to be amended to harmonize the two Acts so had fear among the parents and students who Deidre to pursue medical training career.
The says that there real apprehension amongst parents whose children have finished form four and may wants to take course on medical training, they must be assured which institution has the mandate in law to admit them to KMTC the government known institution.
Its serious to note that some students selected by KUCCPS have not joined KMTC due to standoff between the two institutions, who include the petitioner’s son.
Mr Ogutu says that by the time KMTC and KUCCPS agreed to withdraw the suits filed against each other they offer permanent solution regarding the admission of students to the college.
He says that it was procedurally unfair to admit one set of students at once and another set in bits without explaining reasons.