The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) has kicked out dozens of students who have been found to have been admitted at the institution using fake papers.
The students were nabbed after the medical college raised suspicion over poor performance during training. 15 students from KMTC Garissa campus and five students from Port Reitz campus were first nabbed with fake Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education papers.
This prompted further investigations that were conducted by KMTC and the Kenya National Examinations Council to verify education certificates that students had submitted during admission.
The largest number of the affected students was admitted in September 2022 and was set to complete the first full academic year in the coming months.
“Following official verification of your academic certificates and credentials with the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), it has been established that you presented fraudulent qualifications to the college to secure an edition,” a letter from the KMTC chief executive officer Dr. Kelly Oluoch that was addressed to one of the affected students said.
“Additionally, and based on the verified results you do not meet the minimum requirements for an adminion at the college to pure Diploma in Community Health Nursing course.”
Coincidentally, KMTC is currently admitting the new class of March 2023. The college has allocated 13,000 slots and is expected to fill these positions over the next few weeks.