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MKU Foundation’s Equip Africa College a game changer

MKU Foundation’s newest kid on the block, Equip Africa College of Medical and Health Sciences, is on a mission to provide top-notch training and research.

With the human and physical resources at its disposal, the college is set to become a game-changer in healthcare training in Africa.
Equip Africa College of Medical and Health Sciences, Kitale Campus.Equip Africa College of Medical and Health Sciences, Kitale Campus.

This is in line with its vision of becoming a premier training and research college in health sciences in Africa. The college aims to help bridge the deficit of trained health professionals to serve Kenya and the rest of the African continent.

The Kitale-based TVET institution is driven by the desire to develop healthcare professionals with requisite knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for outstanding service delivery in health care.

Equip Africa College has tapped into the services of highly skilled practising professionals, academics, various regulatory bodies and TVET Curriculum Development Assessment and Certification Council (TVET CDAC) to craft unique competence-based curriculum for each of the courses on offer. This will guarantee that students are equipped with ‘real life’ skills to practise effectively in their specialty areas.

Various professional regulators have hailed the curriculum and expressed confidence in the high level of skills to be imparted to Equip Africa College of Medical and Health Sciences students.

The college, founded last May, is accredited by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA), and its various courses have the approvals of the relevant regulatory bodies.

MKU Foundation has committed heavy investment in the college, equipping it with world-class laboratories, a well-stocked library and an ultra-modern computer centre with fast internet for easy access to e-learning resources.

In her endeavour to train competent healthcare professionals who will deliver quality and compassionate services that meet the diverse health needs of society, the college has tapped top talent.
Training is conducted by faculty members who boast many years’ experience in teaching and professional practice.

The college has also enlisted the services of experienced technical staff to enable students maximise their potential in their respective specialties.

Students will get an opportunity to take practicums and attachment in various hospitals that have partnered with Equip Africa College.

The hospitals include Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kitale County Referral Hospital, Kakamega County Hospital, Bungoma County Hospital,Webuye County Hospital, Chulaimbo sub-county Hospital, Uasin Gishu
Hospital, Thika Level 5 Hospital and Kory Family Hospital.

Equip Africa College admitted its inaugural classes in January 2018. Students commenced their diploma and certificate courses. Other programmes are in the process of approval by various regulatory bodies.