In Summary
  • The Bill has been gazetted and it is expected to end the two year stalemate between KMTC and KUCCPS .
  • Justice Anthony Ndung’u in his ruling directed the two parties to meet and decide on the way forward.

  • The judge further allowed the admission of students selected by both KUCCPS and KMTC.

The controversy surrounding admission of students to Kenya Medical Training College is far from over following amendments to the Universities Bill.

The fate of over 2,000 students seeking to join the college hangs in the balance after the High Court sitting in Nakuru gave KMTC and the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) two weeks to agree on admissions.

FRAMEWORK

This was after the lawyer representing KUCCPS Steve Biko presented an excerpt of the amended Universities Bill approved by the National Assembly before the court on Thursday.

The Bill seeks to put in place a legal framework guiding the mandate of the two public institutions.

The Bill has been gazetted and it is expected to end the two year stalemate between KMTC and KUCCPS who have been embroiled in a legal tussle over the legal authority to conduct placement of the medical students in training institutions.

Justice Anthony Ndung’u in his ruling directed the two parties to meet and decide on the way forward.

The judge further allowed the admission of students selected by both KUCCPS and KMTC.

LOSSES

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