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Qualification Authority Equals KMTC’s Higher Diploma to Bachelor’s Degree

Qualification Authority Equals KMTC’s Higher Diploma to Bachelor’s Degree

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The upper diploma from the Kenya Medical Coaching School (KMTC) is now equal to a bachelor’s diploma, the Kenya Nationwide {Qualifications} Authority has dominated.

As such, KMTC’s increased nationwide diploma was upgraded to KNQA stage 7, making it equal to a level, Licensed Public Accountant (CPA) III, Licensed Public Secretary (CPS) or Grasp Craft Particular person I.

Talking on Friday, October 27, KNQA boss Dr Juma Mukhwana mentioned the choice was reached after assessing the competency of scholars who graduate from KMTC with the diploma certification.

“Previously, we solely appeared on the variety of credit a pupil has earned all through the research, however now we think about competency,” Mukhwana mentioned.

Now, grandaunts with increased nationwide diploma from KMTC will be employed as lecturers to show in tertiary schools.

On the identical time, universities are free to confess the holders instantly to review for some grasp’s levels, though solely foe programmes that take two years meet the extent of diploma.

As earlier reported on WoK, the Court docket of Attraction has dominated that one should attain a Kenya Certificates of Secondary Training (KCSE) imply grade of C+ with a purpose to research legislation in Kenya.

Within the ruling which was made on Friday, October 21, the courtroom additionally clarified that one should attain grade B in both English or Kiswahili to pursue the course.

The courtroom made the ruling in a case the place a bit of legislation graduates sued the Kenya College of Legislation over refusal to confess them for a qualifying postgraduate diploma.

The scholars had been denied admission to the Advocate Coaching Program with the establishment citing low grades.

Whereas inviting functions for this system in 2019, the varsity had set KCSE minimal {qualifications} for legislation graduate or undergraduate college students admitted in universities after December 8, 2014.

Within the Excessive Court docket, Choose Joseph Mativo agreed with the scholars that the requirement on KCSE scores had been in opposition to the legislation, including that the one requirement was having a legislation diploma from a acknowledged college.

In his ruling, Mativo dismissed letters by the varsity’s govt director and ordered their admission.

Nonetheless, the Court docket of Attraction in Might 2021 overturned the choice by the Excessive Court docket arguing that accepting candidates with low KCSE grades would have an effect on the standard of advocates from the varsity.

Final Friday, the courtroom dominated that that the necessities by the Kenya College of Legislation weren’t discriminatory however lawful.

“The rejection of the respondents who didn’t meet the [KSCE] necessities was not a violation of their constitutional rights or infringement of any of their rights to schooling offered below Article 43 (1)(f)

“The choice by the appellant [KSL] declining each particular person respondent for admission into the ATP for the 2020-21 educational 12 months was made throughout the legislation and is upheld,” the courtroom dominated.



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