The training will improve the English skills of nurses who make up 30% of KMTC’s 12,000-strong population, making them more internationally competitive.
This marks a great milestone between Kenyan government and the UK. The launch of this center is critical in making our nurses competitive internationally.
Other countries, such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, have already made requests for Kenyan health workers, according to the CS, but Kenya will only send those who have not yet been absorbed into the local labor market.
Kenyan nurses will have access to opportunities in the UK health sector, according to Deputy British High Commissioner Josephine Gould, and the training will also help the country achieve the Universal Health Care Goals.
The Ministry also revealed joint plans between Kenya and the UK to set up a hub at KMTC to be used by Kenyan nurses when preparing for admission exams.