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Institutions offering training in medicine have been challenged to sharpen their engagement with a view of producing competent personnel for the job market.
Speaking at King’s Medical College (KMC) in Naro Moru, the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) General Secretary Reverend Canon Peter Karanja observed that the training and culture of personnel in the medical field was wanting.
He added that Kenya's health sector was facing a lot of challenges, owing to the country’s minimal investment. “The state of our health sector after 50 years of independence is not appealing, because Kenya is yet to make a substantial investment in the sector. The biggest impact will be in training of personnel, because the culture is wanting in many ways,” he pointed out.
Canon Karanja spoke when he presided over K.M.C’s 13th graduation ceremony, during which over 50 graduands were conferred with Diplomas and Certificates in different medical disciplines. While commending them for their achievement, the NCCK General Secretary advised graduands to develop a culture of reading so as to remain on the cutting edge of their career.
At the same time Canon Karanja called on them to observe integrity at work and create a reputation for themselves. “Observe integrity when you get a job. Employers are frustrated because most of those coming to the job market have distorted values. Work hard and produce results that are desired. Don’t steal but be patient because success comes in the long run,” he said.
There were light moments when Canon Karanja urged those who were yet to settle down in marriage to urgently do so. “If you are single, marry someone and have children before its too late,” he said.
Present during the ceremony were K.M.C’s Executive Chairman and former Chief Government Pathologist Dr. Moses Njue among other dignitaries.