The High Court in Nakuru extended orders directing Kenya Medical Training Collage(KMTC) and the Kenya Universities and Collages Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) to allow students who secured admission to continue with their studies.
The two institutions have been tussling over who should admit new students and the standoff has seen KMTC rejecting admission of some students selected by its rival KUCCPS.
Justice Anthony Ndung’u in his ruling extended the orders after state counsel Kiprotich Kirui successfully applied for more time to allow parliament to provide directions through the passing of the Universities Act.
The bill outlines who is mandated to admit students to public colleges such a s KMTC.
In an application before court, the AG urged the court to allow his office more time to be able to settle the dispute through a written law after negotiations from both parties to loosen their grounds hit a snug.
“The AG is seeking more time to be able to settle the matter through parliament, he has tabled a bill and it is yet to be passed by into law,” said Kiprotich.
In the suit before court affected students told the court they had made applications online through KUCCPS and they were shortlisted and their names and index numbers published in local dailies but KMTC refused to admit them.
According to lawyer Steve Biko for KUCCPS, his clients rights to education have been violated adding that not a single student has been admitted to the facility despite a court order.
He accused KMTC of court contempt adding that they have clearly chosen not to obey court orders by admitting students selected by the Kenya Universities and colleges placement service(KUCCPS).