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EAC inspects the Schools of Medicine and Dental Sciences

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The School of Medicine and the School of Dental Sciences underwent the second joint inspection by the East African Community.

The team inspected the facilities, programmes offered and held sessions with students and staff.

Speaking during the exercise, the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi urged the inspection team to make any suggestions that could help the University improve the teaching of healthcare in Kenya.  “As an ISO certified institution, we work at improving our services every day,” he said.

Prof. Isaac Kibwage, the Principal, College of Health Sciences, explained the various disciplines under the College, these being; Medicine, Dental, Pharmacy, Nursing, among others. Besides the academic programme, Prof. Kibwage noted that the College supports needy students, offers counselling services and has set up work study programmes for students. The University has also put in place mentorship programs for students. Extra curriculum activities that students engage in include sports activities, inter-school sports competitions among others.

The inspection team urged the College to forge closer collaborations with institutions within the African continent to help improve the teaching of health care provision.

Students and staff who were present highlighted the challenges they face such as inadequate staff, lack of teaching facilities and accommodation among others.

The recommendations from the joint inspection of the various medical schools will be forwarded to the respective Health Ministries in the East African Countries for appropriate actions to be taken by the various governments.

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