New dawn for diploma students in school of pharmacy
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) in January 2018 has approved the MKU Bachelor of Pharmacy Implementation Plan of the Mount Kenya University, School of Pharmacy for students progressing from Diploma in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Technology to the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (The MKU Bachelor of Pharmacy Diploma Entry Programme).
The PPB in approving the implementation plan indicated that it had no objection since the implementation plan was in tandem with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board’s Credit Waiver Policy Guidelines for Progression from Diploma in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Technology to the Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree level which was approved by the PPB in December 2013.
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Diploma Entry) Programme Entry Requirements
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Diploma Entry) Programme Structure
The course will be run over 4 days per week (Thursday to Sunday) exclusively in the Thika Campus.
Course Assessment will involve: Continuous Assessment Tests, Practicals, Bedside Exam, Oral Exam and End of year examination.
The fees for the programme is Ksh 128,200 per semester
FEE PAYMENT FUNDING AND PLANS
The University is working closely with the Higher Educations Loans Board to ensure the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Diploma Entry) Programme students secure funding through the HELB via the following products:
This is a HELB Loan Product that targets salaried students who are able to repay their loans while studying. The loan attracts a small interest of 1% per month and is repayable in 48 months.
This is a HELB Loan Product for students joining public or private universities within the East Africa Community. The loan attracts a very small interest of 4% per annum and students repay the loan at the completion of their studies.
MKU Pay as you Learn (PAYL) Fee Payment Plan
This is an innovative fee payment plan designed and developed by the MKU Finance Department for salaried students or students engaged in business activities who receive a monthly income. The fee payment plan allows the student to pay their fees on an agreed monthly instalment.
STUDY LEAVE FOR CIVIL SERVANTS
The School of Pharmacy is working closely with the Office of the Chief Pharmaceutical Technologist in the Ministry of Health to assist those Pharmaceutical Technologists working in the Ministry of Health who wish to obtain a study leave.