The Pharmacy and Poisons Board has commended Mount Kenya University (MKU) for embracing modern training methods in its Pharmacy courses.
During a routine inspection of the institution’s facilities at Thika Main Campus recently, the officials said MKU had set an example which should be emulated by other institutions.
The thumbs up comes hot on the heels of an endorsement of the MKU School of Medicine by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
The Pharmacy and Poisons Board officials included Dr Apollo Maima, Dr Edward Odhiambo and Dr Jeniffer Orwa. They toured the newly-opened General Kago Funeral Home (built at a cost of KSh300 million under a unique public-private partnership), the microbiology laboratory and the ultra-modern, well stocked library.
Dr Edith Wakori, Dean, School of Pharmacy said the University is seriously addressing the dire shortage of medical professionals in the country.
MKU was the first private university in Kenya to be accredited to offer degree courses in Pharmacy. Since then, the institution has increased its academic programmes in Health Sciences to include Nursing and Medical Laboratory Sciences amongst others.