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Reasons why you should join MKU School of Pharmacy

Mount Kenya University is a chartered premier institution committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education to promote human resource development. MKU is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities, Inter- University Council of East Africa and Kenya Association of Private Universities among others. The University programmes are affordable and accessible through flexible modes of study in a well-structured network of campuses in East Africa and a global footprint through Open, Distance and electronic learning supported by SAKAI web-based platform. The university admits both Government-sponsored and self-sponsored students.

The School of Pharmacy at MKU is accredited by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB), the Pharmacy regulatory authority in Kenya in accordance with the Pharmacy and Poisons Act (CAP 244). The Bachelor of Pharmacy programme is also approved by the Commission for University Education (CUE). The MKU School of Pharmacy is the oldest private Pharmacy training institution in Kenya, having been an accredited trainer of Pharmaceutical personnel for the last 16 years.

Program objective
The prime objective of the Bachelor of Pharmacy(BPharm) program is to deliver graduates endowed with knowledge and skills requisite for the provision of patient-centered Pharmaceutical Care. We believe that the patient is the center of all our efforts in provision of pharmaceutical care, and also in the need to collaborate with other healthcare professionals in providing care to our patients.

The pioneer BPharm students were admitted in January 2009 and graduated in December 2013; since then the University has graduated over 300 pharmacists. The BPharm graduates have found employment in public and private hospitals, Disciplined Forces, community pharmacy, industrial pharmacy and academia.

Cultural diversity
MKU Bachelor of Pharmacy program attracts students from all over the continent and currently more than 20% of the School of Pharmacy student population is composed of international students, from Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Nigeria. The international outlook in the MKU School of Pharmacy extends to the faculty. The highly experienced Kenyan faculty has been enriched by academicians from Belgium, India, and Rwanda, who constitute more than a third of the full time staff servicing the program.

Incorporating the needs of stakeholders in curriculum review
Based on experience gained in Pharmacy training and a needs assessment of the Pharmaceutical Industry, the School has reviewed the BPharm curriculum to incorporate emphasis in Industrial Pharmacy by incorporating areas such as Cosmetology and Pharmaceutical Engineering.

It is our endeavor to work with all stakeholders in the pharmaceutical sector such as the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya, the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, and the pharmaceutical industry in providing the required personnel in the sector

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