Varsity granted green light to offer General Surgery

By Amos Njau

Mount Kenya University has been accredited permission to offer a Master of Medicine in General Surgery by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.

In a letter to the university’s Vice-Chancellor. Prof. Stanley Waudo confirmed the course approval by the oversight body.

“The board has granted your institution provisional approval to start the Mater of medicine programme in general surgery,” The Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board CEO Daniel Yumbya said.

The accreditation comes a day after the Commission for University Education (CUE) warned Universities of offering unaccredited courses to innocent Kenyans.

The Commission for University Education (rejected 133 courses with a cumulative enrolment capacity of 10,000 slots across the Country.
The commission approved all 61 MKU programs noting the institution has the capacity to train as per the education curriculum.

Speaking MKU founder Dr. Simon Gicharu has said that the institution will continue equipping Kenyans with a quality education.

“MKU will continue offering competitive courses in the job market while also we will highly invest by partnering with international universities to enhance exchange program,” he said.

CUE is mandated to approve all the academic programmes taught in local universities.

The shock findings emerged after the CUE audited universities last year in readiness for the 2019 placement exposed how universities, in their haste to mint cash from huge enrolment, misrepresented their capacity, both in resources and teaching staff.

A recent universities audit report, however, accused the institutions of diluting the quality of higher education by introducing many courses, which are narrow in scope and not market driven.

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