Mount Kenya University to Offer Pharmacy Courses

James Wakahiu
22 February 2011
Mount Kenya University has been accredited to offer pharmacy programmes. The institution, which was recently awarded its charter by President Kibaki will be the first private university to offer bachelor of pharmacy Programmes. According to a letter of approval signed by the Registrar of Pharmacy and Poisons Board Dr Kipkerich Koskei, students undertaking diploma in Pharmaceutical technology will continue to use the Pharmacy and Poisons Board-approved curriculum but will be required to sit for the university senate-approved exams.The letter says that the annual number of students for the course will not be more than sixty. Each student will be required to pay an annual course fee of Sh30,000 for diploma in pharmacy.

Koskei thanked the university for continued collaboration with the board. He said his board is willing to help Mt Kenya University in all its pharmacy programmes.

The university is the second to get the board’s approval to examine students studying pharmacy in the country. The Kenya Medical Training College offers the course at the diploma level. President Kibaki awarded MKU it’s charter on January 26.

The institution became the 12th campus to get the highest academic status.

Vice Chancellor Prof Stanley Waudo, PhD

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