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Uzima Medical College Ordered to Close, Students Told to Join Other Universities

The management of Uzima college in kisumu has been given six months to discontinue medical courses at the institution and distribute their students to other universities.

This directive comes after an inspection of  institutions offering medical courses in Kenya found the institution to be only 49 percent compliant with the requirements.

The exercise was conducted by the National Medical and Dental Practitioners Council between March 4 and 6 this year.

Uzima has been found to only use part-time lecturers and having unqualified heads of department. The team also found out that the university was conducting lecturers in an unfinished building and it had admitted number of students exceeding the limit allocated to them.

[Photo: Uzima College medical students protesting outside the university, Kisumu]

Universities that have been approved to continue offering medical courses include Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), Mount Kenya University (MKU), Maseno University (MUST) and Kisii University (KSU).

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