MKU Kigali reopened after a month’s closure
The Rwandan Government has ordered the immediate reopening of Mount Kenya University’s campus in Kigali.
The Minister of State in charge of TVET in Rwanda Albert Nsengiyuma said MKU will resume offering bachelor’s degrees in nursing, pharmacy, medical laboratories sciences, public health and a master’s degree in public health.
The reopening of the School of Health comes barely a month after the university was ordered to suspend the courses and first address some shortcoming spelt out by the Rwandan authorities.
“The joint verification visit conducted by the Higher Education Council, Rwanda Allied Health Professions Council, National Council of Nurses and Midwives and National Pharmacy Council indicated that MKU Kigali Campus has satisfactorily implemented the recommendations of the health-related program audit,” the minister’s letter ordering the re-opening states.
MKU Vice Chancellor Stanley Waudo said the greenlight was a vote of confidence by the Rwandan government on the quality of health programs offered by the university.
He lauded the government for providing an enabling environment for foreign investors to operate in.
“For us this is a milestone. We are continuing to expand here in Rwanda. We are putting up a Sh 550 million tower in Kigali by June next year in order to address the rising number of students,” Prof Waudo said.
MKU is among the three institutions of higher learning, including Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Kenya Institute of Management, which have spread tentacles in Rwanda.