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MASENO UNIVERSITY RANKED 2ND POSITION AT THE 3RD JOINT INSPECTION OF NEW AND EXISTING MEDICAL AND DENTAL SCHOOLS BY THE EAC PARTNER STATES NATIONAL MEDICAL AND DENTAL PRACTITIONERS BOARDS AND COUNCILS IN THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA

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The 3rd Joint inspection of Medical and Dental Schools and Teaching Hospitals in the Republic of KENYA was carried out by a joint team of technical health experts from the EAC Partner States National Medical and Dental Practitioners Regulatory Councils from 2nd to 6th March, 2020. This was in line with a directive of the 19th Ordinary Meeting of the EAC Sectoral Council of Ministers of Health held in Nairobi, Republic of Kenya from 28th October to 1st November, 2019 under decision No EAC/SCHealth/19/Decision/004. The inspection aimed at establishing the conformity of the Universities to the standards and guidelines governing medical and dental schools in the East African Community with a view of improving the services and promotion of the harmonisation of education and training in the region. The inspection focused on the major areas of Governance and Management, Academic Programs, Human Resource, Student Affairs, Infrastructure, Monitoring and Evaluation of programs, Research and Innovation. The joint team interacted with University Management, Teaching Hospital Management, Academic Staff and students. 

 

 

 

Participants
The 3rd Joint inspection of Medical and Dental Schools and Teaching Hospitals in the Republic of Kenya was carried out by a technical team composed of: Chairpersons, CEOs/Registrars and Chairpersons of Education Committees of the EAC Partner States Medical and Dental Councils. Also present were representatives of the Commission for University Education (CUE) Kenya, Kenya Health Professions Oversight Authority (KHPOA) and staff of East African Community Secretariat.

Constitution of the bureau
The meeting and inspection exercise was Chaired by Dr. Nyemazi Alex, Member, Education Committee, Rwanda Medical and Dental Council, Republic of Rwanda, whereas Mr. Daniel Yumbya, MBS, CEO of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council, Republic of Kenya, was the Rapporteur assisted by the staff of the East African Community Secretariat.

Objectives of the Inspection
The objectives of the inspection were to ascertain whether the Medical and Dental Schools are operating in compliance with the set standards and guidelines as approved by the East African Community Partner States. In addition, the inspection aimed at ascertaining whether the institutions inspected in the 2nd Joint Inspection, had fully complied with the recommendations contained therein.


Overview of the Inspection

Findings Standard tools for self-assessment were sent to the Universities and Teaching Hospitals prior to the visit. The tools were filled and submitted to the inspection teams before physical verification of the information therein. The teams held meetings with the officials of the University Management, Teaching Hospitals Management, Academic Staff and students and further carried out inspection of the teaching facilities.

The findings and recommendations of the 3rd Joint inspection of Medical and Dental Schools and Teaching Hospitals were as follows: -

MASENO UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Overall Observation
Maseno University, School of Medicine has scored eighty-one points (81) out of the available one-hundred (100) points. Therefore, the school is COMPLIANT with the provisions of the Regional Guidelines for Inspection and Recognition of Medical Schools and Teaching Hospital in EAC Partner States.

 

 

Overall Recommendation
In view of the general observation made hereinabove, the inspection team made the following recommendation: The Maseno University, School of Medicine meets the minimum requirements for training of medical/dental students as provided in the East African Community, Regional Guidelines for Inspection and Recognition of Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals in EAC Partner States. Therefore; upon qualification their graduates SHALL BE ELIGIBLE for reciprocal recognition within the EAC Partner States as set out in the Mutual Recognition Agreement.


 

Signed on this 6th Day of March 2020 by the respective Heads of Delegation:
Dr. Nyemazi Alex Member, Education Committee Rwanda Medical and Dental Council REPUBLIC OF RWANDA
Dr. Eva W. Njenga Chairperson Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council REPUBLIC OF KENYA
Dr. Sylvain Pierre Nzeyimana Chairperson Burundi Medical Council REPUBLIC OF BURUNDI
Prof. David Nazareno Ngassapa Chairperson Muhimbili University of Health Sciences UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
Ass. Prof. Okullo Joel Chairperson Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council REPUBLIC OF UGANDA