School inspected by EAC team

A headcount of teaching staff from the Department of Surgery during the inspection.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) School of Medicine meets the requirements for training of medical students as provided in the East Africa Community (EAC) regional guidelines for inspection and recognition of medical schools and teaching hospitals in EAC partner states.

According to a report that was released after the inspection of the school on 5th March, 2020, the school’s graduates shall be eligible for reciprocal recognition within EAC partner states as set out in the Mutual Recognition Agreement.

The objectives of the inspection were to ascertain whether the medical school was operating in compliance with the set standards and guidelines as approved by the EAC partner states.

It also aimed at ascertaining whether the school had fully complied with the recommendations contained in the report that was developed after the 2nd joint inspection that was carried out 5 years ago.

This was the 3rd time the school was being inspected by a team that 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 EAC Secretariat.

UoN Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama was represented at the event by Prof. Julius Ogeng’o, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs.

Prof. Ogeng’o assured the team of full implantation of the report’s recommendations, saying UoN will endeavor to fully comply with the set regulation.

His sentiments were also echoed by Prof. James Machoki, Principal College of Health Sciences and Prof. Fredrick Otieno, Dean School of Medicine.

The joint inspection team was led by Prof. Joel Okullo, Chairman Uganda Medical and Dental Council (UMDC).