Mount Kenya University has become the first fully accredited Kenyan Higher Institution of learning to offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health Program, according to Dr. Kepha M. Ombacho, Registrar, Public Health Officers and Technicians Council of Kenya.
Ombacho made the disclosure during the accreditation of the Program and curriculum at MKU main campus by Dr. Eva Njenga, Chair, Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC) who represented Health Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki.
He said that PHOTC was committed in ensuring that graduates who are update and up to standards in terms of professional input are the one joining the sector.
He said the regulatory body has been going around in all private and public universities conducting investigations and inspections to know what programs and curriculum the universities were offering.
“We are happy today we are at MKU which actually is the first varsity to be fully accredited to offer Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health in the Country. We wish to see a graduate from MKU who is all round, sound in training and who is capable of providing professional leadership, said Ombacho.
He said the journey of MKU started in 2010. “We are happy to be associated with MKU for having met the basic qualification standards. We hope graduates who will come out of MKU and those practicing will add value to the service being rendered in the country”.
MKU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stanley Waudo said that now the university will focus on laying out strategies focusing on seeing to it that graduates who will come out of the University will be able to pursue Masters and PhDs in Environmental Health Program. He said in future the Program will be rolled out to other MKU campuses in and outside the country.