Both continuing and aspiring medical students of Uganda Christian University, Mukono can finally jubilate as our sources have confirmed that the gallant institution’s School of Medicine and Dentistry has been authorized by the National Council For Higher Education to admit and teach medicine and dentistry students.
In February 2020, Uganda Christian University, St. Augustine International University, and Busitema Medical schools were ordered to stop admitting Medicine and Dentistry students because they had failed to meet the minimum standards required for an institution of higher learning to operate a medical school.
These orders all came after an inspection by the East Africa Joint National Medical and Dental Practitioners Regulatory Council which declared that these schools lacked the necessary infrastructure and laboratory equipment necessary to facilitate these noble courses.
In a one-page letter addressed to UCU’s new Vice-Chancellor Associate Professor Dr. Aaron Mushengyezi, and signed by Prof. Mary J.N. Okwakol, the E.D. of N.C.H.E., the Mukono based institution’s School of Medicine was given a green light to teach medicine upon completion of a third joint inspection.
While expressing his joy over the good news, Dr. Aaron Mushengyezi said that they have received more than 200 applicants in various medical courses but they are only going to allow about 60 entrants in each department.