Rwandan ambassador applauds universitys’ public- private partnerships

Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Kenya, His excellency James Kimonyo today paid a courtesy call to Dr. Simon Gicharu, Chairman Board of trustees and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Stanley Waudo during his tour to Mount Kenya University. He also visited General Kago Road Funeral home cum Anatomy laboratory at Thika Level 5 hospital, Kiambu county.

His excellency James Kimonyo during his tour to the anatomy laboratory accompanied by Deputy Vice- Chancellor Linkages and resource Mobilisation Prof. Nderitu and Dean Medical School Prof Kimathi

His excellency applauded the university for setting up state of the art infrastructure at the Anatomy laboratory, facility which provides a platform for Medical School students studying Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) to acquire practical skills.

The General Kago Anatomy lab was constructed by MKU under a public-private partnership at a cost of Ksh300 million. The facility is benefitting the University as well as the community at large.

The Vice- Chancellor when briefing the ambassador said that the Medical School is preparing to mount Bachelor of Dental Surgery after putting requisite resources in place. This will be the first private university and third from University of Nairobi and Moi University to offer the course.

The chairman briefed His excellency on the progress of constructing a new home for Kigali campus in Rwanda , The building will provide ample space to host state of the art laboratories to support practical sessions for health related courses.

The Ambassador congratulated Dr. Simon Gicharu on his award as the Entrepreneur Of the Year (EOY) awarded by Ernst and Young. Dr. Gicharu will be representing the Eastern African region in the prestigious world Entrepreneur Of the Year award (EOY) in Monaco, South of France.