Rwandan student Angelique Redempta has received a full scholarship to study for a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) programme at Thika Main Campus.
The Scholarship, valued at 24 million Rwandan Francs, covers tuition fee and accommodation for six years, the entire duration of the course. It was offered by the university as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
The five member states that make up the East African Community have a uniform curriculum for the MBChB, meaning that Ms. Redempta will be qualified to work at any hospital in East Africa once she graduates.
“MKU is committed to continue producing trained personnel in the field of human health, to curb the challenge of shortage we are facing,” said the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Stanley Waudo.
Ms. Redempta said she will pay back the scholarship award by working hard and being one of the best medical professionals.
MKU Medical School is accredited by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board. It admitted its first batch of students in September, 2014. The accreditation followed the commissioning and kitting of the General Kago Road Anatomy Lab, constructed through a Private-Public-Partnership with the Thika Level 5 Hospital at a cost of Ksh300 million.