Towards the end of last year, rumors of the closure of Makerere University Dental School spread throughout the internet due to its failure to meet the standards required for training by a high institution of learning as stated by by the East African Medical and Dental Practitioners Council and it was closed in July 2019.
On top of this, the school was said not to have standard qualities and even most of the equipment was not operational.
The East African Medical and Dental Practitioners Council on 24th, February allowed the institution to reopen having improved the standards and the quality of the facilities.
Through its principal, Prof. Charles Ibingira of the College of Health Sciences, the school has affirmed that they have met the required standards. Practitioners from the council also visited the facility and confirmed its eligibility to reopen again after meeting the required minimal standards.
The government provided the institution with more funding which will be used to improve on the infrastructure, build more lecture rooms and clinics and also be able to pay the highly trained staff personnel that are needed at the institution. Also 21 new dental chairs have been availed and 11 more are to come by April to make a total of 35.