The National Council for Higher Education has finally allowed the Uganda Christian University School of Medicine and the School of Dentistry to operate.
This was revealed in a letter dated 28th August, 2020 written by Prof. Mary J. N. Okwakol, the Executive Director of the National Council of Higher Education.
“Uganda Christian University Medical School and Dental School meet the minimum requirements for training of medical doctors and dental surgeons registrable within the EAC as set out in the guidelines upon qualification, therefore, the graduates shall be eligible for reciprocal recognition within the EAC Partner States, ” an excerpt from the letter read.
The University has been permitted to admit students to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and Dentistry courses for as long as the specified number of students are taken up for each programme.
UCU Schools of Medicine and Dentistry were ordered to close in early February after a technical team of Health experts from the East Africa Community Member States were dissatisfied with the operation of the two schools.
On 10 August, 2020, re inspection was conducted by the National Council for Higher Education and the Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council as mandated by the EAC Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of the Partner States.