University Of Eastern Africa Baraton News, Students from the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton (UEAB) in Nandi county have been left confused after the vice-chancellor abruptly terminated a Diploma course in Clinical Medicine programme.
The affected learners who were in their second year accused the institution’s top management of duping them to enroll for the programme, yet it wasn’t accredited by the National Council of Clinical Officers (NCCO).
Through their spokesperson Catherine Chelagat, the students wanted the institution to explain how it came to offer a curriculum that does not match with NCCO demands in the first place.
According to the Vice Chancellor Prof Philip Maiyo, the decision was made after the university’s board of management resolved to secure accreditation for the three-year Diploma programme.
Maiyo stated that it was prudent for the university to shelve the programme but moved swiftly to re-assure the aggrieved learners that there was no cause for worry over the fate of their future.
“The students will be transferred to Kendu Bay Adventist School of Nursing to continue with their studies and no one will drop out. We have already made arrangements to transfer the learners to Kendu Bay,” he announced.
Furthermore, he claimed that Kendu Bay College is more established and would help the learners accomplish their studies without any hitch.
However, he noted that they won’t be facilitating the transfer fees of aggrieved students to private medical training institutions within the university’s vicinity but only for Kendu Bay College.
While demanding for a refund of fees, the students’ spokesperson insisted that the VC was callous in handling the issue and disregarding the humble backgrounds of most students.
“Most students are from poor family background and cannot cater for accommodation if they are transferred to the Kendu Bay institution,” she protested.
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