- Mount Kenya University is recognized by the Government. MKU was established through private universities act of parliament of 1990. MKU is recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology and the Commission for University Education (CUE).
- The relationship between the school and the University is at the Senate level and as per the organogram (Annex 1).
iii. The School is to be inspected by the Public health and Technician Council (PHOTC) and accredited, upon fulfillment of all requirements as stipulated by the Council.
- The Governance structure components and their functions including roles and responsibilities of senior officers as shown in Annex 2 and Annex 4 respectively.
- The representation and functions of academic staff, students and other stakeholders in the various governance structures and committee within the School is as follows:
- The student representation is via the students’ organization, Mount Kenya University Students Association (MKUSA)
- The staff representation is through the various staff unions; MKU Staff Welfare Association, a TIT SACCO
- The main objective of these organisations is to champion the interests and welfare of their members. The staff organizations participate in collective bargaining and are represented in the university senate.
vii. The following are the existing departments:-
- Department of Environmental Health
- Department of community health
- Department of Health Management
- Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The establishment of departments is needs-based.