My conscience cannot allow me to continue observing helplessly as students suffer without reasonable expectation of a resolution.
Dr. Lukoye Atwoli has resigned from his position as the Dean of the Moi University School of Medicine. Atwoli said that he was frustrated at his inability to resolve the crises at the Medical School.
Even as he lauded the School’s status as a leader in research output, he said that those successes were achieved amid much adversity.
The Dean lamented that he had lost an excessive number of staff members who either resigned, transferred, died, or retired. A freeze on new hires had prevented him from replenishing the staff.
The Assistant Professor said that he his efforts to obtain a promotion had been futile, even though he interviewed for the position of professor in 2017.
He mentioned lack of support from the University Council as a barrier to him solving the problems plaguing the campus.
Dr. Atwoli is not only the Dean of the School of Medicine at Moi University, but he is also the Vice President of the Kenya Medical Association and an official advisor to the Medical Ethics Committee of the World Medical Association.
Some students were left out of the graduation list after their lecturers have refused to submit marks due to unpaid salaries.
Dr. Lukoye Atwoli is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. According to his CV, the Assistant Professor is a Visiting Scientist at Harvard Med, an Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town, a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, and a researcher in Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress among other topics.
Lukoye is an alumni of Moi University, having completed his undergraduate studies there in 2001, before proceeding to Nairobi University for his Masters Degree and going abroad later.
The don is also a newspaper columnist and an author. Atwoli will continue teaching at the School Of Medicine in Moi University.