Drugs, dentistry can’t be discovered just about, NMA backs MDCN


The Nigerian Medical Affiliation has backed the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria’s choice to not settle for medical and dental levels from Ukrainian universities obtained from 2022.

The NMA stated the reported resort to digital tutelage of scholars over the Web was not acceptable wherever on the earth.

The MDCN had introduced that medical and dental diploma certificates issued by medical colleges from Ukraine from this 12 months wouldn’t be honoured by it till when regular educational actions resume.

The council suggested college students at present finding out drugs or dentistry in Ukrainian medical colleges to hunt switch to different accredited medical or dental colleges in different international locations for the completion of their programmes.

In a press release by the NMA President, Dr Uche Ojinmah; and Secretary-Basic, Dr Jide Onyekwelu, the affiliation stated, “We insist that the statutory provisions on the {qualifications} of individuals who search to be registered to observe drugs or dentistry in our nation as offered by the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act have to be strictly adhered to.

“The Nigerian Medical Affiliation needs to commend the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria for its latest efforts at defending the well being of Nigerians by guaranteeing that individuals who search to observe drugs or dentistry in Nigeria adjust to its laws on acceptable {qualifications}.

“We confer with the latest discover on graduates from sure international locations the place medical schooling has been disrupted because of warfare and the displacement occasioned by it.

“The reported resort to digital tutelage over the Web just isn’t acceptable wherever on the earth. Drugs and dentistry are each science and artwork, which require mastery of a really massive physique of data on one hand and hands-on abilities on the opposite.

“The 2 professions are learnt via apprenticeship and require bodily hands-on tutoring, that are extraordinarily troublesome to successfully impart over the Web.

“The Nigerian Medical Affiliation stands with the Council and urges it to face agency and keep the course in its bid to sanitise our professions. We will oppose any try by any individuals to impede the Council in finishing up its regulatory actions.”

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