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11 Years Medical Training: Ex-NMA Boss Flays NUC

The  immediate past president, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr Osahon Enabulele, has described  as worrisome and convulsive,  the statement by the National Universities Commission (NUC) that any student who wants to study medicine and dentistry in Nigeria will henceforth spend a minimum of 11 years in the university.

Early this week,  the Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie’s representative, Prof. Chiedu Mafiana (the Deputy Executive Secretary of the NUC) was said to have made the declaration in a lecture delivered at the maiden matriculation and inauguration of the University of Medical Science, Ondo, Ondo State.

In a lecture titled: “Development of Medical Education: Prospects and Challenges”, Okojie, was quoted to have said that ‘’the new 2015 medical/dental training curriculum document provided for medical students to spend the first four years in studying Basic Sciences in the university after which they would proceed to the medical school to spend another seven years in order to enable the students mature psychologically for the profession’’.

In a statement made available to LEADERSHIP Friday yesterday in Abuja,  Enabulele, who is the Vice President, Commonwealth Medical Association said  if no prompt clarifications are offered then Nigerians will be left to imagine and suffer from the innumerable consequences of such a strange policy initiative.

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