Nigeria: Minister Warns Nigerians Seeking to Study Medicine in Ukraine

Photo: Pixabay
(file photo).

The Federal Government has warned Nigerians seeking to study medicine in Ukraine to ensure the authenticity of the institution.

This warning was given in Abuja on Tuesday, by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole.

According to a press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES, the minister gave the warning after the Ukrainian Ministry of Health said it cannot guarantee the quality of education of a university in the Eastern European country.

"The Federal Government had recently been notified by the Ukrainian Ministry of Health that it could not guarantee the quality of education delivered to both Ukrainian and foreign students by the Odessa National Medical University.

"The decision by the Ukrainian Ministry of Health was based on the result of an International Monitoring Study of Quality of Higher Medical Education conducted in Ukrainian Medical Universities dated March 25, from which the Odessa Medical University exempted itself."

Mr Adewole therefore warned intending Nigerian students seeking admission to institutions in Ukraine to note the development before submitting their applications to the affected institution.

There were worrisome news in the media last year that some foreign trained medical and dental graduates performed badly in the national exams because they attended unaccredited and substandard institutions.

This led to a confrontation between the parents and the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

To forestall future occurrence, MDCN planned to probe some of the new foreign schools to determine their fitness to offer medical degrees.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Premium Times

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.