Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Medical Graduates from 9 Nigerian Universities blacklisted in the UK

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A recent report from dailytimesng indicates that some Medical Graduates from 9 Nigerian Universities might not be able to practice in the United Kingdom again.
The report states that;
Medical graduates from nine universities in Nigeria will no longer be able to obtain licenses to practice in the United Kingdom, following a decision by the UK's General Medical Council (GMC) to ban the higher institutions.

The GMC, a body of independent regulators which registers medical doctors to practise in the UK, took the decision to bar graduates from the nine universities from writing PLAB.
PLAB is the UK exam that enables non-UK Medical graduates to undertake post-graduate medical training in the country.
The affected graduates are those who graduated after December 10, 2010 from Ambrose Ali University, Ebonyi State University, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Nnamdi Azikiwe University, University of Jos, University of Nigeria and the University of Port Harcourt.
It also applies to those who graduated on or after April 1, 2010 from Igbinedion University College of Health Sciences and the University of Benin.
According to Jason Day of the GMC's press office, the schools were axed because they no longer meet the required standards for practise in the UK.
He added that the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) had also advised that they suspend accreditation of some medical schools in the country. 
“The decision only applies to students who graduated from those medical schools after the MDCN suspended their accreditation,” Day said-Source:dailytimesng

However the report has been attracting lots of comments from concerned individual. One charles wrote; "This is too sad. The government is not paying the required attention to education and this damning pronoucement from the UK authorities is the result. ASUU is still on strike! Shame of a 
and another comment from chekus reads; "this is so sad. UNN, UNIBEN, UNIZIK, UNIJOS? I know some doctors from these schools who are damn good! let the govt upgrade their facilities and save face." 
 While another comment by John reads; "too bad, the president of this country should do something about this is a bad image to our country. why is your time as president bad things are happening pls let pray for our country we need God intervention."
This might obviously be a very difficult time for the affected Universities especially if considering work abroad.

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