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Nigeria rejects intl. medical, dental degrees

Nigeria rejects intl. medical, dental degrees
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International students being forced to study outside of Nigeria.

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has announced that as of 2022, Nigeria will no longer accept medical or dental degrees from Ukrainian universities. This decision was made in light of the fact that the quality of education at Ukrainian universities does not meet Nigerian standards. Additionally, the MDCN noted that there have been a number of cases of Nigerian students being cheated by Ukrainian universities, which has led to them not being able to practice medicine or dentistry in Nigeria.

As the war in Ukraine continues, the MDCN has made the decision to close all medical and dental programs. While some of these programs are still offering online classes, the MDCN does not believe that this is an appropriate solution for medical and dental programs. These programs require hands-on experience and personal interaction in order to be properly taught, and the MDCN does not believe that online classes can provide the same level of education. As a result, all medical and dental programs at the MDCN have been suspended until further notice.

Online medical training could be a way to increase access to medical care.

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has issued a statement regarding online medical training, stating that it does not meet acceptable standards and is not recognized by the council. This decision was likely made in response to the growing popularity of online medical training, which has become increasingly accessible in recent years. However, the MDCN’s stance on this matter means that those who pursue online medical training will not be able to practice medicine in Nigeria. This could have significant implications for the future of healthcare in Nigeria, as online medical training could be a way to increase access to medical care in rural and underserved areas.

In light of the recent unrest in Ukraine, medical students studying in Ukrainian institutions are advised to consider transferring to accredited schools in other countries in order to complete their programs. This is a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and well-being of these students. The current situation in Ukraine is highly volatile and unpredictable, and as such, it presents a potentially dangerous situation for medical students who are studying there. By transferring to an accredited school in another country, students can ensure that they will be able to complete their studies without putting themselves at risk. This is a difficult decision for many students, as they may have to leave behind family and friends in order to make this transition. However, it is important to remember that this is only temporary and that the benefits of completing their studies may be well worth the sacrifices.

Negative impact on the quality of medical care in Nigeria.

MDCN of Nigeria’s stance is being condemned by those who are affected by it. The council’s decision to not recognize certain medical and dental qualifications obtained abroad is causing outrage among many in the medical and dental community. Those affected by the decision are worried that it will limit their ability to practice in Nigeria. The MDCN’s stance is also causing concern among medical and dental students who are studying abroad. Many of these students are worried that they will not be able to return to Nigeria and practice medicine or dentistry. This decision is also having a negative impact on the quality of medical care in Nigeria. This is because many qualified medical and dental professionals are leaving Nigeria to practice elsewhere.

This policy puts an unfair burden on those students who have already been impacted by the pandemic. The policy in question is the decision by the government to cancel exams for students in reaction to the outbreak. While this may seem like a kindness, it is actually a highly disruptive and stressful event for students who have spent years preparing for these exams. For many, these exams are the culmination of their schooling and the key to their future success. The cancellation of exams means that these students will not be able to demonstrate their knowledge or put their skills to good use.

There is a lack of standardization in university degrees.

There is an increasingly common phenomenon of university degrees not being recognized abroad. This is a problem for many students who study abroad, as their degrees may not be seen as valid by potential employers. There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, there is a lack of standardization in university degrees. Different countries have different standards for what a university degree entails, and this can make it difficult for employers to assess the equivalency of a foreign degree. Secondly, employers may not be familiar with the university that the student studied at, and so may not be aware of its reputation or quality of education. Finally, there is a general trend of employers being reluctant to hire foreigners, as they may be seen as a liability.


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Ask Nigeria
1 month ago

Nigeria rejects intl. medical, dental degreesInternational students being forced to study outside of Nigeria.Express your point of view.

Yomii
Member
1 month ago

Because of the necessity of practical application and one-on-one communication in the instruction of these courses, I do not feel that the same level of education can be attained through participation in online classes.

Remi1
Member
1 month ago

Due to the position taken by the MDCN regarding this issue, those who receive their medical education via the internet will not be permitted to practise medicine in Nigeria, and this might be good and bad

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 month ago

The situation of university degrees not being recognised outside of their country of origin is becoming more widespread. The fact that their degrees might not be recognised as legitimate by future employers presents a challenge for many students who want to pursue their education in a foreign country.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
1 month ago

I do not believe online classes can provide the same level of education
physical ones.Practicals and experiments are not recommended for online classes, medical field and other education fields. Therefore, suspending MDCN until further notice is a good news, not even advisable to a country fighting war too!

Last edited 1 month ago by Iyanu12345ogg
Hassan Isa
Member
1 month ago

The students who have already been negatively impacted by the epidemic are subjected to an unjust burden as a result of this policy. They should be lenient with it

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 month ago

Some students don’t want to leave their families and friends to pursue quality and standard education that will be accepted worldwide, which is bad

Bola12
Member
1 month ago

Because of this, it is possible that this will have important ramifications for the future of healthcare in Nigeria, particularly in rural and underserved areas, where online medical education may provide a means to enhance access to medical care.

Taiwoo
Member
1 month ago

Students can assure that they will be able to finish their educations without placing themselves in danger if they move to another country and enrol in a school that is recognised and approved here

Tolaniiii
Member
1 month ago

Lol, these Ukrainians are funny. How will you be using online lectures for a course that is meant to be practical. Jokers

Kazeem1
Member
1 month ago

Because the level of education provided by Ukrainian universities does not correspond to the criteria used in Nigeria’s decision-making, this choice was taken, and I agree with it

Adesanyaj72
Member
1 month ago

There have been multiple reports of Nigerian students being defrauded by Ukrainian colleges, which has resulted in their being unable to work as doctors or dentists over here

Chibuzor
Member
1 month ago

This is right as far as their educational system doesn’t tally with our it’s right for us to reject it

Tonerol10
Member
1 month ago

No problem since MDCN has their reasons. They are there to protect and promote the interest of their student

AN-Usman
Member
1 month ago

Medical studies are always more based on practical for the students to become a professional but in a case they are using online teaching it will deprived them some certain experience making them to be under standardized to be certified as a medical graduate

theApr
Member
1 month ago

Clearly the problem is lack of standardization of university degrees. However, universities across the country are allowed to have different standards. But then there should be a general agreed standard. And whoever doubts your degree should do an assessment test for you. Even locally, some employers don’t see some university degrees as being valid enough.

DimOla
Member
1 month ago

This is a country at war with Russia. For now they can not offer quality education until after the war is over and everything return to normal.

jdpumping
Member
1 month ago

when has medical training been taught on line….this is not acceptable I’m in total support of the MDCN on this …. Health is wealth a sub standard degree can and will not be accepted in Nigeria our country is not dumping ground for everything …

Abusi
Member
1 month ago

The MDCN stance on the standardization of the degree of medical and dentistry is actually reasonable. We can’t fault them if they don’t recognize online education as a practical way in teaching these students because the course is said to involve interactiveness and practicals. It shows our education system is not lagging behind.

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 month ago

Practice online can not be easy and understandable all this lesson should be done practical in class so it will be well understand and experiment. It will stop all those who don’t have full knowledge about the issue

Ultra0711
Member
1 month ago

MDCN stance is a very reasonable one as it will put a stop to universities producing half baked medical graduates because anything relating to medical should be more of practical than theory in order to gain more experience which online class can not give.

SarahDiv
Member
1 month ago

You can’t expect anything more from a country that is at war Russia. There can’t be any room for serious practice because of the war. “He no easy to die”

AN-Abiodun
Member
1 month ago

MDCN decision might not be the best approach, not at this time when a lot of medical practitioners are moving out of the country.

They would have set a compulsory on-hand internship for them in order to fit in the quality they want.

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