Ask Nigeria Header Logo

Nigeria rejects intl. medical, dental degrees

Photo of author

By Dawn

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.


The content on is given for general information only and does not constitute a professional opinion, and users should seek their own legal/professional advice. There is data available online that lists details, facts and further information not listed in this post, please complete your own investigation into these matters and reach your own conclusion. Images included with this information are not real, they are AI generated and are used for decorative purposes only. Our images are not depicting actual events unless otherwise specified. accepts no responsibility for losses from any person acting or refraining from acting as a result of content contained in this website and/or other websites which may be linked to this website.