What 7 years? Nigerian Medical students to now spend 11 years in the university

Medical students will henceforth spend a minimum of 11 years in the
university, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has declared.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie
disclosed this on Monday, in a lecture delivered at the maiden
matriculation and inauguration of the University of Medical Science,
Ondo State.

Okojie, who was represented by the Deputy Executive Secretary of the
commission, Chiedu Mafiana, said the new development was necessary in
order to enable the students mature psychologically for the profession.

He explained that the 2015 document for the training of medical
students made provision for students to spend the first four years in
studying basic sciences in university after which they would proceed to
the medical school to spend another seven years.

Mafiana, who stressed the need for adequate funding of medical
training and practice, admonished the management of the institution to
ensure that the money earmarked for the development of the institution
was used for the purpose it was meant.


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