The Federal Government has disclosed that Medical and Dental degree certificates from medical Schools in Ukraine will no longer be honoured in Nigeria until normal academic activities resume in Ukraine.
The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has advised undergraduate students of medicine or dentistry in Ukrainian medical schools to seek transfer to other accredited medical or dental schools in other countries for completion of their programmes.
MDCN added that the online medical training being organised by schools in Ukraine, China and other countries is short of acceptable standard and therefore not recognised by the MDCN.
Meanwhile, Management of the Council has instructed Chief Medical Directors/Medical Directors of Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres to stop entertaining applications for one year internship from students undergoing medical and dental degree programmes from foreign universities without clearance from the Council.
It stated: “Medical and Dental Degree Certificates issued by Medical Schools from Ukraine from 2022 will NOT be honoured by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria until when normal academic activities resume.
In addition, the Council’s attention has been drawn to information that some students are carrying out online medical training being organised by schools in Ukraine, China and some other countries.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Council categorically states that online medical training done in any part of the world is short of acceptable standard and is not recognised by the MDCN.
In the light of the above, the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria will not honour any Medical Degree Certificates issued at the end of any online medical training.”
It added: “Therefore, any application received from any student studying abroad who is seeking internship in Nigeria should be referred to the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) attaching relevant documents.
“The Chief Medical Directors/Medical Directors/Medical Superintendents of Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres, other Tertiary Health Facilities and related Institutions are hereby advised to abide by this instruction.”