MEDICAL STUDENTS TO SPEND 11 YEARS IN THE UNIVERSITY – NUC
The National Universities Commission has declared that any student who wants to study medicine will henceforth spend a minimum of 10 years in the university.
The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie who was represented by the Deputy Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Chiedu Mafiana, disclosed this during a lecture delivered at the maiden matriculation and inauguration of the University of Medical Science, Ondo, Ondo State.
He said 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.
“This development was imperative in order to enable the students mature psychologically for the profession”, he said.
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.