According to the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council (MDCN), medical and dental degrees obtained from universities in the Ukraine from 2022 will not be accepted.
Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, a lot of higher institutions in the country are closed to physical classes. Many of them however are still holding online classes. This is the issue as the MDCN believe online classes are not good enough for medical and dental programmes.
The announcement was made via the council’s official twitter account. It read,
“We wish to inform the General Public that Medical and Dental Degree Certificates issued by Medical Schools from Ukraine from 2022 will NOT be honored by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria until when normal academic activities resume.
Council however advises students who are currently studying medicine or dentistry in Ukrainian medical schools to seek transfer to other accredited medical or dental schools in other countries for the completion of their programmes.
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In addition, 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 recognized 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.”