Nigeria Anatomist recently concluded it’s Anatomical Society of Nigeria (ASN) 12th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM), at the University of Benin, Benin City. A communique was also drawn at the end of the professional meeting.
In the communique signed by National President Prof. T. W. Jacks and General Secretary (ASN) Dr. Bernard U. Enaibe, anatomists seem not to happy with the position of the Medical And Dental Council of Nigeria on the training of medical students in colleges of Medicine nationwide.
It may interest you to know that the MDCN believes that only medically qualified personnels, that is persons who have at least an MBBS degree, should be allowed to train medical students.
In the communique, The Anatomical Society of Nigeria responded thus;
“The AGM was informed of the ill-advised directive from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) to Vice-Chancellors to employ only appropriate medically qualified teachers to teach medical/dental students by 2019. However, the AGM was also informed that the Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) has rejected the directive in its entirety because it runs contrary to global best practices, which encourage multi-disciplinary approach to research for innovative discoveries across disciplines. As a result, the House called for unity and peaceful coexistence for inter-professional capacity building between the two backgrounds of Anatomy teachers in Nigeria”.
I do hope it goes down well with the Medical doctors council!!!