ssAbuja — The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria says number of students training in medical colleges outside the country has been increasing due to restricted class quotas and failure of medical schools to meet their standards and accreditation.

This came as the council inducted a total 339 foreign-trained medical and dental graduates, including 335 doctors and four dentists, who passed the council’s assessment examination.

Speaking at the induction in Abuja, the council’s registrar, Dr Abdulmumini Ibrahim, explained that the increase in the number of students sitting its assessment exams held twice a year was “due to increase in students studying abroad because medical schools in Nigeria were unable to accommodate all students who passed university matriculation exams.”

Ibrahim also attributed the increase to failure of some medical schools to meet MDCN requirements and subsequent loss of their training status.


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