The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie, has shunned reports that medical students in Nigerian universities will, henceforth, study for 11 years before obtaining Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees.
According to him, the new Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard for Medicine and Dentistry, only provides for a-seven-year training, leading to the award of MBBS/ MDS.
“At the end of seven years, students would have acquired the Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees. In case of dental programmes, students would have acquired a degree in Basic Dental Sciences and Bachelor of Dental Surgery,” Okojie said.
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