The recently inaugurated Committee on the Status of Medical Education in Nigerian Universities has met with the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abuba- kar Rasheed, to present to him an interim report on their assigned task. This is as the NUC reiterated its stance on the need for medical doctors in the academics to acquire Master’s and doctorate degrees to enable them attain the rank of professors.
Earlier, the NUC’s Ex- ecutive Secretary reiterated that the recently intro- duced Doctor of Medicine programme was for an entirely different purpose from the original medicine by fellowship programme and “therefore, submitted that one can never replace the other.”
According to a statement posted on the NUC website, sighted by our correspondent yesterday, Rasheed received the team led by the NUC Deputy Executive Secretary, Academics, Dr. Noel Saliu. “The Executive Secretary stated that the com- mittee still has much work to do in areas such as: Basic Medical, Allied Health, Dentistry as well as Basic Clinical and Clinical Sciences as they were all part of medicine.”