BY Henry Tyohemba and Blessing Bature, Abuja –
Forum of Parents of the foreign trained Doctors in Nigeria has call on the government to re-conduct the assessment examination test for the foreign trained doctors recently held at the University of Ilorin, in which majority failed.
The parents similarly petitioned the acting registrar, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Dr Tajudeen Sanusi who is rather acting as a sole administrator without a council.
It can be recall that the foreign Doctors on 15th and 17th November, 2017 sat for the accreditation examination at the University of Ilorin in which over 80% was recorded failure.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja yesterday, the parents leader, Sadiq Kazim said the last two outings conducted by the Acting Registrar, Dr Sanusi leaves much to be desired because it was characterised by bias, vendetta, outright favouritism and intimidation.
Again, the Ag. Registrar was alleged to have changed the original result that passed about 500 from the total number of 696, and later reduced the 500 to 243 with no justifiable reason. In addition, the cost of the 16 weeks programme was hiked from N75,000 to N130,000 with no reasons adduced for the increase.
Kazim said, “It is on record that while in Ibadan for the induction of 124 Doctors trained by the University of Ibadan, the Ag. Registrar, Dr Sanusi was quoted to have said: “parents who want their wards to read medicine and dentistry should ensure that they attend well established local medical schools, where the training is tailored…”
He further said there is also the issue of four Doctors he specifically called out when all of them were already seated, waiting for the examination to commence. This according to him raised suspicion of favouritism in the minds of the remaining Doctors.
Also speaking, one of the foreign Doctors, Adam Ibrahim expressed dissatisfaction over the injustice melted in them by the acting registrar and called for a re consideration.