Japa: Uniosun receives 100% quota increase for medical students

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To address the country’s medical doctor deficit, the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has increased the admission limit for medical students at Osun State University from 100 to 200.

According to the University’s Public Relations Officer, Ademola Adesoji, the information reached the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Clement Adebooye, via a letter dated Monday, 22nd January, 2024, addressed to the Secretary-General of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities and signed by the Council’s Registrar, Dr. Tajudeen Sanusi.

The letter said in part, “I wish to inform you of the Presidential directive, issued through the Minister of State for Health, to increase the quota for admission into Nigerian medical schools by 100%.” The increase stemmed from rising concern over the country’s shrinking number of medical doctors, which prompted the Federal mandate.”

Remember that just a year ago, the Council boosted the program’s admission quota from fifty (50) to one hundred (100) after approving its full accreditation.

In response to the development, the Vice-Chancellor praised the MDCN for being transparent in the evaluation process during medical programme accreditation. He also praised the federal government for what he called a well-conceived approach to alleviate the country’s doctor shortage.

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