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27.09.2022 Health

MDC justifies decision not to recognize Ghanaian doctors trained online in Ukraine

MDC justifies decision not to recognize Ghanaian doctors trained online in Ukraine
27.09.2022 LISTEN

The Medical and Dental Council of Ghana believes criticisms of its decision not to recognize degree certificates issued to Ghanaian trained doctors trained in Ukraine are unjustified.

Speaking on Eyewitness News, the council's Registrar, Dr. Divine Ndonbi Banyubala, suggested that his outfit was deserving of praise for being proactive and “acting in our collective interest.”

“We are set up exactly to do that; to make sure substandard practitioners, do not come and become licensed murderers,” Dr. Banyubala said.

The council’s decision is because some schools in Ukraine have resorted to studying online following the Russian invasion.

But Ghanaian students studying Medicine and Dentistry in Ukraine have decried the decision by the Ghana Medical and Dental Council not to recognise their certificates.

Speaking to Citi News, an Executive Member of the National Union of Ghana Students in Ukraine, Henry Brook Smith said the move is not in the best interest of Ghanaian students studying in Ukraine.

“Ukraine is currently running an offline mode. The online is being organised for those who can't make it to Ukraine due to the invasion. Our concern is that, this decision has been taken without recourse to the effects on parents and students”.

—citinewsroom

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