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  • Updated: December 01, 2023

Brian drain: FG urges varsities to produce more doctors

Brian drain: FG urges varsities to produce more doctors

As a way of addressing the shortage of manpower in the health sector, the Federal Government has directed universities to begin to admit more students into Medicine and Surgery department. 

The Vice Chancellor, Nile University, Prof. Dili Dogo, revealed the Federal Government’s directive in a statement on Thursday by the varsity.

According to the statement, Nile University would increase medical students’ admission by 100 per cent in compliance with the Federal Government’s directive to universities.

The VC said,“ We graduated the first set of medical students this year and the Federal Government has requested an increase in the number of medical students to cater for the migration of doctors due to the “Japa’ syndrome.

"To that effect, we are admitting 195 students into our medical programme, representing an increase of 100 per cent over that of last year.”

 

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