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Ghanaian doctors trained in war-hit Ukraine won’t be recognized

Ghanaian doctors trained in war-hit Ukraine won’t be recognized
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The Medical and Dental Council has encouraged Ghanaians studying medicine and dentistry in Ukraine to participate in the government’s initiatives to continue their studies in Ghana.

The Council has stated that it will no longer recognize degrees from the war-torn European country.
Ukraine is one of the countries, along with Cuba and Venezuela, that have become appealing to Ghanaian youth seeking medical careers.

Graduate doctors, on the other hand, must be granted licenses to practice in Ghana.

However, as a result of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, some of the studies conducted in Ukraine have been converted online, which the Council considers ineffective given the nature of the medical and dental programs.

Dr Divine Ndonbi Banyubala, Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council, is not pleased with the development and says the Council will take action, which he describes as unacceptable.

“We will not honor or recognize certificates obtained by trainees who used the online training module,” he stated on Joy FM.

In May, the government formed a 13-member committee to develop guidelines for integrating them into Ghanaian universities to continue their studies.

According to the Registrar, the Committee has already received requests from interested students.
This committee has received requests from those who are willing to participate, and they have consequently submitted.

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However, because September 16 was the final assessment date, the doors were closed to students who did not participate.

“It’s too late if you didn’t write the assessment test,” he said on Monday.

Representatives from the Students Representative Council (SRC), the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, the Ministry of Health, the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), the Medical and Dental Council, the Ghana Scholarship Secretariat, Vice Chancellors of Medical Schools, and the Rector of the College of Physicians and Surgeons are among those on the Committee.

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