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NYSC, MDCN collaborate on medical graduates’ mobilization


THE National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is partnering the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) to ensure proper mobilization of medical graduates for the compulsory one-year service.

  The collaboration of the two bodies emerged from a courtesy visit paid by the Registrar of the council, Dr Abdulmumini Ibrahim, to the Director General of the NYSC, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi in Abuja.

Last year, the scheme rolled out new policy requesting the medical graduate to fully register with the MDCN as precondition for their mobilization.

   Speaking during the meeting, MDCN Registrar, Dr Abdulmumini Ibrahim noted that the delay in the release of certificate of medical graduates by the schools should be looked into.

  He said it was not proper that the young medical graduates after one year internship programme still have their certificates withheld by the schools, adding that it was not like that in other parts of the world.

   Abdulmumini expressed readiness to assist the NYSC in the area of verification, to ensure that competent medical graduates were mobilised for the service year, in addition to their desire to participate in the NYSC Community Development Services (CDS).

  Responding, the DG of the NYSC, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi maintained that the partnership became necessary to ensure that medical graduates were not prevented from participating in the service year due to inability to register with the council.

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