UNIMED VC: Nigeria Can’t Continue Training Nurses, Doctors For Them To End Up In Europe



The Vice-Chancellor of University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), Ondo City, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi believed that the Nigerian Government shouldn’t continue to train Nurses and Doctors, for them to end up in Europe.

Prof. Fatusi made this known in Akure during the monthly programme – Circuit, organized by the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Radiovision Corporation (OSRC) chapel.

He said the Government needs to come up with a policy statement on the need to bond Nurses, Doctors and other medical related personnel who are trained at a very affordable fees, but would end up leaving for abroad, without the country gaining anything from them.

Prof. Adetusi submitted that there is the need for these set of medical professionals to work for the country before they are released to travel out.


Prof. Fatusi disclosed that the first set of medical students in the University will graduate by the first quarter of 2023.

According to him, the next convocation exercise of the institution has been postponed to the first quarter of 2023, in order to accommodate the medical students.

He said all stages about the accreditation process of the University’s Medical Programme had been passed, except one which will be done by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and is expected in the next few days.

Prof. Fatusi expressed optimism that the medical students would be the first set of students to graduate at record time – going to 6 years now – in the last 20 years in the country.

The UNIMED VC also used the opportunity of the platform to address drug problems in the country. He said if the drug issues isn’t addressed, the country would be bad for it.

“At UNIMED, we perform drug tests on students and this is done every year. When they are caught, we don’t send them away or hand them to the police. But instead, we treat them.

“We need to take the health, education and social support system of our adolescents serious,” Fatusi said.

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