Medical students of the University of Uyo have taken to social media to lament after the institution lost accreditation for medicine and surgery.
Students who say they have been in school for eight years, for a course that should be completed in 6 years, express their heartbreak after the National Universities Commission denied accreditation status to Uniuyo’s medicine and surgery programme.
A student who spoke to Newsmen on the condition of anonymity explained the implication of this for medical students.
The student said: “Students will be unable to write professional exams, hence cannot graduate. “They’ll remain students. However, they will not be [able] to progress from level to level due to not writing professional exams. This is a stagnation for students pending when the accreditation is restored.”
They also have reached out to their lecturers but haven’t received any concrete information. At the moment, Uniuyo medical students say they are uncertain about what the future holds for them and are not sure what the next move is.
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