12 UNIABUJA  Medical Students Fail Final Examination 

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12 UNIABUJA  Medical Students Fail Final Examination 

Bamidele Fashube, ABUJA, Nigeria (GVE)- Twelve of the 30 pioneer medical students of the University of Abuja ( UNIABUJA ), who enrolled in 2005, failed their final examinations, the school’s management has disclosed.

Results of the students’ final professional examinations, released on Nov. 24, showed that five of the 18 successful medical students passed with distinction in surgery.

This was disclosed on Monday by the Deputy Registrar UNIABUJA Mr Waziri Garba  who is also in charge of Information and Publications.

The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reprted that the 18 successful students would be inducted by Dec. 2.

According to him, the induction is significant since the students were the first set.

“The induction ceremony, which will hold at the main campus of the university, will feature a lecture by a renowned member of the medical profession, Prof. Adetokumbo Ademola.

“Ademola is a Professor of Public Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,” he said.

He also said that the pioneer Provost of the University’s College of Health Sciences, Prof. Jam Otubu, would be honoured at the event.

NAN reports that the pioneer medical students could not graduate all the while due to non-accreditation the university’s medicine and surgery course, by the National Universities Commission.

The course has, however, secured full accreditation.

The then Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i, in April 2012, announced suspension of medicine, agriculture, veterinary  medicine and engineering courses in the university, after a panel set up to assess needs of universities visited the institution.

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