The National Universities Commission (NUC) has described as erroneous, reports that medical students would henceforth spend 11 years in the university.
The Director, Quality Assurance of the commission, Prof. Chiedu Mafiana, told NAN on Monday that the duration of study for medical students remains seven years.
According to him, every student in Medical science must have a first degree in anatomy, physiology and medical biochemistry.
“Another basic requisite is that there must be clinical skill laboratory, whereby in teaching, students would use mannequins, dolls, to simulate diseases. The students will then use the mannequins to practice, rather than using human beings.
“This will also assist the students to mature psychologically for the profession”
Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof Julius Okojie, had been quoted to have said that students wishing to study medicine would henceforth spend 11 years in the university.
Okojie reportedly made the remark at the maiden matriculation and inauguration of the University of Medical Science, Ondo, in Ondo.