About 100 Ukraine Medical Students Join Ghanaian Medical Schools

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About 100 out of 187 students who had expressed the desire to continue their education in Ghana have successfully been placed in at least one of the country’s seven medical schools.

The number formed part of the over 900 Ghanaian Medical students from Ukraine whose education got truncated due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The chairman of the committee, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare said this while interacting with the media in Accra.

He said, “The decision to integrate the students into local medical schools was contained in the yet-to-be submitted report of the 13-member Inter-ministerial Committee put together to come out with modalities to integrate these students into Ghanaian universities to continue their studies.

“The committee had successfully completed its work and would soon submit its report to the Minister of Education.

“Even though the window of opportunity was offered to all the over 900 affected students; less than 200 of them decided to take advantage of it.

“Out of the registered number, 101 availed themselves for assessment, stressing that “We’ve placed the students in first-year level 100, level 200, level 300, level 400 and level 500.

“We didn’t place anybody in level 600 because the arrangement or the course structure in Ukraine for level 600 is quite different from the course structure in Ghana.

“He actually wanted to take advantage of the window of opportunity given but upon a thorough assessment of his documents, it was realized that he abandoned medicine for economics, I think after the third year.

“I have made a plea to the Registrar of the GMC that, if possible, already, we’ve done the assessment, and the structures are already there.”

Source: Ghanian Times

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