The decision by the Medical and Dental Council not to accept the certificate of Ghanaian students studying Medicine in Ukraine has left the students incensed.
MDC said these schools are now doing online-only studies which are not in line with the dictates of practising medicine in Ghana.
But the students through an executive member of the National Union of Ghana students in Ukraine, Henry Brook Smith said the MDC’s decision would not inure to the benefit of students studying in Ukraine.
“Ukraine is currently running an offline mode. The online is being organised for those who can’t make it to Ukraine due to the invasion. Our concern is that this decision has been taken without recourse to the effects on parents and students”.
Meanwhile, the MDC still insist on its stance stating that the barrage of criticism it is facing is unwarranted and it believes it acted in the public interest and therefore deserves commendation.
The Council’s Registrar, Dr Divine Ndonbi Banyubala said, “We are set up exactly to do that; to make sure substandard practitioners do not come and become licensed murderers,” further insisting that it is because of the online study that is why they are not ready to accept Ukrainian certificates.