Namibia rejects Ukraine trained medical/dental graduates


The Health Professional Council of Namibia has expressed its disappointment over Namibian students with poor grades that are being taken in for medical and dental training by Ukrainian tertiary institutions.


This was exposed in a letter dated 30th of July 2018 to the ministry of education and science of Ukraine seen by The Villager and written by the HPCNA registrar and chief executive officer Cornelius Vataleni Weyulu.


He said the council had noted a growing trend of young Namibians leaving the country to pursue medical and dental studies at various educational institutions in Ukraine when they would not have been liable for admission back home.
He added that they had been confronted on many occasions with applications for registration by these graduates who fail to meet admission requirements to study in Namibia.


 He, therefore, advised Ukrainian authorities and educational institutions to take note of Namibia’s admission requirements for medical and dental students.


Requirements for a bachelor of medicine and that of surgery in Namibia entails a valid senior secondary certificate with at least 35 points.


This includes a grade 2 or better on a higher level or a grade B or better at an ordinary level for mathematics and physical sciences and a grade B or better at Ordinary Level Biology and English.


A grade C and 37 points at Ordinary Level English are also preferred.


For a bachelor of dentistry, Namibia takes students with a senior secondary certificate with at least 35 points with grade 2 or better on a higher level or a grade B or better at Ordinary Level for mathematics and physical sciences.
This includes a grade B or better at Ordinary Level for Biology and English.


Said Weyulu: “We further advise that no Namibian student should be allowed to enrol for medical and dental studies in Ukraine without meeting the above-stated admission requirements.”


Weyulu was not immediately available for comment while his secretary asked for a list of emailed questions when confronted by The Villager.