In Addressing Doctor Shortage, Nile University Boosts Medical Student Admissions in Response to Migration Concerns. Dili Dogo, the Vice-Chancellor of Nile University, revealed the institution’s strategic decision to bolster its medical program, aligning with the Federal Government’s initiative to address the challenge of inadequate doctors caused by migration, popularly termed the “japa syndrome”

In a press statement released in Abuja on Thursday, Dogo emphasized the imperative to increase the intake of medical students to counteract the dearth of physicians resulting from the exodus of medical practitioners.

We graduated our inaugural batch of medical students this year, and in response to the Federal Government’s request to accommodate the surge in demand for doctors caused by the ‘Japa Syndrome,’ we will be enrolling 195 medical students in our forthcoming academic session,” Dogo disclosed.

Highlighting the institution’s commitment to providing top-notch medical education, Dogo emphasized Nile University’s substantial investment in infrastructure, particularly in the medical and clinical domains.

To ensure comprehensive educational excellence, Nile University has heavily invested in infrastructure. Alongside the existing academic infrastructure inaugurated last year, we are set to unveil new facilities, including a cutting-edge STEM Laboratory Complex, a pioneering facility in the country,” Dogo affirmed.

Dogo further outlined plans for a groundbreaking medical simulation center, slated to be the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa. This innovative facility aims to bridge educational gaps and foster superior medical and clinical practices. “Upon completion, the center will house nine suites featuring high-definition mannequins, pivotal in equipping medical students with essential skills,” Dogo elaborated.

Reflecting on the institution’s recent convocation ceremony, Dogo acknowledged five exceptional students who achieved a perfect 5.0 cumulative grade point average. These outstanding achievers received special recognition scholarships and cash prizes generously sponsored by Providus Bank and Zenith Bank across various disciplines.

Moreover, two distinguished individuals were conferred honorary degrees for their commendable contributions to society. Dr. Muhammadu Indimi, OFR, Founder/Executive Chairman of Oriental Energy Resources Ltd., was recognized for his significant societal impact. Additionally, Professor Isaac F. Adewole, former Minister of Health and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Ibadan, received accolades for his exemplary achievements in the field.

Nile University’s proactive approach in augmenting its medical program stands as a testament to its commitment to addressing the country’s healthcare needs and fostering academic excellence in the medical sphere.