As the effects of the nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) bit harder across the country, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Sunday in Abuja expressed fears over the strike, stating that it is negatively impacting medical education and training of medical professionals in the country.
In a statement made available to, NMA observed that the four-month strike had further worsened the education system that was previously under deterioration.
In the statement, NMA President, Dr. Osahon Enable, said the association “expresses great worry over the inability to resolve the logjam in the universities occasioned by the lingering issue of ASUU and the federal government.”
The body explained that, the impasse has continued to hamper the smooth operation of medical training and education in tertiary institutions.
“We are deeply concerned with the impact of crisis on the quality of university graduates, including medical graduates, as well as the negative impacts of the deteriorating educational system with a lots of capital flight on account of increasing enrolment of Nigerian students in stable foreign universities.”
Further, the NMA called on ASUU and the federal government to expedite action in reaching a common ground for settlement, and ensure the implementation of agreements reached.
Meanwhile, ahead of the Physicians’ Week, the NMA has deplored the contributions of state government to the sustenance of primary healthcare system in the country.
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