The Joint Admissions an d Matriculation Board has conducted qualifying examination for the West African College of Surgeons (WACS).
This information was contained in the current edition of JAMBulletin made available to The Shield Online by Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB Head of Media.
The bulletin stated that “Some 2784 certified medical doctors sat the examination in Accra and Kumasi in Ghana as well as Abuja, Enugu and Ibadan in Nigeria.
The West African College of Surgeons trains high calibre surgeons to provide accessible high quality surgical services throughout the sub-region.
“To sit this examination, one must have first possessed a basic medical degree or qualification recognised and registrable by the local medical council; must have served the pre-registration year/years in their own country or in any other country accepted by the local medical council and must have been fully registered. The preliminary screening for the examination and other in-house assessment and training requirements are conducted by the West African College of Surgeons while candidates’ names and other essential details are forwarded to the Board in order to make necessary preparations for the examination.
“The examination, which was held for four days in the six examination towns, was successfully conducted in accordance with global best testing practices. The examination was for Part I/Membership; Part II /Fellowship and Post-Fellowship Diploma in Trauma Care. The candidates were examined in the areas of Dental Surgery; Anaesthesia; Obstetrics & G y n a e c o l o g y ; Ophthalmology; Neurosurgery; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, etc. The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq O l o y e d e , w h o m o n i t o r e d t h e examination remotely said, ”The Board’s major priority is to continue to live up to the expectations of stakeholders. This is an international examination for doctors who desire to be among the top echelon of medical practice. As such, an exercise of this nature cannot be given to an agency that has not made integrity its watchword. To whom much is given so much is also expected.”
“The Board has of late become the first port of call of many reputable agencies that desire to conduct seamless examinations for their promotion exercises, professional qualifications or recruitment. As a global examination body, the Board has designed a template of service that is comparable to those being offered in any part of the world and that is precisely the reason why it is being patronised by diverse entities at home and abroad.”