The National Leadership of AMLSN yesterday Sept 22, 2016 had a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of NUC- Prof Rasheed Abubakar Adamu and some of the management Staff of NUC.
AMLSN team was led by the National President Alh Toyosi Y Raheem.
Issues discussed included:
1. Appreciation to the Executive Secretary on the roles played by him to ensure commencement of MLS in BUK when he was then Vice Chancellor of BUK
2. Congratulatorty/ Solidarity words to him by AMLSN and her members nationwide.
3. Faculty status for MLS programmes in Universities offering MLS programmes.
4. Adoption of MLSD curriculum as recommended by WAHO for west African countries.
5. Removal of suspension placed on new universities willing to run MLS programme.
6. Better mutual working relationship between MLSCN and NUC among many other issues.
In his response, the Executive Secretary of NUC appreciated AMLSN delegation, advocated for better understanding of the regulatory roles of NUC and those of the regulatory bodies such as MLSCN, MDCN, PCN, COREN, ICAN, ANAN etc. He observed that the lack of the understanding had led to frictions between NUC and some of the regulatory bodies and professionals. He immediately promised that NUC will review the ban placed on applications by other universities willing to run MLS program.
On MLSD program, he promised to act accordingly as long as the entry point for MLSD programme will be sorted out with NCE which AMLSN leadership replied in affirmative.
The Executive Secretary advised AMLSN and other professional bodies to set up training institutions where professionals on leaving universities will be further trained on how to become well moulded professionals as done by ANAN and Lawyers who need to attend school of accountancy in Jos and the Law school respectively after leaving the universities by those who read accountancy and law.
The Executive Secretary narrated his experiences in the US and Dubai where Medical Laboratory Science profession is highly respected before any treatment or management of health conditions.
He was pleased to see AMLSN leadership in the very important advocacy/courtesy visit to NUC.
The National President promised that a follow up visit will further come up which will include committee of MLS in Academics and MLSCN during which implementable MLSD curriculum shall be laid before the NUC.
Conclusively, it was a memorable meeting the Executive Secretary of NUC, Director of standard/programmes and other principal officers of NUC were highly delighted and freely exchanged pleasantry with AMLSN delegation.
Other details will be given when we meet in Taraba during the National Conference.
To God be the glory!
Alh TY Raheem,
National President, AMLSN.