Ukraine is your best option if you are looking for your next steps in education and affordable universities in Europe…
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Rexford has won Media Personality of the year at the NUGS-KHARKIV “Ghana at 63 Independence celebration, handing over & Awards night” . The virtual event took place via zoom due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 and the continuous additions of quarantine and social distancing measures. Rexford was nominated in the category of; Most influential youth, Media personality of the year, Most promising youth and Face of NUGS
The Tema based high life artiste Nautyca who is arguably a nifty singer is currently signed under MOB Records (Tema) managed by Giant Ghanaian award-winning producer, sound engineer and philanthropist. Awal Alhassan known in showbiz as Possi Gee.
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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
5G is the fifth generation of wireless communications technologies supporting cellular data networks. Large-scale adoption began in 2019 and today virtually every telecommunication service provider in the developed world is upgrading its infrastructure to offer 5G functionality. 5G communication requires the use of communications devices (mostly mobile phone) designed to support the technology.
5G – Introduction
Radio technologies have evidenced a rapid and multi-directional evolution with the launch of the analogue cellular systems in 1980s. Thereafter, digital wireless communication systems are consistently on a mission to fulfill the growing need of human beings (1G, …4G, or now 5G).
So, this article describes the 5G technology emphasizing on its salient features, technological design (architecture), advantages, shortcomings, challenges, and future scope.
Salient Features of 5G
5th Generation Mobile Network or simply 5G is the forthcoming revolution of mobile technology. The features and its usability are much beyond the expectation of a normal human being. With its ultra-high speed, it is potential enough to change the meaning of a cell phone usability.
With a huge array of innovative features, now your smart phone would be more parallel to the laptop. You can use broadband internet connection; other significant features that fascinate people are more gaming options, wider multimedia options, connectivity everywhere, zero latency, faster response time, and high quality sound and HD video can be transferred on other cell phone without compromising with the quality of audio and video
5G – Technology
If we look back, we will find that every next decade, one generation is advancing in the field of mobile technology. Starting from the First Generation (1G) in 1980s, Second Generation (2G) in 1990s, Third Generation (3G) in 2000s, Fourth Generation (4G) in 2010s, and now Fifth Generation (5G), we are advancing towards more and more sophisticated and smarter technology.
What is 5G Technology?
The 5G technology is expected to provide a new (much wider than the previous one) frequency bands along with the wider spectral bandwidth per frequency channel. As of now, the predecessors (generations) mobile technologies have evidenced substantial increase in peak bitrate. Then — how is 5G different from the previous one (especially 4G)? The answer is — it is not only the increase in bitrate made 5G distinct from the 4G, but rather 5G is also advanced in terms of −
- High increased peak bit rate
- Larger data volume per unit area (i.e. high system spectral efficiency)
- High capacity to allow more devices connectivity concurrently and instantaneously
- Lower battery consumption
- Better connectivity irrespective of the geographic region, in which you are
- Larger number of supporting devices
- Lower cost of infrastructural development
- Higher reliability of the communications
As researchers say, with the wide range of bandwidth radio channels, it is able to support the speed up to 10 Gbps, the 5G WiFi technology will offer contiguous and consistent coverage − “wider area mobility in true sense.”
5G – Architecture
Architecture of 5G is highly advanced, its network elements and various terminals are characteristically upgraded to afford a new situation. Likewise, service providers can implement the advance technology to adopt the value-added services easily.
However, upgradeability is based upon cognitive radio technology that includes various significant features such as ability of devices to identify their geographical location as well as weather, temperature, etc. Cognitive radio technology acts as a transceiver (beam) that perceptively can catch and respond radio signals in its operating environment. Further, it promptly distinguishes the changes in its environment and hence respond accordingly to provide uninterrupted quality service.
Architecture of 5G
As shown in the following image, the system model of 5G is entirely IP based model designed for the wireless and mobile networks.
The system comprising of a main user terminal and then a number of independent and autonomous radio access technologies. Each of the radio technologies is considered as the IP link for the outside internet world. The IP technology is designed exclusively to ensure sufficient control data for appropriate routing of IP packets related to a certain application connections i.e. sessions between client applications and servers somewhere on the Internet. Moreover, to make accessible routing of packets should be fixed in accordance with the given policies of the user (as shown in the image given below).
The Master Core Technology
As shown in the Figure 5, the 5G MasterCore is convergence point for the other technologies, which have their own impact on existing wireless network. Interestingly, its design facilitates MasterCore to get operated into parallel multimode including all IP network mode and 5G network mode. In this mode (as shown in the image given below), it controls all network technologies of RAN and Different Access Networks (DAT). Since, the technology is compatible and manages all the new deployments (based on 5G), it is more efficient, less complicated, and more powerful.
Surprisingly, any service mode can be opened under 5G New Deployment Mode as World Combination Service Mode (WCSM). WCSM is a wonderful feature of this technology; for example, if a professor writes on the white board in a country – it can be displayed on another white board in any other part of the world besides conversation and video. Further, a new services can be easily added through parallel multimode service.
5G – Time Period Required
Normally, it is expected that the time period required for the 5G technology development and its implementation is about five years more from now (by 2020). But to becoming usable for the common people in developing countries, it could be even more.
Graph 1 − Showing the Timeline of all previous generation technologies.
Expected Time Length
By considering the multiple utility and various fashionable salient features, researchers are anticipating that this technology will be in use until 2040s.
5G – Applications
5G technology is adorned with many as well as distinct features, which applicability is useful for a wide range people irrespective of their purposes (as shown in the mweb image).
Applications of 5G
Some of the significant applications are −
- It will make unified global standard for all.
- Network availability will be everywhere and will facilitate people to use their computer and such kind of mobile devices anywhere anytime.
- Because of the IPv6 technology, visiting care of mobile IP address will be assigned as per the connected network and geographical position.
- Its application will make world real Wi Fi zone.
- Its cognitive radio technology will facilitate different version of radio technologies to share the same spectrum efficiently.
- Its application will facilitate people to avail radio signal at higher altitude as well.
5G – Advancement
Application of 5G is very much equivalent to accomplishment of dream. It is integrated with beyond the limit advance features in comparison to the previous technologies.
In comparison to previous radio technologies, 5G has following advancement −
- Practically possible to avail the super speed i.e. 1 to 10 Gbps.
- Latency will be 1 millisecond (end-to-end round trip).
- 1,000x bandwidth per unit area.
- Feasibility to connect 10 to 100 number of devices.
- Worldwide coverage.
- About 90% reduction in network energy usage.
- Battery life will be much longer.
- Whole world will be in wi fi zone.
5G – Advantages & Disadvantages
5th generation technology offers a wide range of features, which are beneficial for all group of people including, students, professionals (doctors, engineers, teachers, governing bodies, administrative bodies, etc.) and even for a common man.
There are several advantages of 5G technology, some of the advantages have been shown in the above Ericsson image, and many others are described below −
- High resolution and bi-directional large bandwidth shaping.
- Technology to gather all networks on one platform.
- More effective and efficient.
- Technology to facilitate subscriber supervision tools for the quick action.
- Most likely, will provide a huge broadcasting data (in Gigabit), which will support more than 60,000 connections.
- Easily manageable with the previous generations.
- Technological sound to support heterogeneous services (including private network).
- Possible to provide uniform, uninterrupted, and consistent connectivity across the world.
|Some Other Advantages for the Common People|
|Parallel multiple services, such as you can know weather and location while talking with other person.|
|You can control your PCs by handsets.|
|Education will become easier − A student sitting in any part of world can attend the class.|
|Medical Treatment will become easier & frugal − A doctor can treat the patient located in remote part of the world.|
|Monitoring will be easier − A governmental organization and investigating offers can monitor any part of the world. Possible to reduce the crime rate.|
|Visualizing universe, galaxies, and planets will be possible.|
|Possible to locate and search the missing person.|
|Possible, natural disaster including tsunami, earthquake etc. can be detected faster.|
Disadvantages of 5G Technology
Though, 5G technology is researched and conceptualized to solve all radio signal problems and hardship of mobile world, but because of some security reason and lack of technological advancement in most of the geographic regions, it has following shortcomings −
- Technology is still under process and research on its viability is going on.
- The speed, this technology is claiming seems difficult to achieve (in future, it might be) because of the incompetent technological support in most parts of the world.
- Many of the old devices would not be competent to 5G, hence, all of them need to be replaced with new one — expensive deal.
- Developing infrastructure needs high cost.
- Security and privacy issue yet to be solved.
5G – Challenges
Challenges are the inherent part of the new development; so, like all technologies, 5G has also big challenges to deal with. As we see past i.e. development of radio technology, we find very fast growth. Starting from 1G to 5G, the journey is merely of about 40 years old (Considering 1G in 1980s and 5G in 2020s). However, in this journey, the common challenges that we observed are lack of infrastructure, research methodology, and cost.
Still, there are dozens of countries using 2G and 3G technologies and don’t know even about 4G, in such a condition, the most significant questions in everyone’s mind are −
- How far will 5G be viable?
- Will it be the technology of some of the developed countries or developing countries will also get benefit of this?
To understand these questions, the challenges of 5G are categorized into the following two headings −
- Technological Challenges
- Common Challenges
- Inter-cell Interference − This is one of the major technological issues that need to be solved. There is variations in size of traditional macro cells and concurrent small cells that will lead to interference.
- Efficient Medium Access Control − In a situation, where dense deployment of access points and user terminals are required, the user throughput will be low, latency will be high, and hotspots will not be competent to cellular technology to provide high throughput. It needs to be researched properly to optimize the technology.
- Traffic Management − In comparison to the traditional human to human traffic in cellular networks, a great number of Machine to Machine (M2M) devices in a cell may cause serious system challenges i.e. radio access network (RAN) challenges, which will cause overload and congestion.
- Multiple Services − Unlike other radio signal services, 5G would have a huge task to offer services to heterogeneous networks, technologies, and devices operating in different geographic regions. So, the challenge is of standardization to provide dynamic, universal, user-centric, and data-rich wireless services to fulfil the high expectation of people.
- Infrastructure − Researchers are facing technological challenges of standardization and application of 5G services.
- Communication, Navigation, & Sensing − These services largely depend upon the availability of radio spectrum, through which signals are transmitted. Though 5G technology has strong computational power to process the huge volume of data coming from different and distinct sources, but it needs larger infrastructure support.
- Security and Privacy − This is one of the most important challenges that 5G needs to ensure the protection of personal data. 5G will have to define the uncertainties related to security threats including trust, privacy, cyber-security, which are growing across the globe.
- Legislation of Cyberlaw − Cyber-crime and other fraud may also increase with the high speed and ubiquitous 5G technology. Therefore, legislation of the Cyber-law is also an imperative issue, which largely is governmental and political (national as well as international issue) in nature.
5G – Future Scope
Several researches and discussions are going on across the world among technologists, researchers, academicians, vendors, operators, and governments about the innovations, implementation, viability, and security concerns of 5G.
As proposed, loaded with multiple advance features starting from the super high speed internet service to smooth ubiquitous service, 5G will unlock many of the problems. However, the question is — in a situation, where the previous technologies (4G and 3G) are still under process and in many parts yet to be started; what will be the future of 5G?
5th generation technology is designed to provide incredible and remarkable data capabilities, unhindered call volumes, and immeasurable data broadcast within the latest mobile operating system. Hence, it is more intelligent technology, which will interconnect the entire world without limits. Likewise, our world would have universal and uninterrupted access to information, communication, and entertainment that will open a new dimension to our lives and will change our life style meaningfully.
Moreover, governments and regulators can use this technology as an opportunity for the good governance and can create healthier environments, which will definitely encourage continuing investment in 5G, the next generation technology.
As we celebrate Ghanaian music, Dj K Crakk has compiled some of the best hits from stay jay, this mix is nothing but great, enjoy.
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Edmond Owusu is a final year Software Engineering student at OpenLab NIIT. Few months ago, Edmund developed a payment application which allows the transfer of money from your bank account to your mobile money account and vice versa. He calls it ‘’Virtualpay’’. After the news went rival, Edmund has been nominated for the 2021 edition of UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards under the category of Best Student of the year and Best Software Developer Engineer.
Edmund has overcome the challenges of living with cerebral palsy and is making a lot of progress in his academics. ’’ I want to be a big time Software Developer’’ he says.
Today we celebrate Edmund a confident and industrious student.
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Dubai, UAE, 16 September 2021 – To support its planned ramp-up operations, Emirates has begun a worldwide campaign to recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees to join its Dubai hub over the next six months.
These roles are Dubai-based positions and frontline customer-facing roles, and both jobs offer exciting opportunities for friendly, energetic, and service-oriented people to meet and interact with the world as Emirates’ brand ambassadors. Candidates interested in joining Emirates as cabin crew or as an airport services agent can find out more about the job requirements and submit their application on www.emiratesgroupcareers.com.
Emirates has gradually restored its network operations in line with the easing of travel restrictions around the world, and over the past months, it has been recalling pilots, cabin crew and other operational employees who were stood down when the pandemic forced a drastic reduction in flights last year.
The airline currently flies to over 120 cities, representing 90% of its pre-pandemic network, and it plans to restore 70% of its capacity by the end of the year, including bringing back more of its iconic A380 aircraft into active service.
One of the most dynamic global cities, Dubai has also led the world in its response to the pandemic thanks to its strong leadership and public-private sector cooperation. The rapid vaccination roll-out in the United Arab Emirates, and clear pandemic protocols have enabled Dubai to quickly and safely re-open to international tourism and business activities since July 2020.
Dubai continues to attract people from all over the world with its welcoming culture, tax-free environment, and leading infrastructure for living, working and recreation.
In July, Ghana’s musical icon Sarkodie released his highly-anticipated album titled ‘No Pressure’. Tomorrow, the Recording Academy will publish its first interview with Sarkodie, one of Africa’s biggest names, on GRAMMY.com.
Watch the trailer below, and stay tuned for the full episode of Sarkodie’s interview, set to debut on Wednesday, September 15 at 10 AM PST/5 PM GMT.
Toufik World Organization officials announced that their international public health conference is on track to be held virtually from July 30th – August 1st, 2021. This year’s conference centers around the theme “The Field of Public Health: How Students Can Get Involved.”
“The scientific program includes Keynote & Panel sections.” Says Abdul-Rahman Toufik, CEO and Founder of Toufik World Organization. “It is the goal of the organizers to make this meeting an event of scientific excellence, attractive to both industrial and academic scientists in public health.” Toufik added.
“The major objective of the conference is to create a platform for youth networks, social organizations and to introduce undergraduate students around the world to the field of Public Health.” Wireko Andrew Awuah, President of Toufik World Organization stated.
The conference will feature 4 keynote speakers:
Rachael Donalds MPA, MS is founder and CEO of Biosay, Inc. The culmination of a personal and professional journey, Biosay has been developed to empower people and communities to crowdsource wellness. With a long-held interest in the factors and strategies that contribute to individual and community health and wellness, Rachael’s professional career began at Brown University where she developed research design and evaluation of behavioural interventions for her BA in Psychology and Master in Public Affairs. Taking a post as Director of Operations and Assistant Director of Admissions for a psychiatric residential treatment program in the greater Boston area enabled her to apply research insights and develop her interest in public health interventions and strategies. Subsequent to graduating from Harvard School of Public Health, Rachael designed Biosay as a mobile public health intervention to reduce stress through increasing awareness of how our environments impact our well-being. Biosay was accepted to the Harvard Venture Incubation Program at the Harvard Innovation Lab, and to the competitive Harvard Launch Lab. In addition to developing and launching Biosay, Rachael is currently completing her Ph.D. at Boston University, and is a clinical psychology resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and holds an appointment as a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. She serves on the Editorial Board for the Harvard Public Health Review. A vocal champion of the opportunities offered by considered e-health intervention that harness big data, she has spoken on the relevance of Digital Determinants of Health at TEDx and published articles ranging from the use of stem cell lines in the treatment of anxiety and depression to applying the biopsychosocial model in the assessment of resilience and the remission of chronic illness.
Adam Eid Ramsey, MD is an editorial board member at the Harvard Public Health Review, the CEO of the NYC Daily Post and a contributing medical writer for the Los Angeles Tribune. He works at the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, New York. He is a world- renowned lecturer, an entrepreneur and the author of more than 100 medical papers, articles, reports and manuscripts. Prior to his current roles, he served as the Alt-Resident Representative to the Board of Directors at the NY State Academy of Family Physicians and a Board Member of its Operations Commission as well as its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce in 2020-2021. He was also a research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School as well as a college professor at various institutions including Upper Iowa University, Nunez and Delgado community Colleges.
Dr. Michael Alumuku is a current University of Global Health Equity Scholar in the Msc Global Health Delivery prgram, University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda. He is the Founder of African Young Leaders for Global Health, a youth led organization with members in 42 African Countries that aims to strengthen health systems in Africa through research, capacity building and advocacy to influence health policies at the national and international level. He is so an alumnus of the Young Professionals in Public Health Leadership program of the West African Institute of Public Health, Contributed a book chapter in the Casebook on “advocacy in public health” published by the World Federation of Public Health Associations. He has several publications in peer reviewed journals.
Heather Tillewein is a Harvard Fellow and a Fellow for the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Tillewein also is an associate editor for the Harvard Public Health Review. She also is the Communications Chair for the LGBTQ Health Caucus for the American Public Health Association. Dr. Tillewein also serves on the executive committee and on the policy committee for the LGBTQ Health Caucus. She holds a PhD in Health Education from Southern Illinois University and holds an MPH and BHS from the University of Missouri. Currently, Dr. Tillewein works as an adjunct professor for Austin Peay State University. Her research focuses on health barriers among marginalized sexual identity and gender identity populations. Dr. Tillewein also focuses on sexual health and mental health in her research.
Additionally, the conference will feature 10 panel speakers:
Ghanaian Born rapper Stormzy is sponsoring 30 black students at the University of Cambridge in the UK.
This is one of the ways the rapper is impacting lives with his talent and fame as a rapper in the United Kingdom.
In 2018 for instance, Stormzy in collaboration with HSBC Bank, UK and University of Cambridge gave 30 black students scholarship.
The good news, as was shared by Stormzy himself is that, another batch will have the one in a lifetime opportunity to pursue their dreams at the prestigious University.
The £20,000-a-year scholarships will fund tuition fees and maintenance costs for 10 new Black students each year for the duration of their degree courses at the University of Cambridge.
Stormzy took to his Facebook page to announce as follows:
For 30 more Black students to have the opportunity to study at University of Cambridge – the same year our initial 2018 scholars graduate – feels like an incredible milestone. Thank you to HSBC UK for their significant donation and of course, Cambridge University for always backing our mission. I hope this scholarship continues to serve as a small reminder to young Black students that the opportunity to study at one of the best universities in the world is theirs for the taking 🙏🏿❤️
The TESCON United Kingdom, Wales Coordinator, Emmanuel Victor Paa Asante with a Tweet calling all Ghanaian youth to devoid of their political colors and affiliation owns up and has emphasize all to stand up and flight for the country.
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This blog might create a disbelief in the heart of some on my part so far as religion or faith is concerned. This will also be a wake up call to some religious leaders “only if they read this biblical blog”.
The just ended Vodafone Ghana Music awards made some media gurus like kwadwo sheldon on YouTube and also other folks on Ghana airwaves vocalize the religious disparity between secular artist and Gospel artist. The debate on where they stand because of the genre of music they do is not going to be done today.
Most interestingly most the Genesis of most these tagged secular artist was from the church. This is then brings us to the question you all don’t want to ask, “what happened”? Is it money or the fame that pulled them out of the choir into the world to make such music?
Is it also because In church they were not having the support from their leaders and the church entirely but rather someone out there gave them all this love, appreciation, value, support, to mention but a few and that in a way gingered them to make this great switch?
Here in Ukraine I can boast of so many talents in churches. Talk of Miqdad, A D, Justice and the others that are massively doing awesome. How important are their talent to their churches. How’s the church scheming it affairs to help keep these guys in shape. How’s the church thinking of how they can manage these talents to bring Glory and souls to God and also at least some money into their accounts.
Are we going to see their worth when they switch? Are we waiting to tell the world how they used to be part of the choir but now no more after they switch?
To the various churches and religious leaders all I have to say is these folks are sheep that bleats differently. Act now or say nothing at the aftermath.
Ghanaian hailing from the very best communities in Ghana – Fadama – Mustapha grew up with his cousin (Anwar) and Aunty.
At the early stages of his life, he was training to be an Arabic Scholar and started his schooling years at an Arabic school where he attended 3 different Arabic school a day. For this reason, he is able to speak and read Arabic fluently. At the age of 9 he decided he wanted to go to school and therefore joined his cousin at Kingdom Preparatory School in Fadama where he started nursery. Being an intelligent being he was appointed as a school prefect and was able to catch up to his age mates therefore managing to skip several years and joining his peers in Junior High at St Lawrence Catholic School at the age of 14. For this reason, Mustpaha enjoys singing hymns and often plays famous Ghanaian worship and praise songs in his spare time. Mustapha continued to prosper in his schooling days and was also appointed as a prefect at St Lawrence School.
Following his BECE completing with a minimum of 6 A’s, Mustapha went on to gain admission at Ghana National College in Cape Coast, though this was disheartening for him as his dream college was Mfantipm. At Afedu Royal House where Mustapha pursued his studies in general science, he was very highly respected. In his own words he passed through a very difficult training programme as Afedu House was infamous for being the most stubborn house on campus. During his student years, Mustapha impacted many students lives. Though he was surrounded by stubborn students, he made it a point not to be influenced by their bad behaviours, and rather influenced the boys at the house. In the words of some of his mates, “Mustapha was the light shining in the darkness at Afedu House.”
During his student years at Ghana National, he aspired to be a senior head boy in academics. Although he passed the vetting stages, he was not granted to read his manifesto owing to his religious background. Though this was disheartening, Mustapha did not give up and went on to implement the changes he would have liked to see by becoming Ghana Muslim Student Association (GMSA) president and helping be the voice of Muslim students who would’ve been discriminated against by the school. Some of the changes Mustapha achieved during his reign were for example, during Ramadan, food will be reserved for Muslims prior to and after fasting. Secondly, Muslims were no longer obliged to attend Sunday Church services. He rather enabled that Muslims to be given a place of worship where they could pray and carry their daily rituals. Following this, though he was not officially the head boy, most issues affecting final year students were brought to his attention for resolution. This is where Mustapha’s leadership journey truly started.
Mustapha continued his education in Ukraine in 2015 following the advice of his cousin Anwar about study opportunities in Ukraine. His degree was in medicine and surgery. The first thought Mustapha had on arrival was that he would become the president of the National Unions of Ghana Students (NUGS) – Ukraine. In his first two years Mustapha learnt Russian and was able to converse fluently with locals hence making him a favourite with several of the Ukraine school officials. Following this he then began to take up leadership roles listed below:
- Public relations officer – Dnipro Chapter (2017 – 2018)
- President – Dnipro Chapter (2018 – 2019)
- Vice President – NUGS Ukraine (2018 – 2019)
- President – NUGS Ukraine (2019 – 2020)
- Trustee Board Member – GUGS (2019 – Present)
As a student Mustapha co-started his company Planaria Medical Agency where he taught students KROK lessons and also signed a tutorship contract with Medlink.
Mustapha graduated from the Dnipro State Medical University as one of the top 2% of his class in the degree, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He is now due to start working as a medical doctor with the aims of specialising in medicine.
As a young child, Joseph Allor-Annan would always accompany his grandma for her routine hospital visits. There a new world opened up to him. Witnessing young doctors in lab coats and the altruistic care they gave to patients left an enduring impression on him and his current career choice.
As a firm believer that with the right motivation and perseverance nothing is out of anyone’s reach and a new dream in heart, he studied earnestly and to offer science in St. Augustine’s College.
Joseph, as an avid Formula 1 fan, is inspired by Lewis Hamilton who notwithstanding his background has made a name for himself as one of the best racers. “Still we rise”… a quote emblazoned on Joseph’s heart is his driving force to become a doctor and thus consequently graduating with honors from Saratov State Medical University.
During his time in medical school, he successfully led the electoral commission of NUGS Saratov and Audit committee of NUGS Russia.
On 26th February 2021, a total number of Four Hundred and Thirty-Nine (439) foreign trained doctors wrote the Licensure Registration Exams. Interviews were conducted subsequently on (date). The cost of the exams was $770 (GHS4,543.00) per candidate.
As duly communicated to us by the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) the results were to be released within a period of two (2) to four (4) weeks
from the date of the exams. Overwhelmingly, it has been more than seventeen (17) weeks (Four (4)
months) since the date of the exams. The results have neither been released nor has there been a communiqué from the MDC detailing the
reasons for the unprecedented delay.
All attempts to obtain answers have proved futile. Constant enquiry visits at the Council left us rather devastated; we are always told to keep waiting to be contacted. As we pen down this letter we are still waiting in
To our utter dismay, the MDC registered another batch of foreign trained doctors for a licensure exams which was conducted on 25th June 2021.
Aside that, registration is ongoing for the next batch of Medical and Dental candidates as well as Physician Assistants (PA’s) to sit for the exams in October and November 2021 respectively. This leaves us
concerned about what the future holds for us.
Another worrying issue is that, candidates who fail the exam are allowed
to resit after showing evidence of having done a structured clinical attachment for not less than twenty (20)weeks. As it stands, this won’t be
ssible this time around, since October is eleven (11) weeks away and no results have been released. This leaves no time for adequate preparation if
a candidate fails and decides to resit for the exams in October..
We are therefore disheartened at the current situation and wish to use your
esteemed platforms to chum out our grievances. Our future lies in uncertainty. It is therefore our considered hope that by this address our
grievances will be heard speedily.
Signed: Aggrieved Foreign Trained Doctors. cc: Medical and Dental Council (MDC)