49 Foreign Medical Students trained in Kano

By Acheme Jack, Kano


Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, AKTH, Kano says it has accepted 49 International undergraduate students from European, Asian and African countries for a clinical attachment in various fields of medical sciences.

The majority of the attaches were medical students who came for practical attachment with Professors and Consultants, while others were pharmacy and nursing students.

This was contained in a statement issued by AKTH Media Adviser, Salisu Nai’nna.

The 31 year old Aminu Kano hospital was established in August 1988 and reputable for training in Surgery, Medicine and allied courses.

The Hospital said in a statement that “ clinical attachment provides an opportunity for medical, pharmaceutical and nursing students to gain an overview of medical processes by observing professors or consultants in a relevant specialty at work.”

The European students were from the United Kingdom, Turkey, and Hungry, while those from Asian countries were from China, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

It further stated that students from African countries that were accepted for their elective clinical attachment in the teaching hospital were from Egypt, the Republic of Benin, Uganda, Ghana, and Sudan.

A breakdown of the data on the clinical attachment contained in the Hospital’s  Annual Report,  showed that 24 of the students were from the famous October 6 University, Cairo, Egypt; four from Batter Medical College, Saudi Arabia while five students came from two Chinese Universities, the Liaoning Medical University, and the Southeast University.”

”Two of the students were from the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom; three from two Universities in Turkey and one student from the University of Debrecen, Hungry. Three students were attached to AKTH from SEGI University, Malaysia,’’ said the statement.

It noted that universities in Africa that sent their students for elective clinical attachment to the hospital in addition to the October 6 University Cairo, include the Kampala International University and Cavendish University, Uganda; Afriford University, Cotonou, Republic of Benin and Sudan International University.

The statement said; ”the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital also accepted 103 Midwifery Students from the Kano State College of Nursing and six from the National Open University of Nigeria for a clinical attachment in the reporting period.”

The attachment contributes in showing that the attaches meet the standards of competence, care, and conduct expected of doctors, pharmacists and nurses.


Mercy Chukwudiebere