DENTAL GRADUATE ASSISTANT JOB IN NIGERIA

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Why is Nigeria government not employing Dental Graduate Assistant in the universities like every other department

In an address to the Association and Committee of Vice Chancellors in 2009, One time NUC boss Okojie referred to a regulation called the Benchmark Minimum Academics Standard, or BMAS, which relates to the basic qualification a university teacher must possess. He said:

”If you don’t have a PhD, you cannot teach. It has been an old regulation in the university system. If you graduate with a first class or second class upper, we take you as a graduate assistant. You are a trainee fellow. You are not a lecturer. When you earn your masters, you become an assistant lecturer. You are still not a lecturer.

”A lecturer is an examiner. The day you obtain your PhD, even if you have never worked before, your first appointment is lecturer grade two. What has happened in the past is that because of the dearth of PhD holders, universities employed those with mature masters as a lecturer grade two.” However, Okojie added, an academic without a PhD is not an examiner and is excluded, among other things, from board of examiners’ meetings.
UNTIL WE START EMPLOYING DENTAL GRADUATE ASSISTANTS, THE RATE AT WHICH WE WOULD HAVE MASTER AND PhD HOLDERS WHO CAN TEACH OUR BASIC DENTAL COURSES WOULD REMAIN LOW

Even if we say that medical education is not only regulated by NUC but by MDCN. Though, it is true, the basic medical sciences are thought by non-fellows too. why can’t basic dental sciences too be taught by non-fellows. i feel the dental curriculum should be revised in such a way that it can create rooms for dental degree graduates to teach the basic dental courses

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In an address to the Association and Committee of Vice Chancellors in 2009, One time NUC boss Okojie referred to a regulation called the Benchmark Minimum Academics Standard, or BMAS, which relates to the basic qualification a university teacher must possess. He said:

”If you don’t have a PhD, you cannot teach. It has been an old regulation in the university system. If you graduate with a first class or second class upper, we take you as a graduate assistant. You are a trainee fellow. You are not a lecturer. When you earn your masters, you become an assistant lecturer. You are still not a lecturer.

”A lecturer is an examiner. The day you obtain your PhD, even if you have never worked before, your first appointment is lecturer grade two. What has happened in the past is that because of the dearth of PhD holders, universities employed those with mature masters as a lecturer grade two.” However, Okojie added, an academic without a PhD is not an examiner and is excluded, among other things, from board of examiners’ meetings.
UNTIL WE START EMPLOYING DENTAL GRADUATE ASSISTANTS, THE RATE AT WHICH WE WOULD HAVE MASTER AND PhD HOLDERS WHO CAN TEACH OUR BASIC DENTAL COURSES WOULD REMAIN LOW

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