Eko Hot Blog reports that less than 48 Nigerian-trained nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom are under investigation for exam fraud.
According to the report, the nurses and midwives allegedly paid to take computer-based exams that test medical knowledge and is needed to work in Britain.
The investigation was launched after the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) was alerted of “anomalous data”.
Their findings showed that there was “widespread fraudulent activity” at the Yunnik Technologies Test Centre in Ibadan, south-west Nigeria.
The NMC ruled all test results issued by the centre invalid.
The NMC said these individuals will have their cases assessed by an independent panel to determine if they did indeed commit fraud.
This also means that if the panel determines that they did, they would be removed from the register and lose the right to work as nurses or midwives in the UK.
“The Report Indicates That Suspects Can Continue Working in the UK, Raising Concerns”
“Some experts believe that the NMC should suspend these nurses and midwives until their cases are resolved,”
“Andrea Sutcliffe, CEO of NMC, expressed sympathy for the innocent applicants affected by the fraud scandal.”
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