Foreign medical graduates accused of cheating
Publish date: 04 November 2019
Issue Number: 848
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Namibia’s Anti-Corruption Commission is investigating a case of foreign-trained medical graduates who are accused of cheating in a competency test last month. Pending the investigation, the examination results of 297 foreign-trained medical graduates who sat for the Health Professions Council of Namibia (HPCNA) evaluation on 27 September are being withheld. The Namibian could not establish how many of the graduates are implicated. The evaluation is a compulsory competency test taken by all medical graduates with foreign qualifications. It is a prerequisite for doctors before they are registered as practitioners with the council. In a letter addressed to the graduates, HPCNA CEO Cornelius Weyulu said although the scripts have been marked, there was 'preliminary evidence' that some of the graduates had access to the question paper before the test.