The 115th Senate meeting of the College approved that the year 2019 should provide an opportunity to celebrate the commencement of Postgraduate Medical Training in Nigeria. It would be recalled that the proposals of the Nigeria Medical Council to commence postgraduate training were given legal backing by the Decree No. 44 of 1969 which subsequently led to awards of Fellowships by examination from 1976. Fifty years of this development, the first in West Africa (which translated to our College in 1979), is worthy of celebration in a grand manner.
The Senate approved that for the 50th Anniversary celebrations the 2019 Convocation ceremony should be joined to the Annual Scientific Conference and All Fellows’ (ASCAF) Congress and should be held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja from 16th to 21st of September 2019.