The National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) was established by the National Postgraduate Medical College Decree No. 67 of 24th September,1979, now Cap N59 Laws of the Federation 2004. It is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal.
FUNCTIONS OF THE COLLEGE
The College shall have responsibility for the conduct of professional post-graduate examination of candidates in the various specialised branches of medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology and dental surgery and making awards in relation thereto accordingly. This is done through
(i) The accreditation of Training Institutions for the Professional Postgraduate training of doctors and dentists and the periodic publication of a list of such accredited Institutions.
(ii) The organization of professional postgraduate training programmes and curricula as well as the conduct of Continuing Professional development in the various specialized branches of medicine and dentistry and through the various Faculties of the College.
(iii) The conduct of professional postgraduate examination of candidates in the underlisted Faculties, as well as any other Faculties that may be approved from time to time by the appropriate organs of the College.
2. Dental Surgery
3. Family Dentistry
4. Family Medicine
5. Internal Medicine
6. Obstetrics and Gynaecology
8. Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Head and Neck Surgery
12. Public Health and Community Medicine
16. Emergency Medicine
(iv) To carry out any other activities necessary for the furtherance of postgraduate medical education in the country.
The Headquarters of the College is situated at Kilometre 26 on Lagos- Badagry Expressway, Ijanikin, Lagos State. There is a Liaison Office at the premises of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Surulere, Lagos and another one at the premises of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria in Abuja
COMPOSITION AND ORGANS OF THE COLLEGE
(i) COMPOSITION: The College is composed of all Fellows of the College.
(ii) ORGANS OF THE COLLEGE: The affairs of the College is managed by the Governing Board, Senate and the respective Faculty Boards and each exercises such powers as are conferred on it by the enabling Law or any other Laws subsequently made.
FELLOWSHIP OF THE COLLEGE
Fellowship of the College is classified as follows:
(i) Foundation Fellows: These are persons who were elected Fellows in accordance with section 12 (1 & 2) of the Enabling Law on or before the first Examination followed by the first Convocation held on 18th February, 1982.
(ii) Fellows by Examination: These are persons who become Fellows in accordance with S.11 of the Enabling Law.
(iii) Fellows by Election: These are persons who are elected in accordance with section 12(2) of the Enabling Law or under such regulations as the College may make from time to time.
The College may also award Special Fellowship by recognition as follows:
(i) Distinguished Fellows: Who are Fellows of the College who have distinguished themselves in their various specialties and have contributed immensely to the development of the College and the country.
(ii) Honorary Fellows: These are persons who are elected in accordance with Section 12 (1) of the Enabling Law or under such regulations as the College may make from time to time.
(iii) Life Fellows: These are Fellows in any of S.5.1 above who have been in good standing for at least 5 years as Fellows and in addition meet the financial prescription for Life Fellowship.
S.5.3 Associate Fellows
There are two categories:
(i) Associate Fellows by Examination – consists of Trainees who have passed the primary examinations of any of the Faculties and have been in an accredited training post for not less than 6 months
(ii) Associate Fellows by Exemption – These are doctors with qualifications assessed to be equivalent to Part 1 Examination of the College Fellowship following recommendation of the Faculty concerned and approval by the Senate.
Honorary and Associate Fellows shall not have the privilege of voting, becoming delegates or holding office but may be co-opted into Senate or other College Organs.
Distinguished Fellows, being Fellows of the College ab-initio, have these privileges.
Certificate of Fellowship is issued bearing the signatures of the College President, the Chairman of the relevant Faculty and the Registrar of the College.
S.6 GOVERNING BOARD
1. Membership of the Governing Board comprises:
((i) The College President who shall be Chairman
(ii) The College Vice President, member.
(iii) The College Treasurer, member.
(iv) The Chairmen of the constituent Faculties of the College.
(v) The Chairman of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria
(vi) The Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
(vii) The Director of Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health
(viii) The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health or his representative.
(ix) The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance or his representative
(x) The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education or his representative.
(xi) One representative of the Armed Forces, who shall be a fully registered medical or dental practitioner, and in addition, shall possess Fellowship of the College or its equivalent.
(xii) The immediate past President of the College.
(xiii) Chairman of the College Presidents’ Forum
Functions of the Board
The Governing Board shall be the governing body of the College and shall be charged with the general control and superintendence of the policy, finances and property of the College including its public relations.
Membership of the Senate comprises:
(i) The President of the College who shall be Chairman.
(ii) The College Vice President
(iii) The College Treasurer
(iv) The Chairman and Secretary of each Faculty Board
(v) One representative from each Faculty to be referred to as Third Member
(vi) Membership by co-option shall be extended to the immediate past president whose tenure shall be for the duration of the term of his immediate successor.
(vii)Other co-opted members are: Editor – In – Chief of the College Journal, Chairmen of Senate Committees if they are not members of Senate.
(viii) College Registrar – Secretary
Functions of the Senate
The Senate shall have responsibility for the running of the academic affairs of the College including
(a) The organisation and control of courses of study at the College and of the examinations held in connection with those courses; and
(b) The award of degrees, diplomas and such other qualifications as may be prescribed in connection with examinations held as aforesaid
OFFICE OF COLLEGE PRESIDENT
The President shall hold office for two years only. There is no self-succession.
Duties of the College President
(i) He is Chairman of the Governing Board
(ii) He is Chairman of Senate.
(iii) He is an ex-officio member of all College Committees
(iv) He shall have responsibility for the co-ordination and promotion of all activities of the College.
(v) He is the Accounting Officer of the College, responsible for the control of expenditure. In this respect, he is one of the signatories to all accounts- other signatories being the College Treasurer and the College Registrar.
(vi) He shall have responsibility for the signing of all Fellowship diplomas.
(vii) He is the Representative of the College in all outside interests and matters.
(viii) He shall see to the welfare and career development of all staff of the College so that the right caliber staff for the work of the College is retained and encouraged to give their best.
(ix) He shall instruct the Registrar to call statutory and other meeting.
(x) He shall perform all other functions necessary to promote the work of the College.
OFFICE OF COLLEGE VICE-PRESIDENT
There is a Vice President of the College who shall hold office for two years only. There is no self-succession.
Duties of the College Vice President
(i) Presiding at meetings of the Governing Board and Senate in the absence of the College President.
(ii) Carrying out other duties delegated to him by the College President or assigned to him by the College .
OFFICE OF THE COLLEGE TREASURER
The College Treasurer is elected for an initial period of two years and thereafter may be re-elected for only one more term of two years.
Duties of the College Treasurer
(i) He is responsible to the College President.
(ii) He shall oversee the financial affairs of the College and cause accounts of the College to be balanced once a year and audited by a professional accountant to be annually appointed by the Governing Board.
(iii) He shall explore avenues of raising funds for the College.
(iv) He shall see that surplus funds are invested profitably with the approval of the Governing Board.
(v) He is co-signatory to the accounts and cheques of the College.
(vi) He shall act for the Vice – President during periods of absence.
The Faculty Board shall consist of sixteen elected members including the immediate past Chairman and Secretary as ex-officio members for a term of two years only.
Chairman – He must be a Fellow in good standing, (Good Ethical Practice, good Financial Standing – all financial obligations to the College shall have been fulfilled ie Annual dues, Endowment levy and Special levy and any other levies have been paid as at when due), who shall have been a Fellow of the College for at least ten years and must have served on the Board for at least one term of two years.
Secretary – He must be a Fellow in good standing as in (a) above who shall have been a Fellow of the College for at least eight years and must have served on the Faculty Board for at least one term of two years.
Third Senate Member – He must be a Fellow in good standing as in (a) above who shall have been a Fellow of the College for at least eight years and must have served on the Faculty Board for at least one term of two years.
Faculty Board Member: A Fellow in good standing as in (a) above and who has been
a Fellow for at least 8 years and actively participating in College and Faculty
activities shall be eligible for election into the Board.
1. COLLEGE REGISTRAR
A. Appointment. Duties and Qualifications
(i) The Governing Board shall appoint a College Registrar who shall be the Chief Administrative / Accounting Officer of the College and shall be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the College.
(ii) The person holding the office of College Registrar shall, by virtue of that office, be Secretary to the Governing Board and the Senate.
(iii) The College Registrar shall be responsible to the President for the implementation of all policies laid down by the Governing Board of the College.
(iv) No person shall be appointed as College Registrar unless he is a registered medical or dental practitioner, a holder of a registrable postgraduate medical or dental qualification and Fellow of the College for not less than 10 years, duly registered as a specialist by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and with considerable academic and administrative experience.
B. Tenure of Office
The post of College Registrar shall be for an initial term of four years which is renewable for only a subsequent term of four years as may be determined by the Governing Board.
2. DEPUTY REGISTRARS (ACADEMIC, SENATE & GOVERNING BOARD, TRAINING, ACCREDITATION & MONITORING)
The Governing Board shall appoint three Deputy Registrars, namely Deputy Registrar (Academic) and Deputy Registrar (Senate & Governing Board) and Deputy Registrar, Training, Accreditation & Monitoring) who shall have been Fellows for not less than 8 years.
No person shall be appointed as Deputy Registrar unless he / she is a registered medical or dental practitioner, who has also been a Fellow of the College, duly registered for at least eight years as a specialist by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and with considerable administrative experience.
b.Tenure of the Deputy Registrars
The post of the Deputy Registrar shall generally be a pensionable appointment in line with medical tertiary institution appointments but suitable candidates may also be appointed on contract for specified duration.
c. Duties of the Deputy Registrars
The Deputy Registrars shall be responsible to the College Registrar
i) The Deputy Registrar (Academic) shall have responsibility over the execution of academic programmes and conduct of examinations in the College
ii) The Deputy Registrar (S&GB) Administration) shall coordinate Senate and Governing Board Affairs
iii) Deputy Registrar TAM – shall be responsible for training, accreditation and monitoring of the training institutions.
iv) The Deputy Registrars may have their duties interchanged and perform any other duties that may be assigned to them.
This office is the clearing house for all correspondences to College.
All Heads of departments (HOD) report to the College Registrar.
There are seven (7) departments in College namely:
(a) General Administration head is Director, Administration
(b) Academic head is Deputy Registrar
(c) Senate and Governing Board head is Deputy Registrar
(d) Training, Accreditation & Monitoring head is Deputy Registrar
(e) Finance and Accounts head is Director, Finance & Accounts
(g) Internal Audit head is Deputy Director
(h) Works and Planning Department head is Deputy Director