Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has tasked the Anatomical Society of Nigeria to come up with an improved method of teaching anatomy in the country.
He threw the challenge while receiving leaders and members of the association who paid him a courtesy call on Thursday.
The monarch urged members of the association to embrace modern techniques in teaching the subject in tertiary institution in the country.
He also urged governments to supply modern equipment for teaching of the subjects in their respective higher institutions.
The Sultan who was appointed the grand patron of the association also commended the members for the move so far made on the subject.
He also commended them for their relentless efforts in ensuring the moribund anatomy Act of 1933 was amended in tandem with the modern challenges.
Earlier, the Guest Speaker and President, International Federations of Associations of Anatomy, Professor Beverley Kramer said thanked the Sultan for his continuous support and encouragement to the association and medical education of girl child.
In his remarks, the President of the Association in Nigeria, Professor Tamunotonye Jacks said they were in Sokoto for the 15th annual scientific conference and general meeting with the theme ‘Re-designing the teaching of anatomy in Africa: Prospect and challenges.’
According to Jacks, the society had taken proactive step to overhaul the B.Sc. Anatomy curriculum in order to position it for entrepreneurial base and competitiveness.