UniAbuja gets approval to graduate medical students after 13 years

The University of Abuja (UniAbuja) has received approval from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) to prepare its medical students for the final MBBS examinations.

This is coming 13 years after the university’s commencement of the medical programme.

The UniAbuja medical school which took off in 2005 has witnessed series of crisis over the non-accreditation of its courses.

According to a statement issued yesterday by the Acting Registrar of the council, Dr. Tajudeen Sanusi, the approval was sequel to the final accreditation visit to the university by the MDCN on November 1, 2017.

The statement added that the situation changed two years ago with the provision of required facilities leading to the approval by the MDCN.

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The council urged the university to proceed with the processes leading to the final MBBS examinations for its students.

It also directed that “You must notify council to send observers to the examinations at the appropriate time.”

In another development, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the interim accreditation of the Computer Science and Microbiology courses of the university.

Director of Accreditation of NUC, Dr. Noel B. Saliu, while conveying the commission’s updated review of the May/June 2017 accreditation results to the university in a letter, said the interim accreditation status was valid for two years after which the programmes would be revisited.

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