This accreditation is coming barely two years after the establishment of the first medical science university in the country.
The accreditation followed the verification conducted by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) in October to ascertain the facilities and human resources available for the training of medical and dental students. This was contained in a statement by Temitope Oluwatuyi of the institution’s Public Relations Department.
In a letter dated October 18, 2017, the Acting Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, Dr. T. A. B Sanusi, said with the approval, the university can now conduct the first MBBS professional and BDS examinations.
This examination will allow the students’ progress to the next stage of their training programmes. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Friday Okonofua, described the accreditation as a laudable milestone in the history of UNIMED. Okonofua appreciated the Visitor to the university, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, for his support to the institution.
Some members of staff of the university commended the VC and described him as a visionary leader who has used his experience to bring great developments to the institution.