The Best Federal Universities That Offer Medicine In Nigeria

Medical Science Is an important part to the world because it has to deal with human life and the life's of living things around our environment. If you want to study medicine you have to go for the best universities because it has to deal with human life, so for that case you need the best universities with high medical facilities that will give full experience of a medical personel. 

So to choose the best universities of your choice I think it is important to go through this article because we will be showing you the best Medical University in Nigeria.

The Top 10 University In Nigeria For Medicine

Below are the list of the top universities in Nigeria that offers medicine and their details, the university that offers high facilities of medicines
  1. University of Ibadan (UI)
  2. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU IFE)
  3. University Of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  4. Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (ABU Zaria)
  5. University Of Lagos (UNILAG)
  6. University of Benin (Great UNIBEN)
  7. Lagos State University (LASU)
  8. University Of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)
  9. Delta State University Abraka (DELSU)
  10. Niger Delta University (NDU)

01 University Of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan (UI) is the oldest Nigerian university,[2][3] and is located five miles (8 kilometres) from the centre of the major city of Ibadan in Western Nigeria. It is popularly known as Unibadan or UI.

Besides the College of Medicine, there are now 11 other faculties: Arts, Science, Agriculture Renewable natural resources , Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Technology, Law, Public Health, and Dentistry and economics, environmental design and management(proposed) The university has residential and sports facilities for staff and students on campus, as well as separate botanical and zoological gardens. 

In September 2016, it became the first Nigerian university to make the top 1000 in Times Higher Education rankings. Prior to that, it had always made the top African 10 in Webometrics Rankings. Its management envisions UI becoming one of the top 100 universities in the world in the near future.

University Of Ibadan Faculties

  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Arts
  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Law
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health
  • Science
  • Technology
  • The Social Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Renewable natural resources
  • economics
  • environmental design and management (proposed)
    In August 2011 Ruqayyah Ahmed Rufa'i, the then Nigerian Minister of Education, announced that the University of Ibadan would host the Nigerian node of the Pan-African University, the Institute of Earth and Life Sciences.
A major arm of College of Medicine (which comprises the faculties of Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Dentistry and Public Health) is located about five kilometres from the main university, within the structure of The University College Hospital. 

The college has a dormitory for students who are in their clinical years of study. The college was created in August 1980 and some of her past provosts are Oluwole Akande, Isaac Folorunso Adewole, and Akinyinka Omigbodun.

The University, through her website, advised applicants who applied for 2017/2018 session admission into undergraduate studies in the Faculty Pharmacy, to change their courses, as the course will not be taken in the 2017/2018 session. 

This is because the accreditation status of the programme had been denied by The National Universities Commission. Candidates are therefore advised to either change to another University or change their course in the University of Ibadan.

02 Obafemi Awolowo University

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a federal government owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. The university was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962 as the University of Ife by the regional government of Western Nigeria, led by late chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola, and was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987), first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria, whose brainchild the university was.

The Medical and Health Centre, with its medical doctors, nurses and medical health care workers is a primary health care centre, which provides hazardous primary health care services to the community, ensures health care for the poor and children and adults whose lives are endangered, and provides health education services on demand. 

It operates a 24-hour service and has 16 bed spaces for admitting patients. The Health Centre is divided into nine functional units, namely, Medical Consultation Unit, Nursing Unit, Maternity Unit, Pharmacy Unit, Environmental Health Unit, Laboratory Unit, Radiology Unit, Records Unit, Central Administration Unit and Driving Unit.

Obafemi Awolowo University faculties

  1. Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences,
  2. Faculty of Clinical Sciences,
  3. Faculty of Dentistry,
  4. Institute of Public Health, etc.

Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

The faculty of basic medical sciences is Consisting of ten (10) Different Departments:
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Haematology and Immunology
  • Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Morbid Anatomy and Forensic Medicine
  • Nursing Science
  • Physiological Sciences

Faculty of Clinical Sciences

These faculty of clinical science is Consisting of ten (10) Departments:
  • Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
  • Community Health
  • Dermatology and Venereology
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
  • Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

Faculty of Dentistry

These faculty of Dentistry is Consisting of four(4) Departments:
  • Child Dental Health
  • Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Pathology
  • Preventive and Community Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry

03 University Of Ilorin

University of Ilorin, also known as Unilorin, is a federal government university located in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.

It was established by a decree of the Federal Military Government in 1975 and is a federal government owned tertiary institution of education located in Ilorin, Kwara State, western Nigeria.[1][2] The ancient city of Ilorin, capital of Kwara State, is about 300 km from Lagos and 500 km from Abuja, the country's administrative capital. The institution's land mass is among the largest in Nigeria covering approximately 5000 hectares.

University Of Ilorin Faculties

  • The Faculty of Agriculture
  • The Faculty of Arts
  • The Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • The Faculty of Business & Social Sciences
  • The Faculty of Clinical Sciences
  • The Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences
  • The Faculty of Education
  • The Faculty of Engineering & Technology
  • The Faculty of Law
  • The Faculty of Sciences

04 Amadu Bello University

The establishment of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) began in 1961 following the recommendation of the Ashby Commission on "Post-School Certificate and Higher Education in Nigeria". A Law establishing a Provisional Council for the University was passed by the Legislature of Northern Nigeria in April while the Council itself was constituted in November, 1961, under the Chairmanship of the Hon. Shettima Kashim, CBE, who later became Sir K</>ashim Ibrahim KCMG, CBE. Sir Norman Stanley Alexander, a New Zealander and a Professor of Physics at the University College, Ibadan, was appointed the First Principal, later Vice-Chancellor, of the University in July and he assumed office in November, 1961.

Ahmadu Bello University began full operation in 1962, on the cites of these educational institutions: the defunct Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, founded in 1955; the Clerical Training Centre, Kongo, founded in 1957; the Samaru Agricultural Research Station, established in  1924, and the Shika Livestock Farm, started in 1928. The University was named after SirAhmadu Bello (1901-1966), "the Sardauna of Sokoto" and the Premier of Northern Nigeria. 

As the first Chancellor of the' University, Sir Ahmadu Bello performed its Opening Ceremony on the 4th of October, 1962.
In 1975, the University was taken over by the Federal Government through a Decree (the Ahmadu Bello University [Transitional] Provisions Decree of 1975), thus becoming a Federal University.

Amadu Bello University Faculties

  • Faculty of Administration
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Environmental Design
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Life Science
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science
  • Faculty of Physical Science
  • Faculty of Social Science
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Institute of Computing & ICT
  • Miscellaneous
  • Moodle Basic Training for Teachers Playground
  • Training and Workshop

05 University Of Lagos

The University of Lagos was founded in 1962 in Yaba, Lagos by an Act of the Federal Parliament. Before the establishment of the University of Lagos in 1962, a teachers’ training college, Trade Center, and Yaba College of Technology were the only institutions in the largest city in the country. 

The Advisory Commission of the UNESCO presented a report calling for the establishment of the University in September 1960. After initial establishment in 1962 and three phases of building construction between 1962 and 1970, the university reached roughly its current size. 

The University of Lagos also known as UNILAG is now made up of nine faculties including Law, Education, Arts, Business Administration, Engineering, Environmental Science, Science, Social Science, and Pharmacy as well as a School of Medicine.

Around the same time as the establishment of the University of Lagos, the Nigerian federal government began studying the process of the classification and grading of teachers with the goal of simplifying the existing system while simultaneously improving teacher quality. 

The Federal Higher Teacher Training College, which granted graduates a Nigeria Certificate of Education (N.C.E.) was developed in 1962. In 1967, by decree of the Nigerian Government, the teacher training college was merged with the University of Lagos and became the Education faculty at the University.

When Lagos was the capital of Nigeria from independence in 1960 until 1991, the University played a critical role in politics and government. Often new academic programs were introduced there and the student body was more regionally and economically diverse than at other Nigerian universities. 

Moreover, its academic programs were and remain some of the strongest in the Nigerian University System.

During a brief period of “economic leanness” between 1981 and 1991 in Lagos and the rest of Nigeria, the University suffered the loss of many employees and many of its facilities fell into poor condition. Since then, however, UNILAG has succeeded in extending its revenue-generating activities, improved its academic reputation, and attracted more students. The enrollment in the university in 2011 is over 39,000, a far cry from the first 1962 class of only 131.

Notable University of Lagos alumni include Nigerian television actor Francis Agu, Kayode Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti State, Ikedi Ohakim, the governor of Imo State, Wale Adenugu, prominent publisher and film producer, and Farida Mzamber Waziri, the chairperson of the Nigerian Government's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

University Of Lagos faculties

  • Faculty of ARTS
  • Faculty of EDUCATION
  • Faculty of ENGINEERING
  • Faculty of LAW
  • Faculty of PHARMACY
  • Faculty of SCIENCE
  • Faculty of SOCIAL SCIENCES

06 The University Of Benin

The University of Benin was founded in 1970. It started as an Institute of Technology and was accorded the status of a full-fledged University by National Universities Commission (NUC) on 1st July, 1971. In his Budget Speech in April 1972, the then Military Governor of Mid-Western State, Col. S. O. Ogbemudia (then also Visitor to the University) formally announced the change of the name of the Institute of Technology to the University of Benin. 

On 1st April, 1975 the University at the request of the State Government, was taken over by the Federal Government and became a Federal Government and became a Federal University.

Today, the University has continued to grow from strength to strength with a number of Faculties, Departments, Institutes and Units.Following NUC’s directives, the University experimented with the Collegiate System in 1991/92 and 1992/93.

However, in the light of new developments, the University reverted to the Faculty System except for the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Basic Medical Sciences, and Institute of Child Health which reverted back to the Collegiate System in August, 1999, with a Provost as its administrative head. The Faculties as presently constituted are those of Agriculture, Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, Life Science, Pharmacy, Physical Science, Social Science, and the College of Medical Sciences (which has three Schools: Basic Medical Sciences; Dentistry and Medicine; and the Institute of Child Health).

In January 2006, the Federal Government approved the take off of the College of Petroleum and Gas Engineering of the University of Benin at Effurun, near Warri, in Delta State, with the initial population of 100 students in two departments; Petroleum Engineering and Gas Engineering.

The University offers courses at various levels: Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Diploma and Certificate. Presently, the total student enrolment stands at over 40,000 made up of both full-time and part-time students shared among the various Faculties.

  • Faculty of Administration
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • faculty of Medicine And Surgery
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

07 The Lagos State University

Lagos State University - also known as LASU - was established in 1983 by the enabling Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, for the advancement of learning and establishment of academic excellence. The university caters for a population of over 35,000 students enrolled for full-time. The university also offers courses at Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Lagos State University is located in Ojo, a town in Lagos State, Nigeria. LASU is the only state university in the former British colony.

Lagos State University Faculties


08 The University Of Nigeria Nsukka

The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, the University of Nigeria has three campuses – Nsukka, Enugu, and Ituku-Ozalla – all located in Enugu State.

The University of Nigeria was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria, modelled upon the American educational system. It is the first land-grant university in Africa and one of the five elite universities in the country. The university has 15 Faculties and 102 academic departments. The University offers 82 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programmes.

The university celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 2010.

The University Of Nigeria Nsukka

  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Health Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Agriculture

09 The Delta State University

The Delta State University, Abraka - popularly known as DELSU, Abraka - is a State government owned university in Nigeria with the main campus located at Abraka, Delta State and a campus at Anwai, Asaba. With the 1995 Amended Edict, it now has a campus at Oleh. The University is a multiple-campus university having three campuses within a distance of about 200 km apart. Currently, with a student population of about 36,000 (in the 2007/08 session), the University offers a range of programmes from the full-time certificate, diploma and degree programmes to part-time evening and weekend degree programmes. The University offers postgraduate studies up to a doctoral level. A staff/student counselling centre, an e-learning centre, student accommodation and sporting facilities amidst others are available support services. It is one of over twenty-five state-owned universities which are overseen and accredited by the National Universities Commission.

Delta State University, Abraka has been historically recorded as a Centre of Education. It started as a Government Teachers’ Training College during the colonial era and some years into the post-colonial era. It became a College of Education that awarded Nigerian Certificate of Education (N.C.E.) from 1971-1985. In 1981, it was affiliated to the University of Benin, Benin City and consequently offered degree programmes from 1981 till 1985 when it became the Faculty of Education of the then Bendel State University with its main campus at Ekpoma. The creation of Edo and Delta States in August 1991 and the conversion of the main campus of the then Bendel State University, Ekpoma to become Edo State University in December 1991, necessitated the establishment of an autonomous Delta State University, Abraka on 30 April 1992 by the then Executive Governor of the State, Olorogun Felix Ibru.

Delta State University Faculties

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Faculty of the Social Sciences.
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of the Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • College of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Engineering

10. Niger Delta University

Niger Delta University has come a long way since its establishment and ranks among the 50 best universities in Nigeria.[citation needed] Its main campus in Amassoma is in a temporary site, with work on the permanent site ongoing.

The university offers a unique opportunity for students to acquire qualitative education at Bachelor, Masters and PhD levels. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. It is accredited and recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC)

Niger Delta University (NDU) is in Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State in Nigeria is a Bayelsa state government funded university.[1][2] It was established in 2000 by Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha, then governor of Bayelsa state. It has two main campuses, one in the state capital, Yenagoa, which contains the law faculty, and the other in Amassoma.

Niger Delta University Faculties

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Agricultural Technology
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Nursing

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