After 12 Long Years, 12 Pioneer Medical Students of UNIABUJA Fail Finals.

After 12 Long Years, 12 Pioneer Medical Students of UNIABUJA Fail Finals.


The 30 pioneer medical students University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) were finally able to write their finals after spending 12 years instead of the necessary 6 due to the non-accreditation the university’s medicine and surgery course, by the National Universities Commission. The courses has, however, secured full accreditation.

The suspension was announced by the then Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i, in April 2012, after a panel set up to assess needs of universities reported the lack of certain important infrastructure. The course that were suspended then were the medicine, agriculture, veterinary medicine and engineering courses in the university.

Mr Waziri Garba, Deputy Registrar UNIABUJA in charge of Information and Publications, said in an interview held in Abuja on Monday.

He said that the results of the students’ final professional examinations, released on Nov. 24, showed that the Twelve of the 30 pioneer medical students of the, who enrolled in 2005, failed their final examinations.

He also said that of the 18 successful medical students only five passed with distinction in surgery.

Garba said that the 18 successful students would be inducted on December 2nd,

“The induction ceremony, which will hold at the main campus of the university, and will feature a lecture by a renowned member of the medical profession, Prof. Adetokumbo Ademola.

“Ademola is a Professor of Public Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology,’’ he said.

Garba said that the pioneer Provost of the University’s College of Health Sciences, Prof. Jam Otubu, would be honoured at the event.

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