So you have decided to study medicine and surgery in a state-owned university in Nigeria, but wondering which, is the best? Kindly read through to see the top 10 best state universities in Nigeria you can apply to study medicine and surgery.
Medicine and Surgery is one of the most sought-after courses by admission seekers in any Nigerian institution, this is not some sought of a guess statement, as this is also confirmed by both the joint admission and matriculation board (JAMB) and the National University Commission. The seemingly high demand for this course can be attributed to the fact that the medical profession is one of the most respected, high paying and revered professions globally, despite the fact that it is one of the most brain-teasing and time demanding professions, applicants still file in their hundreds to become one.
In this article, we will be walking you through the best state universities in Nigeria to study medicine and surgery. This analysis is based on the institution’s medical facilities and staff strength and the outstanding academic records at these universities.
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Which State University is the best to study medicine and surgery in Nigeria?
Below are the top 10 best state universities in Nigeria to study medicine and surgery.
1. Lagos State University (LASU)
The Lagos State University, also known as LASU, is the best state university to study medicine and surgery in Nigeria. LASU was established in 1983 by the enabling Law of Lagos State to advance learning and establish academic excellence. The Lagos State University was ranked among the top 600 universities in the world by Times Higher Magazine for the year 2020. The university currently boasts of one of the best medical infrastructures across the country. The Lagos State University’s teaching hospital has one of the best rated medical schools in Nigeria. Click here to see all the courses and requirements in LASU
2. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU)
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University is one of the best state universities to study medicine and surgery in Nigeria. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University formerly Anambra State University is a NUC accredited tertiary institution located in Uli, Anambra State, Nigeria. COOU as its fondly called was established in the year 2000. The medical programmes (i.e Pre-Med. and Pre-Clinical) at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University commenced in the 2008/2009 academic year. As of 2011, the national universities commission visited the institution, this led to the accreditation of the programmes upon finding the programmes favourable and successful.
We also made a list of all the courses and admission requirements in COOU, you might want to check them out.
3. Imo State University
The Imo State University (IMSU) is located in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. IMSU was established in 1981. IMSU offers various courses in health sciences such as Nursing, Anatomy, Surgery, Pathology, Optometry, Microbiology, etc. IMSU got her preclinical accreditation in the early 2000s. IMSU’s medical school is no doubt of the best medical schools in Nigeria. Click here to see all the courses and requirements in IMSU
4. Ambrose Alli University
The Ambrose Alli University (AAU)is located in Edo State, Nigeria. The Ambrose Alli University was established in 1981. The University was established by the then governor of Bendel State (now Edo and Delta States), Professor Ambrose Folorunsho Alli (1979–1983). The university medical school is one of the best across the country at the state level. Click here to see all the courses and requirements in AAU
5. Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH)
The Cross River University of Technology also known as CRUTECH is one of the state universities in Nigeria with the best medical school. CRUTECH was established in 2002 by the then Governor Mr Donald duke after merging three higher institutions: The Polytechnic of Calabar, The College of Education, and the Ibrahim Babangida College of Agriculture. Click here to see all the courses and requirements in CRUTECH
6. Abia State University
The Abia State University is located in Uturu, Abia, Nigeria. The university was established in 1981 in the former Imo State under the name of Imo State University, Etiti. The university was established by Sam Mbakwe when he was Governor of old Imo State. The university has one of the best medical schools in Nigeria. Click here to see all the courses and requirements in ABSU
7. Ebonyi State University
The Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki was founded in 1999 in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. The Ebonyi State University medical faculty was established in 1991 as ESUT’s Faculty of Health Sciences. The Ebonyi State University’s medical school ranks amongst the top 20 medicals in Nigeria.
8. Delta State University (DELSU)
Delta State University, also known as DELSU was established in 1995. The Delta State University Teaching Hospital was inaugurated on the 10th of June, 2020 by Goodluck Jonathan, former president of the federal republic of Nigeria, to provide tertiary health care through training of undergraduate medical students at the University.
The College of Health Science, Delta State University, Abraka ranks amongst the top 10 medical schools in Nigeria, this is due to the track record of academic excellence in the institution. Click here to see all the courses and requirements in DELSU
9. Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano
The former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso set up a technical committee to establish the second Public University in Kano State in 2012, after the Kano University of Science and Technology. The university has two campuses: The City Campus located in Kano, and the Main Campus located along General Buhari Way. The university has one of the best state-owned medical schools in Nigeria.
10. Kogi State University
The Kogi State University, also known as Prince Abubakar Audu University is located at Anyigba, in Kogi, State, Nigeria. The Kogi State University was established in 1999 by Prince Abubakar Audu, the state’s former governor. The university was renamed Prince Abubakar Audu University (PAAU) in 2002 after the then sitting governor of Kogi State, who heralded its establishment. The university has one of the best state-owned medical schools in Nigeria. Click here to see all the courses and requirements in KSU
These are the top 10 Best State Universities in Nigeria to study Medicine and Surgery. These universities offer competitive and student-centred curricula that have produced top professionals in the medical field in Nigeria. Let’s hear your thoughts in the comment section.