List Of NUC/MDCN Accredited Medical Schools In Nigeria

The main aim of this article is to list the MDCN accredited medical schools and NUC accredited medical schools in Nigeria.

Accredited Medical schools in Nigeria by MDCN and NUC

Admission into medical schools in Nigeria is highly competitive due to high numbers of applicants and the number of quota for each school is limited. Each medical school can’t admit beyond the quota that was given to them by Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN.

About MDCN

The Act (Medical and Dental Practitioners Act Cap 221 (now Cap M8) Laws of Federation of Nigeria 1990) sets up the MDCN. And the mission of the council is to regulate the practice of Medicine, Dentistry and Alternative Medicine in the most efficient manner that safeguards best healthcare delivery for Nigerians underlies these Mandates.

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN has the following mandates:

  1. Regulation of training in Medicine, Dentistry and Alternative Medicine in Nigeria
  2. Regulation of Medical, Dental and Alternative Medicine practice in Nigeria.
  3. Determination of the knowledge and skills of these professionals.
  4. Regulation and control of Laboratory Medicine in Nigeria.

About NUC

The National Universities Commission (NUC) is a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Education (FME). And the main functions of the Commission are outlined as follows:

  • Granting approval for all academic programmes run in Nigerian universities;
  • Granting approval for the establishment of all higher educational institutions offering degree programmes in Nigerian universities;
  • Ensure quality assurance of all academic programmes offered in Nigerian universities; and
  • Channel for all external support to the Nigerian universities.

List of Fully accredited medical schools

Below are the list of accredited medical schools in Nigeria:

The schools listed below are accredited medical schools by NUC and MDCN and the admission quota.

  1. College of Health Sciences, Abia State University Uturu, Abia State. – 120
  2. College of Health Sciences, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom. – 50
  3. College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nnewi, Anambra State. – 100
  4. College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Borno State. – 150
  5. College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Cross – Rivers State. – 100
  6. College of Health Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State. – 50
  7. College of Health Sciences, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. – 100
  8. College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin-City, Edo State. – 150
  9. College of Health Sciences, Igbinedion University Okada, Edo State. – 75
  10. College of Medicine, Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo State. – 50
  11. College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus, Enugu State. – 180
  12. College of Medicine, Enugu State University of Science & Technology, Enugu, Enugu State. – 50
  13. College of Medicine, Imo State University Owerri, Imo State. – 50
  14. Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State. – 120
  15. Faculty of Medicine, Bayero University Kano, Kano State. – 150
  16. College of Medicine, University of Ilorin, Kwara State. – 150
  17. College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi- Araba, Lagos State. – 150
  18. College of Medicine, Lagos State University Ikeja, Lagos State. – 100
  19. Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye, Ogun Sate. – 75
  20. College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State. – 100
  21. College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Oyo State. – 180
  22. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, Plateau State. – 150
  23. College of Health Sciences, Madonna University Elele, Rivers State. – 50
  24. College of Health Sciences, University of Port- Harcourt, Rivers State. – 100
  25. College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto, Sokoto State. – 100
  26. College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Osun State. – 75
  27. College of Health Sciences, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State. – 50
  28. College of Health Sciences, Bingham University Karu, Nasarawa State. – 50
  29. College of Health Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue Stae. – 50
  30. College of Health Sciences, Anambra State University, Uli Anambra State. – 50
  31. College of Health Sciences, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State. – 50
  32. College of Health Sciences, Babcock University, Ilisham-Remo, Ogun State. – 50


List of Partially accredited medical schools

  1. Faculty of Medicine, Kaduna State University. – 50
  2. College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja. – 50
  3. College of Health Sciences, Afe Babalola University Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti State. – 50
  4. College of Health Sciences, Gombe State University. – 50
  5. College of Medicine, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti. – 50
  6. University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Ondo State. – 50

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