Only a handful of private universities in Nigeria offer medicine and surgery due to the expensive infrastructure and expertise required.
Federal universities are usually very competitive to get admission and study medicine in, and they also sometimes lack the necessary infrastructure for conducive teaching and learning.
This are some of the reasons why studying medicine at a Nigerian private university might be worth considering. They do not have the usual Asuu strikes that disrupt academic activities at federal universities and they are fully accredited just like their government owned counterparts.
Here is the list of all accredited private universities offering medicine and surgery in Nigeria;
- Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
- Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo
- Baze University
- Bingham University, New Karu
- Bowen University, Iwo
- Igbinedion University Okada
- Lead City University, Ibadan
- Madonna University, Okija
- Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
- PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt
- Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State
A degree in medicine and surgery is at least seven years, factor in the fact that Asuu has gone on strike a combined 3 years in the last ten years, it might be worth the extra money to just get the certificate from a private university instead of enrolling in a government owned university.