National Universities Commission has approved King David University of Medical Sciences, Ebonyi State, making it the 197th in the country.
The university, located in Uburu in the Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State was built by the administration of Governor Dave Umahi.
A statement on Tuesday, said, “The university is established with the vision and mission that are consistent with the Nigerian National Health Policy and Strategy which is targeted at achieving health for all Nigerians. The university is programmed to provide the manpower needs to address the challenge of human resources for health in line with new global realities and trends that aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals.”
Some of the courses being offered in the university include Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Health Policy and Health Systems, Hospital Administration, Dentistry, Optometry, Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology/Parasitology, and Biomedical Engineering.