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Abia varsity College of Medicine regains full accreditation from MDCN

Governor Alex Otti with the ABSU management team | Image: @alexottiofr

‘We invested massively in the renovation and upgrade of the infrastructure, equipment, and personnel of ABSUTH’

By Valentine Amanze

The College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU), has regained full accreditation from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) after a period of suspension lasting three years.

With the accreditation, the medical students will now resume their training at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH), Aba, with a higher admission quota and a valid accreditation to train house officers.

The Abia State Governor Alex Otti disclosed this in X, @alexottiofr, after a meeting with the university authority.

Otti also commended the MDCN team led by the Deputy Registrar, Dr. Nnaemeka Nwakanma, for the rigorous inspection and favourable verdict, while praising the Commissioner for Health, Dr Ngozi Okoronkwo; the Vice Chancellor, ABSU, Professor Maxwell Ogbulu, the pioneer Provost, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, ABSU, Professor Akpuaka; the Acting Chief Medical Director, ABSUTH, Professor John Chikezie; and the entire Abia State University Accreditation Committee for their diligent work and dedication.

The governor further disclosed that his administration has allocated 20 per cent and 15 per cent of the state’s 2024 budget to education and health, respectively, to promote the well-being of citizens and boost security.

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He assured that his administration would continue to provide quality service and governance in the state.

Otti said that one of his priorities, when he took office, was to restore the accreditation of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences ABSU, which was revoked due to inadequate facilities and staff welfare.

“I witnessed the suffering of our students, lecturers, and patients, and I promised to never let it happen again.

 “We invested massively in the renovation and upgrade of the infrastructure, equipment, and personnel of ABSUTH.

“I am glad to announce that the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Abia State University, Uturu, has successfully regained full accreditation from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) after a period of suspension lasting almost three years,” the governor said.

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