Nnachi Edwin, Abakaliki
The National Universities Commission, (NUC) has approved the King David University of Medical Science, situated in Uburu, in the Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, for academic activities.
Governor David Umahi, had penultimate week, announced that academic activities would commence at the university, in September 2021.
According to a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Ebonyi State, which was made available to journalists, in Abakaliki, on Tuesday, the Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, gave the approval in Abuja, on Tuesday.
With the approval, the statement quoted NUC’s Prof Rasheed, as saying King David University of Medical Science became the 197th university in the country.
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According to the statement, “History was made today in Abuja, the Nigeria’s capital city, as King David University of Medical Sciences built by the administration of the Governor of Ebonyi State His Excellency, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, was approved by the National Universities Commission for academic activities. The University is the 197th University in Nigeria and the most beautiful University Complex in Africa.
“The King David University of Medical Sciences (KDUMS) Uburu, Ohaozara LGA, Ebonyi State is designed as an ultra-modern 21st century state-of-the-art International Medical University. The University’s central goal is for specialized manpower development in the most conducive environment in all aspects of medical specialties with the highest form of professionalism, ethics and excellence.”
The statement added, “The University is established with the vision and mission that are consistent with the Nigerian National Health Policy (NHP) 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 (SDGs), and emerging health issues, particularly with respect to global health challenges (Eg., COVID-19 pandemic).
“The vision of The University is to achieve the highest form of quality manpower development for healthcare and other service delivery for all persons irrespective of gender, race, religion, and socio-economic status.”