ABSU College of Medicine Regains Full Accreditation-The College of Medicine and Health Sciences at Abia State University ABSU, Uturu, has successfully reclaimed its accreditation from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) after a nearly three-year suspension for not meeting the standards set by the council.
The accreditation was initially revoked due to insufficient facilities and staff welfare, causing hardship for students, lecturers, and patients. However, since taking office, the Alex Oti administration has prioritized the restoration of accreditation and invested heavily in upgrading infrastructure, equipment, and personnel at ABSUTH. This achievement means that medical students can now resume their training at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH) Aba, with an increased admission quota and valid accreditation to train house officers.
Expressing gratitude, the Governor acknowledged the efforts of the MDCN team, led by Deputy Registrar Dr. Nnaemeka Nwakanma, and commended key figures involved in the accreditation process, including the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ngozi Okoronkwo, Vice Chancellor ABSU Professor Maxwell Ogbulu, and Acting Chief Medical Director ABSU Professor John Chikezie.
In a move reflecting their commitment to education and health, the state government has allocated 20% and 15% of the 2024 annual budget to these sectors, respectively. Emphasizing these allocations as obligations to citizens, the Governor pledged continued efforts to deliver quality service and governance.
The Governor congratulated medical students, lecturers, and staff on this milestone, encouraging them to seize the opportunity to excel in their studies and careers. This accomplishment is a testament to the state’s dedication to providing quality healthcare and education to its people.