Dean And Staff Of The Dean's Office
Brief History And Programme Of The Faculty
Curriculum Of The Faculty
Academic Regulation Governing The Award Of MB; BS University Of Nigeria
Clinical Flowchart

Under-listed are Personal Data of staff of Dean’s Office as indicated below:

S/N.

Name

Rank

Phone No.

E-Mail Address

Department

1.

Ezeanolue Chukwuemeka Basil

Prof.

0803312955

basil.ezeanolue@unn.edu.ng

Dean’s Office/

Otolarngology

2.

Nzegwu Martin A.

Assoc. Prof.

08055509566

martin-nze@yahoo.com

Morbid Anatomy

3.

Ndubueze Ezemba

Snr. Lect.

08035346804

ndubueze.ezemba@unn.edu.ng

Anatomy/Surgery

4.

Ruby Ike

Admin. Officer

08052300102

mrsrubyike@yahoo.com

Dean’s Office(FMS)

5.

Asuzu Godwin Ndubuisi

Admin Offr.

07031146578

ndubuisiasuzu@yahoo.com

    -  do  -

6.

Duru Nkechi Edith

Prin. Conf. Sec 1.

08036922428

 nkduru07@yahoo.co.uk    

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7.

Onyia Godwin Chibuzo

S.E.O.

08037441440

godchi39@gmail.com  

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8.

Ezeakabekwe Benedeth Ngozika

Asst. Chief Typist

08051399609

benedeth.ezeakabekwe@  unn.edu.ng

-          do  -

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9.

Ahunanya Sunday C.

Chief Typist

08036623405

ahunanya.sc@yahoo.com

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10.

 Okeke Samuel

H.E.O.

08062416641

Samuel.okeke@yahoo.com

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11.

Akwaka         Chinyere

E. O.

08069469896

akwaqkachinyere@yahoo.com

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12.

Ogbu John C.

C/P.

08037389902

colinjon@yahoo.com

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13.

Nwankwo Eunice O.

ACCO

08064243793

eunicenwankwo@yahoo.com

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14.

Onuoha Rita

Chief

Cl / Mes.

07060577364

ritaonuoha@yahoo.com

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15.

Nnaji Chinyere

Chief

Cl / Mes.

08038686411

nnajichinyere@yahoo.com

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16.

Achime Darlington Ikenna

Casual Staff

08036866112

achime.darlington@gmail.com

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17.

Udeh Peace Chiamaka

-  do  -

08068441968

chiamaka_pc@yahoo.com

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18.

Rose Chinyere Madubugwu

Asst. Chief Typist

08063583362

madurosechi@yahoo.com

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19.

Okafor Amuche Theresa

S.E.O.

08059039449

anucheokafor@yahoo.com

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20

Eneokwe Francis

Driver

08038017083

francischikezie29@yahoo.com

Transport Unit

Department Of Anaesthesia

Department Of Anatomy

Department Of Chemical Pathology

Department Of Community Medicine

Sub-Department Of Dermatology

Department Of Haematology And Immunology

Department Of Medicine

Department Of Medical Biochemistry

Department Of Medical Microbiology

Department Of Morbid Anatomy

Department Of Obstetrics And Gynaecology

Department Of Ophthalmology

Department Of Otorhinolaryngology

Department Of Paediatrics

Sub-Department Of Paediatrics Surgery

Department Of Pharmacology/Therapeutics

Department Of Physiology

Department Of Psychological Medicine

Department Of Radiation Medicine

Department Of Radiation Medicine

Department Of Surgery

BRIEF HISTORY AND PROGRAMME OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

The Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Nigeria was established in 1966. Formal training of medical students did not start until after the civil war in 1970 when the first batch of medical students was admitted. The School operated under the laws of Eastern Region and East Central State of Nigeria until 1978 when the Federal Government of Nigeria promulgated the statute No. 2 of the University of Nigeria Act. This statute established the Faculty as an integral part of the University of Nigeria.

The Faculty has grown from strength to strength since its inception. Her students’ population has increased from the first intake of sixty (60) students to a level that we now graduate on average, one hundred and fifty (150) students every year. The number of Departments and sub-Departments has increased from initial four to nineteen, (4 to 19). The Faculty evolved into a full-fledged College of Medicine in 1984 with the amendment of the University of Nigeria Act by the Federal Government. The College now has three Faculties and trains not only Medical Doctors but also professionals in the allied fields of medicine. The Faculty also runs postgraduate programmes up to doctorate degree in some specialties.

Our undergraduate programme includes both 5 year & 6-year programs leading to the award of MB.BS degree of the University. Our average class strength is 150 students. Ninety percent of our students are admitted into the six-year program. They spend the first year (pre-med) doing Biology, Physics and Chemistry at A-Level. The students admitted into the 5-year programme normally would have passed Biology, Physics and Chemistry at A-Level before applying for admission. After the pre-med, our students spend their initial 2 years in the basic sciences/pre-clinical departments while the last 3 years are spent in the clinical departments.
The curriculum is structured in such a way that our graduates are well prepared to meet the medical needs of the local population in Nigeria as well as be able to pursue post graduate training either locally or abroad. We place a lot of emphasis on clinical exposure while at the same time not neglecting the basic sciences foundation. On graduation, our students spend 12 months doing pre-registration internship training before they are certified to practice unsupervised as medical officers.

In meeting the basic medical manpower needs of the country, the Faculty has trained graduates that continue to excel both locally and internationally in all spheres of Medicine. Our staff have been in the forefront of achievements in Medicine in Nigeria. We undertook the first open heart surgery in Sub Saharan Africa, we are the designated center of excellence in Nigeria for cardiovascular diseases, we carried out the first successful separation of Siamese twins in Sub Saharan Africa and has had experience in 4 such cases, we have successfully delivered and nurtured the only quintuplets in Nigeria. Our departments and staff are world renowned centers and authorities respectively in various research fields including Infectious Diseases, Onchocerciasis, Malaria, Hypertension and Cancer.


CURRICULUM OF THE FACULTY

Philosophy, Scope and Objectives of the Programme:
The objective of the MB.BS degree programme is to prepare students for a career in all spheres of Medicine – academic, research, general and specialist patient care, and administration. As a result, the programme aims at providing the students with a broad and sound scientific and professional foundation for the practice of medicine in any part of Nigeria or the world. The scope and content of the programme is such that the medical graduate should be competent to either practice on his/her own in any part of Nigeria, urban and rural, or undertake postgraduate training in local or foreign institutions. They should be conversant with standard clinical methods for the assessment of patients, be able to analyse all available data and use them to institute an appropriate plan of action.


Admission Requirement:
Students are admitted through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exam into the 6-year programme and Direct entry into the 5-year programme.

JME Admission Students must have:
(1) 5 credits in English, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry in not more than two (2) sittings.
(2) Have an acceptable score in JAMB and recently through subsequent Post Jamb University of Nigeria entrance examinations for all JME candidates who scored 200 and above.

Direct Entry:
A’ Level pass in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or
1st Degree in any course in the Biological Sciences in addition to 5 credits in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at O’ Level.

Programme Structure:
For MB.BS, University of Nigeria, students will stay a minimum of 6 academic years (for JME students) or 5 academic years (for Direct entry students) to qualify for the degree. Three years out of these periods must be in the clinical areas. The initial pre-clinical years are spent mostly in the class rooms and laboratories.

The last 3 years are mostly spent in the Teaching Hospital for observational and hands on exposure. All the Students in their penultimate year go on community/rural postings. Also all students carry out at least one research project during their 4th MB.BS period.

CURRICULUM OUTLINE FOR MB.BS

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER
COURSE NO. TITLE UNITS
BIO 101 General Biology for Medical
Students 2
BIO 151 General Biology I 3
CHEM 101 Basic Principles of Chemistry 2
CHEM 171 Basic Practical Chemistry 2
PHY 101 General Physics for Life Sciences I 2
PHY 191 Practical Physics I 2
TOTAL 13

SECOND SEMESTER
BIO 152 General Biology II 3
BIO 153 General Biology (Practical) 2
CHEM 111 Basic Principles of Chemistry II 2
CHEM 121 Basic Principles of Chemistry III 2
PHY 102 General Physics for Life Sciences II 2
PHY 100 General Physics for Life Sciences III 2
Practical Physics I 2
ZOO 121 Basic Parasitology 2
TOTAL 15

SECOND YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER
ANAT 201 Gross Anatomy I 6
ANAT 203 Embryology and Genetics 1
ANAT 205 Histology and Histochemistry 2
BIC 201 Introduction to Biochemistry 2
BIC 202 Chemistry of Biological Molecules 3
PHS 201 General Principles of Blood
and Body Fluids 2
PHS 202 Muscles, Nerves and Autonomic
Nervous System 2
PHIL 131 Introduction to Logic I 2
TOTAL 20

SECOND SEMESTER
ANAT 202 Gross Anatomy II 6
ANAT 204 Embryology and Genetics 1
ANAT 206 Histology and Histochemistry 2
BIC 203 Metabolism of Biomolecules and Bioenergetics 3
PYS 203 Renal and GI Physiology 3
PYS 204 Cardiovascular and Respiratory
Physiology 3
PHIL 132 Symbolic Logic 2
TOTAL 20


THIRD YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER
ANAT 301 Gross Anatomy III 4
ANAT 302 Embryology and Genetics 1
ANAT 303 Histology and Histochemistry 1
BIC 301 Nutritional Biochemistry 2
BIC 302 Special Topics in Biochemistry 3
PYS 301 Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology 2
PYS 302 Neurophysiology 2
PYS 303 Special Senses 1
TOTAL 16

SECOND SEMESTER
PHA 301 General Pharmacology 2
PHA 302 Systemic Pharmacology 2
MIC 301 Bacteriology 2
MIC 302 Virology 1
MIC 303 Mycology 1
CPY 301 Clinical Chemistry 2
CPY 303 Practical Laboratory Work 1
PAT 301 General Pathology 3
HEM 301 Basic Immunology 2
MED 301 Introduction to Clinical Medicine 2
MED 302 Cardiology 2
MED 304 Respiratory Medicine I 2
MED 305 Gastroenterology 2
MED 306 Clinical Haematology 2
MED 307 Metabolic Disorders and Endocrine
Diseases 1
MED 308 Neurology I 1
MED 309 Nephrology I 1
MED 310 Diagnostic Radiology in Medical
Practice 1
SUG 301 Introduction to Clinical Surgery 1
SUG 302 General Surgery 3
SUG 303 Congenital Abn. And Endocrine
Surgery 3
SUG 304 GI surgery 3
SUG 305 Urology 2
SUG 306 Plastic Surgery Burns 2
TOTAL 44

FOURTH YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER
PHA 401 Antimicrobial, Antifungal, Antiviral
Antiprotozoal Agents 2
PHA 403 Drugs Acting on the CNS 2
PHA 405 Practicals and Demonstrations 1
MIC 401 Medical Protozoology 1
MIC 402 Practical Protozoology 1
MIC 403 Medical Helminthology 2
MIC 404 Applied Medical Microbiology 1
MIC 405 Medical Entomology 1
CPY 401 Clinical Chemistry 1
CPY 402 Human Nutrition 2
CPY 403 Practical Laboratory 2
HEM 401 General Haematology 2
HEM 402 Blood Transfusion 2
HEM 403 Practical Haematology 2
PAT 401 System Pathology 3
PAT 402 Histopathology 2
PAT 403 Forensic Medicine 2
TOTAL 27

SECOND SEMESTER
PHA 402 Chemotherapy of Malignant Diseases1
PHA 404 Special Topics in Pharmacology 2
PHA 406 Practicals and Demonstrations 1
OBG 401 Introduction Gynaecology 3
OBG 402 Gynaecology Clinics 3
PAE 401 Introduction to Paediatrics 3
PAE 402 Nutrition, Growth and Development 2
PAE 403 Child Health and Primary Care 2
PAE 404 Diseases of the Cardiovascular
& Respiratory Systems 2
PAE 405 Diseases of Digestive & Genito
Urinary Systems 2
COM 401 Introduction to Medical Statistics 1
COM 402 Human Ecology /Medical Sociology 1
COM 403 Health Statistics and Demography 1
COM 404 Research Methods in Public Health 2
COM 405 Introduction to Community Health 2
COM 406 Integrated Community Health
Lectures and Endemic Diseases
Clinic 2
TOTAL 30

FIFTH YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER
PHA 501 Clinical Pharmacology
in Paediatrics/Obstetrics 2
OBG 501 Reproductive Physiology 1
OBG 502 Labour, Pueperium and the Neonate 3
OBG 503 Obstetrics Clinic 8
OBG 504 Special Topics (OBG) 2
OBG 505 Special Clinic (OBG) 2
PAE 501 Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases 1
PAE 502 Diseases of the Nervous System,
Muscles and Bones 1
PAE 503 Diseases of Blood 1
PAE 504 Specific Infections and Genetics 1
PAE 505 Paediatric Oncology 1
PAE 506 Neonatology 1
COM 502 Integrated Clinical Teaching &
Public Health Tutorials 2
COM 503 Computers in Medicine 1
COM 504 Primary Health Care Posting 8
TOTAL 35

SECOND SEMESTER
ANE 501 Resuscitation, Principles and
Practice of Anaesthesiology 2
ANE 502 Clinicals in Anaesthesiology 2
SUG 505 E.N.T. 2
SUG 506 Ophthalmology 2
SUG 507 Orthopaedics 2
MED 503 Dermato-venereology 2
MED 502 Psychiatry 2
RAD 501 Tutorials in Radiology 2
TOTAL 16

SIXTH YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
MED 601 Cardiology II 1
MED 602 Respiratory Medicine II 1
MED 603 Gastroenterology II 1
MED 604 Nephrology II 1
MED 605 Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 1
MED 606 Clinical Immunology 1
MED 607 Neurology II 1
MED 608 Tropical Medicine and Infectious
Diseases 2
SUG 601 Solid Tumours and Other Neoplasms 2
SUG 602 Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery 2
SUG 603 Paediatric Surgery 2
SUG 604 Neurosurgery 2
MED 609 Therapeutics of Common
Medical and surgical Disorders 1
TOTAL 18

SECOND SEMESTER
MED 610 Medical Ethics and Jurisprudence 2
MED 611 Special Topics in Medicine 2
MED 612 Medical Herbs 1
SUG 605 Special Topics in Surgery 3
TOTAL 8


ACADEMIC REGULATION GOVERNING THE AWARD OF MB; BS UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF MEDICINE (M.B) AND BACHELOR OF SURGERY (B.S.) OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

8.1 The Degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B. B.S) shall be the primary degree in Medicine and Surgery in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Dentistry and shall be awarded at the same time and after the same courses of study.

8.2 The curriculum for the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery shall normally extend over a period of six academic years for students admitted by University Matriculation Examination (UME) and five years for students admitted by direct entry.

8.3 To qualify for the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, candidates must spend the last three years in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Dentistry. The remaining period (of the curriculum) may be spent in any other University or medical school approved for the purpose by the Senate, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Studies.

8.4 The examiners for the degrees shall be those approved by the Senate.

8.5 All candidates for the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery shall be required to have satisfied the examiners in the several subjects of five examinations titled respectively:
The First Professional Examination
The Second Professional Examination
The Third Professional Examination
The Fourth Professional Examination
The Fifth Professional Examination
Candidates shall be required to have satisfied the examiners in the General Studies and other required courses in the University. All candidates shall normally take the First Professional Examination at the end of the 1st year, the Second Professional Examination after the 1st semester of the 3rd year, the Third Professional Examination at the end of the 4th year, the Fouth Professional Examination not less than 30 months after the Second Professional Examination and the Fifth Professional Examination after a period of study not less than 36 months after passing the Second Professional Examination.


8.6 THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION (PRE-MEDICAL)
1. The subjects of the First Professional Examination (Pre-Medical) which shall be guided by the general University Academic Regulations, shall include courses in:

a. Chemistry
b. Physics
c. Biology (including Medical Genetics and Basic Parasitology).

2. Candidates shall have satisfied the general and specific requirements for admission into the MB.BS. programme of the University before presenting themselves for the First Professional Examination.

3. No credit shall be awarded to University Matriculation Examination (UME) candidates for papers passed in individual subjects at the Advanced Level in the General Certificate Examination (or approved equivalent).

4. i. The component courses in Biology shall include:
a. BIO 101 – Genetics for Medical Students
b. BIO 121 – Basic Parasitology for Medical Students.

ii. Candidates who fail to make the passing grade in any course, shall be required to re-register the course and shall carry a minimum credit load of 15 for that semester.

iii. Candidates who fail after repeating the year shall be required to withdraw from the Faculty.

5. Those who wish to withdraw from the Faculty after the First Professional Examination shall have the grade point average calculated as provided for in the general University Academic Regulations.

6. Candidates shall not be allowed to proceed with the courses in Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Biochemistry until they have passed or gained exemption from the whole of the First Professional Examination.

7. Candidates shall have passed all relevant General Studies (G.S) Courses before presenting themselves for the Third Professional Examination.

8. Candidates who score less than an average of 40 percent in more than one core subject shall be required to withdraw from the Faculty.



8.7 SECOND PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION
1. The subjects of the Second Professional Examination shall be:
a. Anatomy
b. Physiology
c. Medical Biochemistry.

2. The examination shall normally be held in April and September.

Candidates must present themselves for examination in all three subjects on the first occasion and those who have satisfied the examiners in the whole examination in April shall proceed to the Introductory Clinical course and to courses in Pathological Sciences and Pharmacology during the 2nd semester of the 3rd year of the course.

3. a. Candidates who score less than 40% in all three subjects in
first attempt shall be required to withdraw from the course.

b. Candidates who fail in 2 or more subjects at first attempt shall be required to repeat the entire examination in 12 months after further instructions.

c. Candidates who fail in one subject only may be permitted by Senate, on the recommendation of Faculty Board of Studies, to proceed with the introductory Clinical Course and to be re-examined at the end of September in the subject in which they failed.

4. Candidates who fail in the second examination in September shall be deemed to have failed the entire Second Professional Examination and shall be required, after further instructions in Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Biochemistry, to take the entire examination again in April of the following year. Such candidates if successful shall be required to attend the introductory clinical course for a second time.

5. Candidates who fail to obtain full pass at the Second Professional Examination after three attempts or candidates who fail in two or more subjects in two successive attempts shall be required to withdraw from the courses leading to the award of the degrees of MB.BS.

6. Candidates who have pursued successfully courses of study in Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Biochemistry, in another institution approved by the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Studies shall be exempted from such part of the course of studies leading to the Second Professional Examination or from the examination.

7. A distinction may be awarded in the individual subjects to candidates who have passed the whole of the Second Professional Examination at the first attempt. The names of candidates who have satisfied the examiners in the Second Professional Examination shall be published in alphabetical order.

8.8 THIRD PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION
1. The subjects of the Third Professional examination shall be:
a. Pharmacology
b. Pathology
c. Pathological Sciences (Chemical Pathology, Haematology/Immunology, Histopathology, Medical Microbiology).

The examination shall normally be held in June and December. No candidate shall be allowed to sit for the Third MB.BS examination until he has passed the second M.B., B.S. examnation.

2. Candidates shall present themselves for examination in both subjects at the same time on the first occasion.

3. Candidates who fail in one subject only may be permitted by Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Studies, to proceed with the courses leading to the Fourth Professional Examination and present themselves on a subsequent occasion for re-examination in the subject in which they failed.

4. Candidates who fail in both subjects of the Third Professional Examination at first attempt shall stay back for one year to repeat the courses and examination as a second attempt.

5. Candidates who in their 2nd attempt fail in one subject of the examination, shall be required to stay back for further instructions and be re-examined in the subject referred after six months and shall not proceed with other postings. Candidates who in their third attempt make less than 45% shall be required to withdraw from the Faculty.

6. Normally, 3 (three) attempts shall be allowed for passing the Third MB.BS degree examination. The 4th and final attempt shall be on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of Studies and approval by Senate. This recommendation shall be based strictly on the candidate’s score which shall not be below 45%.

7. A distinction may be awarded in the individual subjects to those candidates who have passed the whole of the Third Professional Examination at the first attempt. The names of candidates who have satisfied the examiners in the Third Professional Examination shall be published in alphabetical order.


8.9 FOURTH PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION
1. The subjects of the Fourth Professional Examination shall be:
a. Paediatrics
b. Community Medicine
c. Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The examination shall normally be held in December and June.

2. No candidate shall be admitted into the Fourth Professional Examination until he/she has passed both subjects of the Third Professional Examination.

3. i. Candidates shall present themselves for examination in all the
subjects on the first occasion.

ii. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any of the subjects shall present themselves on a subsequent occasion for re-examination in the subject or subjects in which they failed.

4. A distinction may be awarded in the individual subjects to candidates who have passed the whole of the Fourth Professional Examination at the first attempt. The names of candidates who have satisfied the examiners shall be published in alphabetical order.

5. Normally three attempts are allowed for passing the Fourth MB.BS Examination. A fourth and final attempt shall be on the recommendation of the Faculty Board and approval by Senate.

8.10 FIFTH PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION
1. The subjects of the Fifth Professional Examination shall be:
a. Medicine, including Therapeutics, Psychological Medicine, Dermatology and Radiation Medicine.

b. Surgery, including Anaesthesiology, Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology.

2. Candidates shall not be admitted to the Fifth Professional Examination until they have passed all the subjects of the Fourth Professional Examination.

3. Candidates shall present themselves for examination in all subjects on the first occasion. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any of these subjects shall present themselves on a subsequent occasion for re-examination in the subject or subjects in which they failed.

4. A distinction may be awarded in the individual subjects to candidates who have passed the whole of the Fifth Professional Examinations at the first attempt. The names of candidates who have satisfied the examiners in the Fifth Professional Examination shall be published in alphabetical order.

8.11 GENERAL
1. Before presenting themselves for any Professional Examination, candidates shall be required to have completed, to the satisfaction of the departments concerned, such periods of approved practical/clinical work. A minimum of 75% attendance is mandatory.

2. In order to pass in any subject of the Fourth and Fifth Professional Examinations candidates must satisfy the examiners in the clinical parts of the examinations.

3. The minimum residential requirement for transfer students from other Universities for the award of the MB.BS (Nig) shall normally be three years. There shall be no exemptions from the Third, Fourth, or Fifth Professional Examination.

4. Withdrawal from the courses leading to the award of the degrees of MB.BS. on academic grounds is permanent.

5. In consonance with the procedure in all medical schools, and the regulation by the professional body – the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council, the pass mark for all professional MB.BS degree examination is 50% ( C ). This is without prejudice to the provisions in 6.7.8 above.

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