Pharmacy is one of the most prestigious courses you can study in a tertiary institution. It is a big course in its own right, and not every school is given the approval to study it. Join me as I make a list of the Top 10 Universities allowed to teach Pharmacy in Nigeria.
1. University of Ibadan
U.I, as it is fondly called, was established in 1948. The University of Ibadan is a public higher education institution in the urban setting of the large city of Ibadan. This is the best place to be if you want to become a good pharmacist. The duration for studying pharmacy is 5 years.
2. University of Lagos
The University of Lagos, or University of “1st Choice” as the administration likes to say, is among the top schools to study Pharmacy. It was founded in 1962 and has become one of the best universities in Nigeria. Studying Pharmacy here is also for 5 years.
3. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
Obafemi Awolowo University is a tertiary institution in the large town of Ile-Ife, Osun State. This is one of the best Universities in Nigeria to study Pharmacy. The teaching environment and well-equipped laboratories offer you the quality knowledge to become a good Pharmacist. The duration for Pharmacy as a course in OAU is 5 years.
4. University of Benin
This federal institution was founded in 1970. It has a faculty with a department of Pharmacy with great lecturers, a friendly atmosphere, and an opportunity to learn what you are interested in the most. Like other great universities in Nigeria, UNIBEN teaches different disciplines related to pharmacy such as technologies, chemistry, microbiology, toxicology, and others. All students also have to study the clinical and practical pharmacy as this is extremely important to understand and get skills after graduation.
5. Ahmadu Bello University
Great academic knowledge is offered by Zaria’s University (shortly called A.B.U). It has the Pharmaceutical Science faculty where you can study various courses. Besides, this school is known well for its affordable fees. You can get your degree in Pharmacy by studying Therapeutics, Medicinal Chemistry, Practical and Clinical Pharmacy, Microbiology, and Pharmacology.
6. University of Maiduguri
The ultimate objective of the University of Maiduguri Pharmacy department is to produce graduate practitioners with knowledge, skills, and motivation to contribute meaningfully to proper patient care, public health, teaching research and local drug production. The program, which is based on an internationally competitive curriculum, will be able to increase the necessary knowledge and manpower that is required to achieve excellence in Pharmacy education and mitigate the deplorable drug situation in the country on the long term.
7. Niger Delta University
The Faculty of Pharmacy of the Niger Delta University makes the school one of the best Universities for Pharmacy in Nigeria. The school offers a 5-year course that leads to the award of Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) Honors.
8. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences started as a Department in the Faculty of Science in 1967. Due to the civil war, which lasted from 1967 to 1970, the Department did not function until 1970. It later became part of the Faculty of Biological Sciences. The pharmacy program from its inception was a 5-year program. This has enabled students to be well-grounded in both scientific and professional aspects of pharmacy.
9. Madonna University
The establishment of a Pharmacy program was in the original plan of the University. It came on stream in 2003 when the first batch of students where admitted. The program was for Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) degree in the Department of Pharmacy. Things changed in 2005 with the approval of the University Senate. The Faculty of Pharmacy was established to replace the Department of Pharmacy. Madonna University is one of the best Universities to study Pharmacy in Nigeria.
10. Olabisi Onabanjo University
OOU as it is fondly called was formerly called Ogun State University (OSU). It is operating in all its various campuses, with over 95% of its academic program accredited by NUC. Ogun State University, now Olabisi Onabanjo University, has continued to produce high-quality manpower that leads to the identification of global problems and proffering solutions to them. Pharmacy also takes 5 years to study in OOU.
With the University of Ilorin also now offering Pharmacy as a course, it is indeed worthy of mention in this post.
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