Aside other medical/health courses offered in various Nigeria Universities, Pharmacy is one of the most sought-after courses in Nigerian universities. Indeed, there are several universities in the country offering thus course but some seem to stand out when it comes to quality of what is offered. There are several analysis online as to which universities have the best pharmacy schools. Well, here’s one of the most popular lists containing top 10 universities to study pharmacy in Nigeria. This analysis published on uncova.com could be described as arguable but this is the most popular of all analysis.
1. University of Lagos (UNILAG).
The University of Lagos offers one for the very best pharmacy programmes in the country. It has this faculty to train future pharmacists as well as pharmaceutical scientists. The studies are available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. In other words, you can continue your education after earning your bachelor degree and keep developing to get a better job afterwards.
2. University of Nigeria (UNN).
Founded over 60 years ago, this is a trusted place to get a higher education after graduating from a Nigerian school. You can apply for the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. It has 7 departments where you can receive valuable knowledge in different spheres such as environmental medicines, chemistry, biotechnology, management, and other fields that are closely connected to pharmacy.
3. University of Benin (UNIBEN).
This federal institution was founded in 1970. It has the faculty of pharmacy, great lecturers, friendly atmosphere, and 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.
4. University of Ibadan (UI).
Being the 1st Nigerian university, UI is a perfect place to study. This educational institution boasts the longest history in the country; it was founded back in 1948. It offers pharmacy faculty to all prospective students who want to work in healthcare sphere. The faculty consists of six departments that include all modern disciplines for the twenty-first century such as toxicology, clinical pharmacy, chemistry, microbiology etc. Graduates from UI find jobs in medical centers, hospitals, research institutes, and other organizations.
5. Obafemi Awolo University (OAU).
Existing since 1962, this is also a wonderful institution to study medical sciences. Actually, a big number of pharmacists who work within and outside the country have graduated from OAU. There are several related departments in this university, including pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmaceutics, and pharmacology.
6. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU).
Great academic knowledge is offered by Zaria’s university shortly called ABU. It has the faculty Pharmaceutical Science where you can study various courses. Besides, this place is known well for its affordable prices. You can get your degree in pharmacy by studying therapeutics, medicinal chemistry, practical and clinical pharmacy, microbiology and pharmacognosy.
7. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID).
Existing since 1975, UNIMAID can be your best choice of a place to study pharmacy. The university has such a faculty and has a professional goal to produce highly educated Nigerians and real specialists who would serve their local communities in the best way. There are 5 departments here including chemistry, toxicology, pharmacy administration, pharmaceutics. You will be surely trained by professors who are interested in graduating successful pharmacists.
8. Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU).
This state higher institution was founded back in 1982. It offers the faculty of pharmacy to all interested Nigerians. What departments does it consist of? Let’s see. You can study at the department of biopharmacy, pharmacology, pharmaceutical technology, medicinal chemistry, and microbiology. These 5 departments will make sure you gain all the necessary knowledge and skills.
9. Niger Delta University (NDU).
While this state university was founded only 18 years ago, it is a good choice for students who are looking into pharmacy. The faculty of pharmacy comprises 6 departments including herbal medicine, microbiology and biotechnology, pharmaceutics, chemistry and clinical & practical pharmacy. All prospective students are welcome to get practical and research skills and theoretical knowledge that is must-have when it comes to your future profession, career, and job.
10. University of Jos (UNIJOS).
Existing since the 1980s, this higher educational institution has a faculty of pharmaceutical sciences. You can study such courses as pharmacology, related microbiology and chemistry, industrial pharmacy, biotechnology pharmaceutics, and traditional medicine. The motto of UNIJOS is to provide education in ‘colorful ways’ so studying here can be interesting to all students who wish to get modern education.
This analysis provides a guide to pharmacy studying Nigeria. There are several other universities where you can get quality pharmacy education in Nigeria, so can make enquiries before deciding which to enroll in.
NB: These rating was not based on any kind of sentiment or quest for recognitions, but rather was compiled based on research and reviews. And this post is subject to change as soon as we receive any update.
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