New varsity of medical sciences to address human resource challenge in health sector

King David University of Medical Sciences (KDUMS), Uburu, Ebonyi State, is set to provide manpower needs to address challenge of human resources in the health sector in line with new global realities.


The institution, built by Ebonyi State governor, Chief David Nweze Umahi, is the 197th university in the country. The school, recently given approval by the National Universities Commission (NUC) is designed to cater for specialised manpower development.

The school is to provide manpower needs to address emerging health issues, particularly COVID-19 pandemic. The institution is expected to advance learning and provide facilities for the pursuit of qualitative education.

“The objectives of the university are to build critical competencies and expertise in the health sciences, under the most conducive learning environment with the highest form of professionalism, ethics and excellence; foster the spirit of creativity, resourcefulness and entrepreneurship; and to propagate the equality of mankind.”

The institution offers 23 courses, which include, medicine and surgery, nursing, medical laboratory science, pharmacy, physiotherapy, health policy and health systems, hospital administration, dentistry, and Optometry, among others.

According to the institution’s management, the school will operate maternal and child care as well as cancer treatment/oncology, eye and dialysis centres, laboratory, radiology, kidney and liver transplantation units.

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