Full – granted after students are in clinical phase of training (5 years); Partial – granted when school first opens
The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria is responsible for supervising the nature of the instructions and the examinations leading to the qualifications to be granted. The National Universities Commission also has the responsibility of regulating the curricula and courses of instructions of all academic programs of Nigerian universities. These two bodies jointly exercise the responsibility for ensuring that the standards of the medical schools are adequate.
Full accreditation status (A total overall score of 70% and above in addition to scoring at least 70% in each of the core areas of Staffing, Academic Content, Physical Facilities and Library)
Interim accreditation status (An overall score of 60% or more but less than 70% OR an overall total score of 70% and above but with a score of less than 70% in any of the four core areas)
Denied accreditation status (An overall score of less than 60%)
The main functions of the Commission are outlined as follows:
[Last update: May 21, 2015]