With the new NUC notation, the PAMO Varsity is at the forefront of medical education
The recent inclusion of OPA University of Medical Sciences Port Harcourt among the 25 universities offering fully accredited courses by the National Universities Commission in its 2021 University Rankings is great news for the management, staff, parents and students of the institution, writes Raphael Ehigiator
The management, staff, parents and students of PAMO University of Medical Science, Port Harcourt have good reason to celebrate: the National Universities Commission (NUC) has listed the school as one of the universities in the country whose courses are fully accredited.
In its “Nigeria University System Rankings 2021” released last month, the NUC revealed that only 25 out of 170 universities have fully accredited courses.
The commission added that less than 70% of the courses offered by the other ivory towers are accredited.
The news of NUC was well received at the PAMO University of Medical Sciences, having achieved the feat less than four years after its establishment.
PAMO, Nigeria’s premier private medical university, is committed to pursuing only courses and programs in the medical and related fields. The institution offers courses such as Anatomy, Biochemistry, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Pharmacology and Physiology at the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), and Nursing at the Faculty of Clinical Sciences. Well equipped and furnished to world class standards, it is set in serene surroundings in Port Harcourt.
The founders conceptualized the university as a world-class institution dedicated to training healthcare workers, including doctors and nurses.
The university has maintained its standards and policies throughout its four years of existence. Admission to the school is strictly merit-based with all students residing on campus. It also has zero tolerance for worship and other related vices among staff and students.
In order for students to fully concentrate on their studies, without showing wealth, the use of private cars is not permitted on campus. Wandering is prohibited. Even visitors, parents and guardians are not allowed to have unscheduled visits.
Additionally, the institution disapproves of indecent dress. To ensure compliance, the school has a dress code for conferences and official functions for students and officials.
PAMO boasts of the best classrooms, halls, laboratories and libraries in the country with unbeatable hostel facilities. Each room accommodates two students. All rooms have a private bathroom with constant water supply and water heater. The school is also renowned for having a 24-hour power supply, allowing students to study in a conducive environment.
One of the university’s greatest strengths is an existing teaching hospital established by its founder, a renowned physician, in the 1980s called PAMO Clinics and Hospitals Group.
The hospital has been at the forefront of providing high quality medical care and services to residents and visitors to Rivers for nearly 40 years. Over the years, he has provided high quality medical treatment and health promotion services covering internal medicine, family medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics to individuals, families and businesses.
From the outset, the hospital has helped students from the start to gain comprehensive medical knowledge and experience. The school management constructs a four-storey building on Aba Road to house a teaching hospital. In addition, the school has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Rivers government and Rivers State Teaching Hospital, allowing its students to use the public teaching hospital for clinical training prior to complete the PAMO teaching hospital.
Full accreditation of the school’s courses and programs by various bodies including the NUC, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Medical Laboratory Council, etc. ., has made it the top choice for parents who want their children to have a solid medical education and graduate in record time.
The uniqueness of PAMO University was underscored recently by NUC Executive Secretary Prof. Abubakar Rasheed who highlighted the many achievements of the university and hailed the university’s ranking as 35th out of 200 in the Nigeria. It is ranked 19th best private university. He pointed out that the young university is ranked first in programs with full accreditation. The NUC boss also said that the university ranks first in the female student enrollment index among Nigerian universities.
“Exactly four years since the university received its license, and today we are producing the first group of highly qualified students who have been deemed worthy of character and learning and who will certainly play an active role in the formation the future of our country,” he said. declared.
He added, “We are pleased that this young university is ranked first in programs with full accreditation. We are glad that it also ranks first in female student enrollment index among all universities in the country. The future is indeed very bright for this young but well run higher education institution.