27-Feb-2019

Study Medicine in Nigeria


Although the educational sector has faced lots of challenges over the years and according to statistics Medicine in Nigeria is said to be 30 years behind, Nigeria remains one of the best places to study medicine in West Africa.

Study Medicine in Nigeria

Although the educational sector has faced lots of challenges over the years and according to statistics Medicine in Nigeria is said to be 30 years behind, Nigeria remains one of the best places to study medicine in West Africa. Aspiring medical doctors really do not have to travel abroad in search of a degree in medicine and, subsequently, recognition from the society. You don’t have to take my word for it, how about going through a list of prominent medical doctors who studied medicine in Nigeria? Take a look.

Dr Olurotimi Badero    

Olurotimi Badero was born in Lagos, southwestern part of Nigeria. He obtained his medical degree at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria before relocating to the United States to complete three years of Internal Medicine residency at the State University of New York (SUNY).

Dr. Salamat Ahuoiza Aliu

Aliu is the first female neurosurgeon in West Africa. It’s no surprise that in 2016, she was listed among the top 100 persons of the year by Arewa socio-political group. She currently works at University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. She attended the medical school in University of Ilorin to get her first degree. She trained and specialized in neurosurgery in Usman Danfodio University under Prof BB Shehu.

Dr Babatunde Osotimehin

 Born in 1949 in Ogun State, Osotimehin attended Igbobi College between 1966 and 1971. He studied medicine at The University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

The aforementioned names are but a few among the unending list of successful medical doctors who have proved  that you do not have to travel out of Nigeria in search of quality education since our local schools can offer top notch quality education. Besides, there are so many advantages attached to studying medicine in Nigeria. Among the numerous merits is the fact that studying medicine in Nigeria is much cheaper than studying medicine oversees. So why run away from home? After all, there is no place like home.