Motto: 'Nulli Secundus'

Prof. A.J. Randawa

Professor A.J. Randawa

Dean's Welcome Message

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the Homepage of our prestigious Faculty, the Faculty of Medicine of the largest and most cosmopolitan University in Africa, South of the Sahara. Although Ahmadu Bello University was established in 1962, the Faculty of Medicine came into being in 1967, the first of such in northern Nigeria. The faculty has since grown to become the largest in this university; with a total of 17 departments. In 1961, the then Federal Government of Nigeria in a White paper decided that by 1970 there would be a “full-fledged” Faculty of Medicine at Ahmadu Bello University; this was supported by the National Universities Commission in its report in 1963. On the 25th November 1966, the Council of the University approved establishment of the faculty and in 1967 as a single degree awarding faculty. The pre-clinical complex was commissioned in 1982 (and named after the then Vice Chancellor, Professor IshayaAudu, himself a Medical Doctor) with the aim of providing facilities to train 150 Medical Students and 50 Dental students. The Clinical Complex is currently situated at the Teaching Hospital in Shikaa distance of about five kilometres from the preclinical complex since 2005. Prior to 2005 however, clinical teaching and training was at the Teaching Hospitals at Tudun Wada, Zaria, Kaduna and Malumfashi.....Read more

Mission, Vision and Philosophy

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    To sustain the advancement of knowledge, attitude and practice of human medicine and related disciplines through competency-directed teaching and learning, high-impact research, effective clinical and innovative community service, that meets local, national and international needs.

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    To be a foremost college of medicine in Nigeria that compares with any in the World at rendering competency-directed teaching, high-impact research and innovative community service, and be a pride to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

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    The philosophy of our medical school is to train Doctors to the realities of today’s Nigeria, since the essence of our training programme is to train our own people to work amongst our own people.