The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given approval to the Nigerian Turkish Nile University (NTNU) to admit students into its College of Medicine.
This was as a result of the recently concluded accreditation exercise carried out by the NUC.
According to a statement made available to journalists, it stated that “after a recently conducted accreditation exercise carried out by the NUC on the facilities in the college of medicine at the Nigerian Turkish Nile University, the NUC has expressly given accreditation for the college of medicine to begin to admit students”
The statement which was signed by the Dean of the College of Medicine, Prof Melih Erkan, also stated that “The university will be starting three new programs in September; they include microbiology, biochemistry, and medicine.”
Erkan further stated that getting accredited to start a college of medicine was indeed a dream come through for the management of the university after years of planning and investment in state-of-the art medical equipment and the recruitment of highly experienced professors and lecturers from Nigeria and Turkey.
“Our aim is to be the best in Africa. It took the university three years to put the college of medicine in place in terms of equipment and staff.” He stated. He also added that the school has pegged the first set of intakes to 55 students.
“For a start, we are beginning with 55 students in medicine, biochemistry and microbiology and five per cent of all the students will be on full scholarship. The reason being that the Nigerian Turkish Nile University places premium on quality of teaching and conducive learning environment,” he stated.
In a related development, the Vice Chancellor of the Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Professor Sert Huseyin has expressed appreciation to the National Universities Commission.
He stated that the management of the university would strive to continually improve its offering in line with best educational practices.
“We’re working for the future of Nigeria. In the next ten years, we are going to be one of the best universities in Africa, especially in theoretical and practical education.”
Nigerian Turkish Nile University was established in 2012 by a group of Turkish Investors under the First Surat Group of Companies to provide students with opportunities of quality university education that will bring out the best in them.