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Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria

http://www.mdcn.gov.ng/

Duration and levels of accreditation

Full – granted after students are in clinical phase of training (5 years); Partial – granted when school first opens

Accreditation standards

Evaluation process

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Mandatory

Description of accreditation organization

Government Authority

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.

National Universities Commission

http://www.nuc.edu.ng

Duration and levels of accreditation

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%)

Accreditation standards

  • Staffing - 32%
  • Academic Content - 23%
  • Physical Facilities - 25%
  • Library - 12%
  • Funding - 5%
  • Employers’ Rating - 3%

Evaluation process

Outcome/consequences of accreditation

Mandatory

Description of accreditation organization

Government Authority

The main functions of the Commission are outlined as follows:

  • Granting approval for all academic programs run in Nigerian universities;
  • Granting approval for the establishment of all higher educational institutions offering degree programs in Nigerian universities;
  • Ensure quality assurance of all academic programs offered in Nigerian universities; and
  • Channel for all external support to the Nigerian universities.

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