Our Students Have Access To International Data Base For Research Proficiency, Innovation – DUFUHS VC


*Set to reverse medical, education tourism in Nigeria


In a bid to improve healthcare system in Nigeria, the Vice Chancellor of David Umahi Federal University of Health Sciences (DUFUHS), Uburu, Prof. Jesse Uneke has said that the medical Institution is set to reverse both medical and educational tourism in Nigeria, stating that it has enough human and material resources to achieve this in line with global best practices.

He also added that in order to improve and inculcate research among students,the University has granted them access to international data bases for research proficiency and innovation.

The Vice Chancellor of David Umahi Federal University of Health Sciences, Uburu, stated this during the matriculation which took place at the University Ceremony Arena and was well  attended by students, parents, members of the academia, leaders of religious organizations and  people from all walks of life.

During the event, 676 students were admitted into the university, while some staff and students received awards of excellence and productivity during the matriculation.

While presenting his address, the Vice Chancellor, Prof.Jesse Uneke expressed joy and satisfaction over the innovation and  breakthrough recorded in the institution within a short period of time, saying that its excellent academic performance has placed the university on a global map, adding that the institution is set to reverse both medical and educational tourism in Nigeria.

He also appreciated President  Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the ministers of works,  education and health for the exceptional roles they have played to change the narrative and uphold the best in Nigeria.

According to Prof.Uneke, “Our Motto is Excellence, Scholarship, and Productivity. Our aim as a university is not only to achieve reversal of medical tourism but also the reversal of educational tourism. How have we been able to achieve this?  Number one is that, we have assembled the best academic staff in Nigeria; majority of the academic staff have Ph.D, while the remaining  are close to the completion of their Ph.D programmes. Secondly, we have digitized our academic conferences, our first year examinations on university wide-courses are computer based test. All our financial transactions are online and are digital.

`We have exposed our students to start research very early and have granted them access to international data base. We want them to have a least 300 electronic textbooks  in their various disciplines before graduation.

`This is the only university that lectures start by 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm. I am happy to announce that the university has achieved stability in their academic programmes and activities,” he said.


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