Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu university commences program in native medicine

Obinwannem News Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu university commences program in native medicine

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, (COOU) Anambra State, has begun an advanced diploma course in native medicine.

The Special Adviser to Anambra State Governor Mr Willie Obiano, on medicine and herbal practice, Dr Onyekachi Ibezim, stated this at a press briefing in Awka.

He said the new initiative was part of the efforts of the State government to improve and harmonise herbal medical practice in the State.

He also said that the entry qualification for the advanced diploma course would be a first degree in any field of study.

He said he was working with two professors of pharmacy as technical advisers.

Ibezim said, “When I was appointed, I found out that traditional medicine practice was all comers’ affairs. Some practitioners would claim that they were born with the skills.

“In medical line where I belong, you must go to school and obtain a certificate before you can practice. This is what we want to replicate in traditional medicine.”

Ifesinachi Nnabugwu reporting, Obinwannem News

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