University of Ibadan and other two Nigerian universities will soon start degree programs in herbal medicine, according to reports.
Rev. Anselm Adodo, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories said his company has made a deal with the universities to introduce degree and certificate course.
The the other two universities according to Adodo are Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State and University of Medical Sciences, Ondo
Speaking during a press conference, Adodo says one of the tertiary institutions, the University of Medical Sciences is in the process of introducing bachelor’s degree in herbal medicine.
According to him, while Samuel Adegboyega University is planning to introduce a higher certificate programme in Herbal Medicine, the University of Ibadan has already approved and commenced Masters degree and PhD programs in African Traditional Medicine at its Institute of African studies.
A course in herbal medicine through the Department of Pharmacy has also been introduced into the curriculum at UI.
“This is historic and a significant step towards boosting herbal medicine research and development in Nigeria,” he said.
The Managing Director of Pax Herbal also said his establishment has begun to collaborate with UI’s Institute of African Studies to offer a professional certificate course in Herbal Medicine.