In this article, we’ll be looking at an overview of the school fee structure for new and returning students, payment options & procedures, and the history of the University of Ibadan Medicine and Surgery College, among others.
History of University of Ibadan School of Medicine and Surgery
In 1948, the University College, Ibadan, established the Faculty of Medicine as one of its first faculties. Initially, the faculty faced the challenge of maintaining high standards and gaining global recognition. To address this, the Medical School aligned with the University of London, which helped attract recognition from the General Medical Council of Great Britain. As a result, medical students at the University College, Ibadan, were able to pursue a degree in Medicine, leading to the M.B.B.S. degree from the University of London through this special relationship.
It was decided to have a single campus for all faculties when choosing a site for the University College. However, Ibadan, the chosen location, initially lacked a high-standard hospital for use as a Teaching Hospital. Pre-medical courses were taught in the Faculty of Science, while pre-clinical departments teaching Anatomy and Physiology were in the Old Yaba Medical School in Lagos until dissection rooms and labs were built in Ibadan in 1950. Consequently, pre-clinical courses began with recognition from London University in 1948.
To provide clinical training for pre-clinical students, the College had to plan for a teaching hospital. The College took over the administration of Adeoyo Hospital in 1948, which had been run by the City Council of Ibadan and the government-controlled Jericho Hospital. However, it was clear that the facilities in both hospitals were not enough for medical students’ clinical training. Therefore, the Faculty made other arrangements, and medical students were sent abroad until a new teaching hospital could be established.
The University College of Ibadan initially planned to build a large permanent hospital, but the cost was deemed too high. In 1951, the government took full responsibility for building a new teaching hospital, and efforts were made to implement the decision as quickly as possible. In the meantime, medical students continued to go overseas for their clinical training, and arrangements were made for former Yaba graduates to study for a qualification registrable with the General Medical Council. A new 500-bed hospital was built some four miles from the University College Ibadan and opened in 1957. The Ibadan Medical School has trained many health professionals, with one out of every five Nigerian doctors and three out of every five physiotherapists being products of the College. The University of Ibadan became an autonomous institution in 1962, and the medical school curriculum has been revised over time to better prepare students for the Nigerian environment in which they will practice. The demand for places in the medical school is high, and the standard of applicants accepted by the University is also high.
Department of Surgery
Established in 1948, the Department of Surgery at the University of Ibadan and the University College Hospital is a founding department of the University College, Ibadan. Its first Head was Professor Beatrice M. Jolly, and the department started at the old Adeoyo Hospital before relocating to the current University College Hospital site in 1958, once the Hospital was completed.
Undergraduate training in surgery began in 1958, and the first group of students graduated in 1961. Postgraduate training started in 1958 for the fellowships of the Royal College of Surgeons of the UK. The Master of Medicine (M.Med.) program was introduced in 1970 for academic and professional purposes, but none of the registrars in the department completed the program. The program was replaced by residency training programs from the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) and the West African College of Surgeons (WACS).
Initially, the medical school had three clinical departments: Surgery, Medicine, and Preventive and Social Medicine. Later, Anaesthesia, Ophthalmology, and Otorhinolaryngology were created from the Department of Surgery. Dentistry and Physiotherapy also started as units in the Department of Surgery but later became separate departments. Members of the Department of Surgery also moved to other institutions, including the University of Lagos and the University of Nigeria, Enugu. Despite this, the Department of Surgery at the University of Ibadan has been instrumental in creating new departments and producing foundation members for other surgery departments.
The creation of the College of Medicine at the University of Lagos and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Nigeria, Enugu resulted in the relocation of some pre- and post-fellowship members of the Department of Surgery to these institutions as foundation staff. Despite this, the Department of Surgery at the University of Ibadan deserves recognition for generating numerous departments at the University of Ibadan and the University College Hospital, as well as producing foundation members for the Surgery Departments of the University of Lagos and the University of Nigeria, Enugu.
University of Ibadan School Fees for Medicine and Surgery
The current school fees at the University of Ibadan School of Medicine and Surgery range from ₦50,000 to ₦150,000 depending on your level.
Here’s University of Ibadan estimated School Fees of medicine and surgery students according to level.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
The Financial Aids Office is a part of the Student Affairs Division at the University of Ibadan, offering guidance and support to students regarding financial matters, such as scholarships and loans. The office is situated within the Student Affairs Division and provides several types of aid, including federal government, state government, the University of Ibadan, corporate bodies, foreign governments, private individuals, and the Indigent Students Aid Scheme awards, which registered students can apply for.
Under the Federal Government Awards category, financial support is available to students in various forms. The National Award is granted to exceptional students recommended by their respective faculties, with the final approval given by the Federal Ministry of Education. The Federal Government also offers loans to financially challenged students through the Student Revolving Loan Scheme, managed by the Student Loans Board. Interested applicants can obtain prescribed application forms from the Financial Aid Office or Secretary, Student Loans Board, Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja, and must complete bond forms if selected as beneficiaries.
Under the State Government Awards category, students can access financial support from State Governments in three major forms: Merit Awards, Open Awards, and Automatic Bursaries. Merit Awards are based on academic excellence and are typically recommended by the students’ faculties. Open Awards require students to apply directly to the relevant State Government, and information on the application process is usually publicized in local and foreign media. Application forms and relevant advertisements may also be provided by some states to distribute among students. Additionally, some State Governments offer Automatic Bursaries to their students, and students can contact the Scholarship Division of their State of Origin’s Ministry of Education for more information.
The University of Ibadan provides scholarships and bursaries to Nigerian graduates who wish to pursue advanced study or research leading to a higher degree at the university. A student with a Second Class Honours degree who has been admitted to a higher degree course may be awarded a bursary on the recommendation of their Head of Department. Bursaries may also be awarded to students with First or Upper Second Class Honours from other universities who have been accepted for postgraduate research. The awards cover remission of fees, an annual maintenance grant, and other approved allowances, and scholarships are renewable annually based on the Head of Department’s recommendation. Final-year undergraduates may apply provisionally, but confirmation is required within a week of the publication of their degree examination results.
The University Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries are given to undergraduates who excel in their first year of degree examinations and are deemed “University Scholars” by the Senate. The Senate decides whether or not to award the scholarships based on exam results and other relevant factors. There is no need for undergraduates to apply for the scholarships. The scholarship covers university fees and provides a sum of N500.000 for books. It is valid for the entire degree course, subject to satisfactory progress and conduct.
Payment Options and Procedures
Upon logging in, the default “FEE PAYMENT” page is displayed. To pay fees, click “PAY YOUR FEES” at the top right corner of the page, select your preferred fee type, and click “Add Selected Items to “My Fees List” and “Proceed.” After the page refreshes, check the box next to “Remita” and click “Post Now” to view your fee statement and copy the reference number. Click “Proceed to Gateway” and wait for the page to refresh with the Remita Platform, where you can select “Internet Banking” or “Card Payment” and proceed with the payment by clicking on your respective bank.
To pay at the bank, you must note and write down the REMITA RETRIEVAL REFERENCE (RRR) and take it to your bank. The bank will pay the fees with the RRR number on your behalf, and you can return to the portal to register for or submit your courses. After making the payment using any of the above methods, you can update your personal data before course registration by returning to the University Portal (portal.ui.edu.ng).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is university of ibadan medicine and surgery school fees?
The University of Ibadan School of Medicine and Surgery fees range from N50,000 to N150,000, depending on the student’s level and country of origin.
What is the cut off mark for medicine and surgery in University of Ibadan?
The JAMB cutoff mark for medicine and surgery at the University of Ibadan is 280.