The University of Jos has introduced the Dentistry department which is domiciled in the College of Medical Sciences of the university, amongst other programmes. This was made known by the Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Hayward Babale Mafuyai, at the swearing in/ induction ceremony of newly qualified Medical Doctors from the university.
Professor Mafuyai said the university is doing its best to admit the first set of Dentistry students in the 2015/16 academic session and hopes that ”in six years time, the university will induct its first set of Dental Surgeons along with the Medical graduands”.
The Dean, faculty of Medical Sciences, Prof. Simon J. Yiltok while appreciating the management for its positive strides within the university, appealed to the management to ensure that ”all efforts be made so we will be able to admit students in the newly established Dentistry prgramme within the shortest
possible time” The Dentistry programme is one amongst 22 others established by the management within the last one year, many of which kick-started with the admission of students into the various programmes for undergraduate studies in the 2014/15 academic session which just started .
Other programmes introduced are in new faculties such as the faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Department of Music, amongst others. The 22 newly introduced programmes revolve round these faculties/departments.