The federal government has announced plans to introduce herbal medicine as a course in Nigerian universities.
This was disclosed by Onyebuchi Chukwu, Minister of Health at the 3rd Annual guest lecture organized by the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria in Abuja. Chukwu said a committee has submitted a curriculum, which they are going to take to the National Council on Health, NCH.
“You cannot do that unless you learn those sciences that will enable you get the results- physiology, pharmacology, pathology, anatomy, biochemistry and all others.
“If you don’t learn them, you will not know anything about the human body. The herbal practitioners are working with me because they saw what we are doing. Hopefully, once the NCH approved it, it is possible that by next year, in Joint Admission Matriculation Examinations, JAMB, some people may be filling to read herbal medicine,”Chukwu said.