Bayelsa Medical University Receives NUC Approval to Introduce B.Sc. Dental Therapy Programme

Bayelsa Medical University (BMU) is thrilled to announce that it has obtained official approval from the National Universities Commission (NUC) to introduce the full-time mode of the B.Sc. Dental Therapy programme. This significant achievement follows a meticulous resource verification exercise conducted by the NUC.

During the verification process, the B.Sc. Dental Therapy programme was inadvertently omitted from the list of the newly approved undergraduate academic programmes for the 2023/2024 academic session. BMU promptly brought this omission to the attention of the NUC for rectification.

In a proactive response, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission has assumed responsibility for the omission and has diligently overseen the necessary updates to incorporate the B.Sc. Dental Therapy programme into BMU's academic offerings in full-time mode This approval also extends to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), both of which will be duly informed of this new addition to our academic programmes.

BMU is now proud to offer full-time mode of study in the following 25 academic programmes:

  1. Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)
  2. Pharmacy (Pharm. D / B. Pharm)
  3. Nursing Science (B.NSc)
  4. Dentistry (BDS)
  5. Medical Laboratory Science (BMLS)
  6. Optometry (OD)
  7. Physiotherapy (B.Sc. / Doctor of Physiotherapy)
  8. Human Nutrition and Dietetics (B.Sc.)
  9. Public Health (B.Sc.)
  10. Community Health Science (BCHS)
  11. Radiography and Radiation Science (B.Sc.)
  12. Health Information Management (B.Sc.)
  13. Dental Technology (B. Tech)
  14. HealthCare Administration and Hospital Management (B.Sc.)
  15. Dental Therapy (B.Sc.)
  16. Biology (B.Sc.)
  17. Chemistry (B.Sc.)
  18. Physics with Electronics (B.Sc.)
  19. Mathematics (B.Sc.)
  20. Statistics (B.Sc.)
  21. Computer Science (B.Sc.)
  22. Microbiology (B.Sc.)
  23. Human Anatomy (B.Sc.)
  24. Human Physiology (B.Sc.)
  25. Biochemistry (B.Sc.)

Candidates eager to seek admission into any of these 25 academic programmes for the 2023/2024 Academic Session, and who have participated in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) administered by JAMB, securing a score of not less than 140, are eligible to apply.

For more information about these programmes and the admission process, please visit our official website at

Bayelsa Medical University remains dedicated to providing quality education, and this approval reaffirms our commitment to offering a comprehensive range of academic programmes to nurture the next generation of healthcare professionals.


Luke Sarah Ugaile
For Vice Chancellor

Last modified on Saturday, 02 September 2023 08:29


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