African Centre of Excellence on Phytomedicine Research and Development (ACEPRD)

Director's Fullnames
Prof. John C Aguiyi

The University of Jos, has received an Eight Million Dollar ($8 Million) grant from the World Bank to establish an African Centre of Excellence on Phytomedicine Research and Development (ACEPRD). The centre is strongly committed to excellence in research on the production of modern drugs from plants. Research will be focused on different African leaves, roots and plants so as to extract their medicinal contents for the use of human beings. The Centre is a collaborative effort of researchers in the faculties of Pharmaceutical and Natural Sciences with an excellent track record in this area of research and development. Members of ACEPRD’s impressive track record for research in this area has led to the production of several drugs for use in Nigeria including - anti-hypertension, anti-diabetes, anti-malaria drugs and anti snake venom.

Professor John C Aguiyi ( Centre Director) works along with Professor Taiwo E. Alemika as Deputy Centre Director and a number of unit Heads in the following core areas of research:

  • Biological Evaluation
  • Phytochemistry
  • Plant Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Formulation and Production
  • Clinical trials, commercialisation, and regulatory
  • Education and Social Sciences
  • Ethics, Research publications and Communication


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ACEPRD Postgraduate admissions

Advertisement of the 2017/2018 admissions of courses: MSc/PhD Biotechnology, MSc/PhD Microbiology, MSc/PhD Clinical Pharmacy, MSc/PhD Pharmacognosy and MSc. Bioinformatics. For more information, call +234(0)8036319517, +234(0)8037009165 or visit us at Road 4, University of Jos Senior Staff Quarters, Bauchi Road.


Short Certificate Course in Phytomedicine see details below;





Minutes of Audit Committee meeting held on 2nd February, 2017

Minutes of Audit Committee meeting held on 12th July, 2017

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