About Pharmaceutical Sciences

Historical Background

Pharmacy started in October 1983 as a faculty in the defunct Federal University of Technology, Makurdi and was then referred to as "Faculty of Pharmacy and Technology, Makurdi and was then referred to as "Faculty of Pharmacy and Health Technology. In 1984, Federal University of Technology, Makurdi was merged with University of Jos and the Faculty remained in the University of Jos at the Makurdi Campus. In January 1988, Federal Government re-emerged the Makurdi Campus from the University of Jos and converted it to a University of Agriculture.

Government further directed that the Faculty of Pharmacy and Health Technology be transferred to Jos. The faculty moved to Jos in December 1988 and was renamed Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Faculty was initially accommodated in some temporary structures in the Bauchi Road Campus of the University. The faculty finally moved into her present Ultra-modern location in June. The first batch of 31 Students graduated in May 1990 under the Deanship of Prof. E.N. Sokomba.

To date 403 graduates have been produced by the Faculty. The NUC accreditation team was in the Faculty in early February for reaccredidation and we are still awaiting the report. Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has notified the Faculty/University of her intention to re-visit soon.