Federal Government has approved 2 billion naira for the establishment of a Medical School at the Federal University, Dutsin-ma (FUDMA), Katsina State.

Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Amarya’u Bichi, made this known in Dutsin-ma shortly after assuming office.

He said construction work had commenced and would be completed within four months.

According to Prof. Bichi, the university would admit candidates for medicine and other medical courses in 2021.

He also appealed to the federal government to provide additional funds for the institution to build its teaching hospital, where the students would do practical and internships.

The vice chancellor said that plans were under way to establish Faculties of Engineering, Law and Agriculture in the institution.

Meanwhile, the vice chancellor has appealed for support from traditional rulers and people of the state to enable him take the university to greater heights.