The Africa Centre of Excellence in Phytomedicine Research and Development (ACEPRD) is one of the 10 World Bank sponsored Centres of Excellence selected from Nigeria to contribute to health care development in Africa, exploiting its biodiversity.

The Centre advances knowledge through discovery, dissemination and application of research findings, addressing critical challenges in the healthcare system. it will also create opportunities for collaboration and networking that will strengthen our leadership role in Africa on international competitive research in phytomedicine and drug management. Our mandate is to train high caliber and critical thinkers who can solve health problems in their communities, establish relationship between the academia and the industry, compete with the outside world in research and development; strengthen national and regional bio-economy through training and biomedical research, adopting new trends in science and technology to deliver new products.

Students drawn from Nigeria and the West African sub-region are enrolled in Masters and PhD programmes in various courses which include Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Plant Science and Technology, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, as well as Phytomedicine (Pharmacognosy).