The Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences (FBMS) was created by the Anambra State University of Technology (ASUTECH) in Oct. 1987 with Prof. B.C. Umerah as the foundation Dean. Prior to this, ASUTECH had started a pre-science programme in November, 1986 within the premises of the former Teachers Training College Okofia Nnewi.
The Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences then had the following constituent Department:

I. Department of Anatomy
II. Department of Human Biochemistry
III. Department of Human Physiology

The Department then coexisted with the pre-science programme. The faculty admitted her first set of medical students in the 1987/1988 academic session, numbering forty-five (45) mainly from the pre-science programme.
In 1988 the University adopted the collegiate system backed by Edict No.9 of Anambra State of Nigeria.
Consequently the young University was re-organized into four (4) (almost fully) autonomous colleges of which college of Health Sciences including Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy.
The college housed only the then Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, and the Pre-Science programme at inception. In anticipation of growth and progress, the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences metamorphosed into the Faculty of Medicine.


The 11TH College Academic Assembly held on 31st July, 2007, at the Auditorium at Okofia Campus considered the creation of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences out of the existing Faculty of Medicine. It considered the report of a prior Committee on the same matter headed by Prof. Ifeoma Enweani. Thereafter it resolved by an overwhelming majority vote that it was desirable to create the new faculty.
A new committee was subsequently set up by the College Academic Assembly to “examine the issue in all its ramifications and produce the documentation necessary for its realization that will be forwarded to the appropriate organs of the University”. The Committee, headed by Prof. Okey Ikpeze, finished their work on schedule with the final recommendation that the proposed Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences is viable and desirable, and hence recommended that the Faculty be created.
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Management Committee, at its 186th meeting held on April 19, 2008, after due consideration of the request for the creation of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences by the component Departments, and the report of the College Committee on the creation of the faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, approved and created the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. This was subsequently ratified by the University Senate at its 127th meeting May 19, 2008
The Faculty is located at Okofia , Otolo Nnewi which is the second largest Campus of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University.


The Faculty is located at Okofia , Otolo  Nnewi  which is the second  largest Campus of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University.


Dean:   Prof. Hugh Clifford Chima Maduka (B Sc., M Sc., Ph D); Professor of Biochemistry                                               
Sub-Dean: Dr. Stephen Maduka, MBBS., M Sc., Ph D. (Physiology); Reader
Faculty Secretary (Ag.): Nnajiofor Angela Nonye
Principal Executive Officer:
Faculty Examination Officer: Chidiebere E. Ugwu (PhD Biochemistry); Senior Lecturer