Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State, has begun an advanced diploma course in native medicine.
The Special Adviser to Governor Willie Obiano of the state on medicine and herbal practice, Dr Onyekachi Ibezim, disclosed this at a press conference in Awka.
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He said the development was part of the efforts of the government to advance and harmonise herbal medical practice in the state.
He stressed that herbal medicine is the backbone of the Chinese health care system.
He said the entry qualification for the course is first degree in any field of study.