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Kano State closes 26 Illegal Health Training Institutions

By Jack Acheme, Kano

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The Kano State government in North-west Nigeria has shut-down 26 illegal Health Training Institutions.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Information officer, Kano State Ministry of Health Hadiza Namadi on behalf of the Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa.

The statement said; “the affected institution will remain closed pending the outcome of necessary investigations.”

It reads; “some of those unrecognised institutions lack definite sites and offer dubious programmes against the established course curricula while also extorting exorbitant fees from students and their parents.

“The Kano State Ministry of Health has noticed with serious concern, the incessant proliferation of illegal Private Heath Training Institutions (PHTIs) in the State without recourse to extant regulations governing the establishment and operation of such schools as specified by regulatory bodies and other relevant authorities.

“It is of serious dismay to realise that some of those unrecognised institutions lack definite sites and offer dubious programmes against the established course curricula, while also extorting exorbitant fees from students and their parents.”

Suffice to indicate, this ugly trend is at the detriment of the people, education development, and efficiency of the entire health system.

“Consequently, the general public is hereby informed of the instant shut-down of all illegal Health Training Institutions (HTIs) in the State, pending the outcome of necessary investigations,” the statement said.

The statement further urged the People to only patronize dully registered institutions with accredited courses, as any subscription to unrecognized schools is tantamount to self-subjection to security risks, doom to academic and career prospects, as well as financial deceptions.

The Ministry will cooperate with all stakeholders and agencies to ensure regular monitoring and inspection of the Health Training Institutions (HTIs) across the state for sanity and safety,” it added.

Some of the affected Institutions include; Unity College of Health Science and Technology, Dorayi, Khali College of Health Science and Technology, Zaria Road.

Others are; Shamila of College of Health Science and Technology, Muslim College of Health Science and Technology, and Ado Bayero College of Health Science and Technology, Dala Local Government Area.

 

 

Mercy Chukwudiebere

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