‘Ondo College of Tech will be a model’

By Kemi Olatunde
The Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro has pledged the commitment of the State Government in making the state College of Health Technology a model in the country.

Dr Adegbenro made this pledge in his office in Akure while playing host to the Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria who paid him a courtesy visit while on an accreditation visit to the school in Akure .

The Commissioner stated that a lot have been done after the team visited in May last year noting that  observations and requirements pointed out have been met.

He highlighted  some steps taken to make the school a model to include  the upgrading  of the school from being  a school  of Health  Technology  to becoming a College  of Health Technology which in his view has many advantages.

He commended  the provost  of the school, Dr Felix Olawoye  for his revolutionary  strides and achievements in the school saying “the progress made so far which include  building of a standard  school  clinic which can enable  the school  enrol as HealthCare provider under the Contributory Health Scheme.”

He assured that  government Will employ more graduates from the school when the finance of the state  improves.

The Teamlead, Mr Joseph  Ibitolu applauded the state for upgrading  the school  to a College  of Health  Technology and for putting  up the school  clinic which is a model and a requirements for accreditation.

Mr Ibitolu  expressed  delight at the development in the school  especially  the quality  of demonstration hall  the school  has been  able to put  up

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He appealed that government equip the Demonstration Hall, Clinic, create school of Community  Health and employ products of the school.

In a related development,  about 700 students have been given full admission after a probational examination was held in the school premises recently.

Speaking  after the results  was pasted,  the Provost , Dr Felix Olawoye said the downward  slide in the quality  of education nationally is worrisome  as so many students with excellent  school  certificate  results cannot  defend  it.

He noted that the school  admits only the best as products  of the school would mann health  facilities  in the remote  areas and to prevent  morbidity and mortality, the school  must not lower it’s standard.

The Provost  said the school  has the capability  of admitting 964 students but because  of poor performance  of students  in the probation  exarmination, the school  could only admit  700.

He appealed to parents to stop encouraging their children to cheat and cut corners as this  has negative effect on the educational standard of the  country.

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