By Kemi Olatunde
Provost, Ondo State College of Health Technology, Akure, Dr. Felix Olawoye has commended the state Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for providing enabling environment for the institution to thrive and also the imperative of merit in admission into the institution.
This according to him, has facilitated academic excellence in all aspects.
He gave the commendation while speaking with The Hope shortly after receiving the report of the re-accreditation of Ondo State College of Health Technology Akure which was addressed to him and signed by the Registrar/CEO Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria, Bashir Idris yesterday in Akure.
Olawoye hinted that the Board has approved a full accreditation for the institution to train 75 Community Health Extension Worker (CHEW), 50 Junior Community Health Extension Worker (JCHEW ) and 39 Returnees for five academic sessions attributing the development to the unrelenting effort of the governor, whim he described as a lover of qualitative education, in taking the institution to greater heights.
Speaking further, he noted that the Board lauded the College for maintaining the laid down academic standard of the regulatory body.
He expressed appreciation to the Commissioner for Health, Dr Banji Awolowo Ajaka, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Pharm. (MRS) Folukemi Aladenola and the Permanent Secretary Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Francis Akanbiemu for their unflinching support and described as wonderful staff and students of the institution.
According to the report which was made available to The Hope, the approval takes effect from year 2022/2023 academic session stating that it will be due for renewal at the end of 2026/2027 academic session.
The Board while urging the College to maintain the competitive mode of admission so as to be able bring out the best hands in the health sector advised that the school adequately improve upon areas off lapses before the expiration of the accreditation.
The report reads; “Considering your overall performance score of 78 percent during the re-accreditation visit, the Board approved a full accreditation for your institution to train 75 CHEW, 50 JCHEWS and 30 Returnees for five academic sessions.”