The school of health technology was an educational Initiative birthed to increase the number of health professionals in Nigeria.
Nigeria needed them to handle the health system efficiently, no doubt. However, there were not many of them before the mid-90s as not all states or regions across the country could boast of at least one school of health technology.
Interestingly, things changed for better in the mid-90s. The rapid growth of schools of health technology across the nation began. The Federal Government gave a directive to all states government across to country to establish at least one school of health technology. And there was a massive increase across the states.
Today, many Nigerians are making great efforts to not only get enrolled into one of these schools of health technology but, to also earn a recognized certificate. On this note, it becomes pertinent to have prior knowledge of which school of health technology is accredited by the appropriate regulatory body.
Its common knowledge that more school of health technologies is being established and not all are accredited to run health programs. Getting enrolled in an unaccredited school of health technology come with consequences as well. Among which are:
- After the duration of a course of study, one will be awarded an invalid certificate which is not recognized in Nigeria.
- One who earns an invalid certificate from an unaccredited school of health technology will be unable to further their education in any higher institution of their choice eventually.
- Holding an invalid certificate from an unaccredited school of health technology in Nigeria would make one be regarded as a quack in the health field.
- One will be ineligible to become a member of a professional health body in Nigeria.
Now, that you know the consequences of being enrolled and earning a degree from an unaccredited school of health technology in Nigeria, we will move on to giving you a summarized list of all the accredited school of health technology in Nigeria.
But, before we give you the list, we think we might be doing you great injustice by not giving you a quick heads up on some of the best school of health technology.
Here are some of the schools of health technology to consider if you plan on enrolling into a health technology school in Nigeria.
Lagos State College of Health Technology:
Popularly called LASCOHET, Lagos State College of Health Technology is one of the oldest colleges of health technology in Nigeria. It was formerly known as school of hygiene and was established in 1920.
Kwara State School of Health Technology:
Kwara State School of Health Technology was established in 1976 by the Kwara State government just after the directive from the federal government. It is situated in Offa and has produced over 6000 health professionals.
Anambra State College of Health Technology:
Established in 1992, Anambra State College of Education is rated one of the best school of health technology in Nigeria. It also boasts of seven (7) departments including environmental health and health information management.
College of Health Technology, Calabar:
Established in the mid-90s, College of Health Technology, Calabar is a well-recognized institution in Nigeria. It has also trained and graduated thousands of health professional. It is located at Mary Slessor Avenue in Calabar.
Haven mentioned the best schools of health technology in Nigeria; here is a concise list of all accredited school of health technology in Nigeria as of
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