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 has 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 become 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 the building of a standard school clinic which can enable the school to enrol as Health Care 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 Team lead, 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 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
He appealed that government equip the Demonstration Hall, Clinic, create the 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 were 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 main 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 examination, the school could only admit 700.
He appealed to parents to stop encouraging their children to cheat and cut corners as this has a negative effect on the educational standard of the country.