The Kogi State College of Health Sciences and Technology, Idah, has secured full accreditation of four out of its five programmes for the first time since its establishment about 43 years ago. A statement by the Provost, Dr Nuhu Solomon Anyegwu, said the college received the letter for the full accreditation from the Registrar, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) on Thursday, that four of the five departments in the college had been fully accredited.
Anyegwu said the fully accredited programmes are; Health Information Management Department (5 years), Community Health Department (4 years) and Medical Laboratory Department (5 years). The Pharmacy Technician Department has already been granted approval to enlist students while initial provisional accreditation status was being awaited, he added.
He added that the remaining programme, which is the School of Environmental Health, was awaiting approval by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) accreditation. The provost expressed his appreciation to the visitor, Governor Yahaya Bello, for his contributions and special attention to the college and appealed to authorities concerned to implement the CONHESS salary structure approved for the college.