The Nasarawa State University, Keffi said it is set to establish B.Sc Community Health, B.Sc. Community Health Education and Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Community Health programs with effect from the 2023 academic session commencing next year.
This was disclosed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed when he received the Board Chairman, Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria Comrade Sule Galadima Toma at the Senate chamber of the University.
Professor Suleiman who described the visit of the board chairman as apt because the establishment of the programs will align with the new College of Medical and Health Sciences which will take off next year.
He assured that the University will immediately commence the processes of mounting the programs with quality standard and in accordance with NUC benchmarks.
The Vice-Chancellor also announced the appointment of the Director, Research Innovation and Enterprise, Professor Yakubu Boyi Ngwai and the Director, Health Services, Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed Madaki to liaise with the board and come up with a work plan and timeline for the commencement of the program.
Earlier, the Board Chairman, Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria, Comrade Sule Galadima Toma informed the Vice-Chancellor that they were in the University on advocacy and to solicit for management’s approval to mount the three key programs in the University to improve the standard of training of the over four hundred thousand community health workers in Nigeria.
Mr. Galadima a native of Toto LG of Nasarawa State lamented that prospective community health workers travel to Cotonou in the Republic of Benin to study, but with the mounting of the programs in NSUK it will bring succor to a lot of people who want to study and upgrade their knowledge in that field.
Highlights of the event were the presentation of approved NUC benchmarks to the Vice-Chancellor and souvenirs to the visiting team.