The Al-Ameen College of Health Sciences and Technology Kaduna has matriculated 338 students in various fields of study for the 2017/2018 academic session and awarded scholarship to eighty (80) students.
Seventy five of the students are in Senior Community Health, 50 in Junior Community Health, 40 Medical Laboratory, 40 in Science, 30 in Dental Science, 20 in Health Information Managment, 21 in X-ray, 22 in Environmental Health, 20 in Health Education, 20 in Food Hygiene and 40 in Pharmacy.
In his keynote address, the chairman, Governing Board of the college, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, said the positive impact of health and education on national development can never be over emphasised, stressing that both health and education are enhanced in a society through the vital contributions of health institutions and colleges of health sciences.
“It is in this respect that I key in the critical role of colleges of health sciences and technology in national development. The role of Al- Ameen College of Health Sciences and Technology (ACHST) typifies the vital contributions of these health educational centres in societal developments.
“Al-Ameen College of Health Sciences and Technology like any similar health colleges in Nigeria plays a key and dynamic role in advancing the course of health and education in the nation and Kaduna State in particular through the provision of training of manpower in Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in the state.”
He disclosed that ACHST has a dynamic programme in the near future on biomedical sciences, diagnostic medical sonography, nutritional sciences, dietetics and nutrition, physician assistant and exercise sciences.
He however, lamented that the college if faced with the challenge of increasing number of students leading to an urgent need to secure a bigger structure big enough to accommodate the growing population in the interim while sourcing for a development finance partner that could develop the proposed permanent site to required international standard.
Other challenges he identified was the low patronage from the government considering its enormous manpower requirements and the extremely high cost of medical equipment and teaching aids in health institutions due to high exchange rate.
Several personalities and well-wishers graced the matriculation which took place at the temporary site at Ungwa Muazu, by the bypass, in Kaduna South locak government area of Kaduna state.
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