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FG Seeks Support On Training Of Environmental Health Professionals

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The federal government has called on various stakeholders, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) including the academia to support in the training of environmental health professionals in the country by providing industrial training and subsequent job opportunities for the fully qualified professionals. The minister of state environment, Mallam Ibrahim Usman Jibril stated this in Abuja at the commencement of environment health technology National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) curricula dissemination to training institutions in Nigeria, organised by Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON).

The revised curricula was produced by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in collaboration with EHORECON.
He was optimistic that the revised curricula would complement the effort of the council in providing quality environmental health manpower to support government’s effort at addressing the increasing environmental and health challenges in the country. The minister who was represented by the acting permanent secretary in the ministry of environment, Mrs Bolatito Obisong assured that the ministry is determined to work more closely with EHORECON in ensuring that only colleges/schools that are ready to turnout quality manpower in environmental health would be granted accreditation to train environmental health practitioners at various level in the country.

Also speaking, the registrar of EHORECON, Dr Dominic Abonyi was hopeful that the curricula would meet its expectations of nurturing and graduating quality environmental health professionals.
He stated that the council would not relent in supporting all genuine efforts targeted at improving the capacity of the environmental health professionals to deliver on its expected mandate, with a promise never to yield to co-regulation of environmental health profession.



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