On 07/Mar/2017 / In Medical News
The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) has approved 10 new colleges as training institutions for medical laboratory technicians.
A statement from the council said it also gave full accreditation to eight other colleges.
They approved colleges are: Aminu Dabo College of Health Science and Technology, Kano; Olivet College of Health Technology, Azuba, Nasarawa North Local Government Area Nasarawa; and Fabotas College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ado-Ekiti, among others.
Some of those given accreditation in 2017 include: Medical Laboratory Technician College of Health Science and Management Technology, Aba, Abia State, Medical Laboratory Technician College of Health Technology, Ilese, Ogun State and Medical Laboratory Technician College of Health Science and Technology, Tsafe, Zamfara State.
Presenting certificates of approval and accreditation to the schools, Acting Registrar of the council, Mr Tosan Erhabor said the institutions were established to reduce the shortage of middle-cadre manpower in the country, adding that it was in line with government’s policy of making primary health care closer to the people.
He said the institutions were manned by people of high pedigree, and urged them to bring their wealth of experience to bear in the quality of training given to the students.
According to him, the MLSCN Act 11 of 2003 empowers the council to ensure that all cadres of competent and well trained medical laboratory personnel were available in every nook and cranny of the country.
Responding on behalf of the training institutions, Mr Seni James Barka representing Gombe State College of Science and Technology, Katungo, thanked the Acting Registrar/CEO and his team for giving them the opportunity to contribute their quota towards the growth of the medical laboratory services sector.
By: Ojoma Akor
Daily Trust News
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