Funtua Muslim Community College Of Health Science Graduates Over 1,000 Health Personnel

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Medical personnel seen attending to some of the affected students in a public hospital in Kaduna on Monday. Photo : BASHIR BELLO DOLLARS
By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria
The Provost, Muslim Community College of Health Science and Technology, Funtua, Katsina State, Alhaji Umar Aminu Imam has said that the college has graduated over 1,000 health personnel in the past 19 years of its existence.

This was contained in a statement issued by the College Information and Communication Officer, Malam Muhammadu Mahi Khalid and made available to newsmen in Zaria, the matriculation ceremony of 345 students for the 2018/2019 academic session.

According to him,  over the years, the college has been graduating students in different health related courses who have been actively rendering assistance to government, individuals, groups as well as their respective communities.

He said the college, which was founded by Muslim Students’ Society, Funtua Area Council  in 1999 as an affiliate of Islamic Foundation School of Health Technology, Kaduna had remained focused towards achieving its mandate.

The provost added that the school was first accredited Provisionary by the Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria to train female in Community Health in 2000.

“Full accreditation for Diploma was granted in 2003. The initial temporary site of the school was Family Support Clinic before the school relocated to Girls Vocational Training Centre of Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’a Wa’iqamatis Sunnah on Zaria road”.

Also the college introduced additional Diploma and Certificate programmes in Environmental Health affiliated to Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences, Makarfi, Kaduna State in 2005.

“West African Health Examination Board (WAHEB) later accredited the programme in 2013,” he said.

Alh.  Aminu Imam also said other courses according to him are; Dental Therapy Technician, Dental Surgery Assistant courses and Health Information Technician were introduced and approved by the respective regulatory boards in 2014.

He said the college also introduced Medical Laboratory Technicians Diploma programme which was accredited in 2016 and Biomedical Engineering in both Diploma and Certificate courses affiliated to Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria.

The Provost charged  the new students to be serious with their studies as the college places high premium on academic excellence and efficiency in service delivery.

“It is the cardinal objective of Muslim Community College of Health Sciences and Technology, Funtua to offer highly skilled health workforce to the nation’s health system.

He said the college employed the best brains in various fields of its endeavour, provided conducive environment and atmosphere as well as adequate facilities/infrastructure for effective teaching and learning.

The Provost assured the students,  parents and community that the college is favorably disposed to offer them the highest quality health education in line with global best practices but within the limits of  local peculiarities no constraints.

“Our college values motivation, academic excellence achievements, integrity, patience and steadfastness. We hold these as our core values as we honour and respect our promises,” he assured.

He said the curriculum of the institution was repleted with Islamic moral precepts and culturally acceptable values that would help in making the graduates more attune to the societal values.

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