List of Accredited Schools of Health Technology in Nigeria

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In the mid 70’s, the Federal Government of Nigeria gave a directive that all state governments in the country to establish at least one school of Health technology in their respective slates.

This led to the proliferation of schools of health technology across the nation.

Schools of Health Technology in Nigeria

schools of health technology in nigeria

In this post, we take a look at the accredited schools of health technology in the country as of 2018.

Kwara State School of Health Technology

The Kwara State Government was one of the states that responded swiftly to the Federal Government’s directive by establishing the Kwara State school of Health technology, Offa in 1976.

The school was set up to train students of different cadres in the health profession; retrain and re-orient the existing health personnel and carry out research in different fields of health care;

As of 2004, the Kwara State School of Health Technology has graduated over 6,000 students in various fields of health care.

College of Health Technology, Calabar

The origin of the College of Health Technology, Calabar can be traced to the Institute of Public Health which was established towards the latter part of 1970. The institute used the Diamond Health Centre, Diamond Hill, Calabar as its temporary site and during this period, 21 School Health Attendants and 5 Community Nursing Students were admitted for training.

In 1971, the Institute moved to No. 2 Hawkins Road, Calabar and began training Rural Health Assistants and Leprosy Attendants. In 1975, the College moved to its permanent site at Mary Slessor Avenue, Calabar. A year later, the name of the Institution was changed to the School of Health Technology following its approval by the Federal Ministry of Health.

Subsequently, the first batch of Public Health Nurses, direct intake of Community Midwives, Rural Health Superintendents, Public Health Superintendents (now Junior Community Health Extension Workers (JCHEWs)), Medical Records Assistants and Assistant Medical Records Officers were trained.

Lagos State College of Health Technology

Lagos State College of Health Technology, fondly called LASCOHET, is one of the oldest colleges of health technology in Nigeria.

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The college was established in 1920. It was initially known as the School of Hygiene. At that time, the School of hygiene offered six major health courses before incorporating the training of community midwives and nurses into its program between 1957 and 1966.

In 1977, following the Federal Government’s directive, the school transformed from a School of hygiene to a School of Health Technology.

Anambra State College of Health Technology

The College was established in 1992 after the creation of Anambra State a year earlier. Currently, the college has 7 departments: Community Health, Environmental Health, Medical Imaging Technology, Health Information Management, Pharmacy Technician and Public Health Nursing.

Below is a summary of the State Colleges of Health Technology & Allied Institutions owned by the State Governments.

  1. Anambra State School of Health Technology, Obosi
  2. Bauchi State School of Health Technology, Ningi
  3. College of Health Sciences and Technology, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  4. College of Health Technology, Aba, Abia State
  5. College of Health Technology, Amaigbo, Imo State
  6. College of Health Technology, Calabar, Cross River State
  7. College of Health Technology, Ijero – Ekiti, Ekiti State.
  8. College of Health Technology, Obosi, Anambra State
  9. College of Health Technology, Otuogidi- Ogbia Town, Bayelsa State
  10. College of Health Technology, Yaba, Lagos State
  11. Imo State School of Health Technology, Amaigbo
  12. Imo State School of Public Health Nursing/CHO, Owerri Imo State
  13. Lagos State School of Public Health Nursing/CHO, Awolowo Road, Lagos
  14. K.S.T College of Health Technology, Mkar, Gboko, Benue State
  15. Nigerian Army Medical Corps/School, Ojo, Lagos State
  16. Rivers State College of Health Sciences and Technology, Port Harcourt
  17. School of Health Technology, Aba, Abia State
  18. School of Health Technology, Akure, Ondo State
  19. School of Health Technology, Alushi Via, Akwanga, Nasarawa State
  20. School of Health Technology, Benin-City, Edo State
  21. School of Health Technology, Calabar, Cross River State
  22. School of Health Technology, Daura, Katsina State
  23. School of Health Technology, Elesa Osun State
  24. School of Health Technology, Etinan, Akwa-Ibom State
  25. School of Health Technology, Idah, Kogi State
  26. School of Health Technology, Ijero-Elati, Ekiti State
  27. School of Health technology, Ilesa, Osun State
  28. School of Health Technology, Ilese, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State
  29. School of Health Technology, Inyi, Enugu State
  30. School of Health Technology, Jahun, Jigawa State.
  31. School of Health Technology, Jahun, Jigawa State
  32. School of Health Technology, Jega, Kebbi State
  33. School of Health Technology, Jega, Kebbi State
  34. School of Health Technology, Kaltungo, Gombe State
  35. School of Health Technology, Kankia, Katsina State
  36. School of Health Technology, Kankia, Katsina State
  37. School of Health Technology, Kano
  38. School of Health Technology, Maiduguri, Borno State
  39. School of Health Technology, Makurdi, Benue State
  40. School of Health Technology, Minna, Niger State
  41. School of Health Technology, Mubi, Adamawa State
  42. School of Health Technology, Offa, Kwara State
  43. School of Health Technology, Offa, Kwara State
  44. School of Health Technology, Ofuoma, Ughelli Delta State
  45. School of Health Technology, Oji River, Enugu State
  46. School of Health Technology, Pankshin, Plateau State
  47. School of Health Technology, Takum, Taraba State
  48. School of Health Technology, Tsafe, Zamfara State
  49. School of Health Technology, Tungar Magajiya, Kontagora, Niger State
  50. School of Health Technology, Ughelli, Delta State
  51. School of Health Technology, Yaba, Lagos State
  52. School of Health Technology, Zawan-Jos, Plateau State
  53. School of Hygiene, Eleyele, Ibadan, Oyo State
  54. School of Hygiene, Kano
  55. School of Public Health Nursing Nsukka, Enugu
  56. Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences and Technology, Makarfi, Kaduna State
  57. Shehu Idris College of Health Technology, Makarfi, Kaduna State
  58. Sultan Abdur-Rahman School of Health Technology, Gwadabawa, Sokoto State
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Also, the Federal Government has established several colleges of health technology and allied institutions in different parts of the country. These include

  1. ABU Teaching Hospital, Department of Community Medicine (CHO), Zaria, Kaduna
  2. Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital, Kano
  3. Federal College of Dental Technology, Enugu
  4. Institute of Public Health College of Health Sciences, (OAU) Ile- Ife
  5. National Orthopaedic Centre, Igbobi, Lagos State
  6. Nigerian Army Medical Corps and Schools, Ojo, Lagos State
  7. Othman Dan-Fodio University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto
  8. University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Calabar, Cross River State
  9. University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State
  10. University Teaching Hospital, Lagos

Finally, we also have private colleges of health technology. These include

  1. NKST College of Health Technology, Mkar, Gboko, Benue State
  2. Wecare College of Health Technology, Ogun State
  3. Royal Institute of Health Technology, Ogun State

 

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