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The Schools of Health That Were Founded During The Military Regime of Olusegun Obasanjo

During the military regime of Olusegun Obasanjo, stare governments received liberty to establish tertiary institutions. Many state governments utilized the liberty to establish schools of health. Let us see the stories of some of such institutions that were established within that period.

Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ijebu Ilese was established as School of Health, Itamogiri in 1976. The main reason for founding the school was to train mid-level primary health care providers in order to address the shortage of medical staff in the state's health institutions. In 2004, the state house of assembly passed a law that upgraded the institution to the status of a college, hence, the current name. The college currently runs academic programs in Public Health, Environmental Health, Community Health, Pharmacy, Medical Diagnostic Science, Health Information Management and Dental Health Sciences under the leadership of Dr Abiodun Oladunjoye.

Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa was established in 1976 Kwara State School of Health Technology, Offa. In 2005, the institution took its present by an act of the state House of Assembly.

Abia State College of Health Technology, Aba came under the possession of the old Imo State in 1976. With the excision of Abia from Imo State in 1991, the college came under the ownership of Abia State Government. The name of the institution was recently changed to Abia State College of Health Sciences and Management Technology.

Osun State College of Health Technology, Ilesa was founded in 1977 when Olusegun Obasanjo held sway as military Head of State. The college however relocated to its permanent site in 1985. The institution began with two academic programs at inception but currently has more than twelve programs. Some of its programs are listed in the brochure of Joint Admission and Matriculations Board.

Gombe State College of Health Sciences and Technology was founded Bauchi town in 1977. It was originally named School of Health Technology, Bauchi with the mandate to provide basic training in Community Health and Medical Laboratory Science. In 1984, the institution was relocated to Gombe town. Its name thus changed to School of Health, Gombe. Just before the return of civilian rule in 1999, the institution was again relocated, this time to Kaltungo. It was therefore rechristened School of Health, Kaltungo. The immediate past governor of the state, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo upgraded the institution and changed its name to Gombe State College of Health Sciences and Technology.

Plateau State College of Health Technology, Zawan was established as School of Health Technology, Jos in 1977. Ten years later, the institution relocated to its permanent site in Zawan. In 2003, Joshua Dariye upgraded the institution to the status of a college thereby giving it the current name.

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