Dr. Jonathan Daboer, Provost, College of Health Technology, Pankshin, in Plateau, says the non-accreditation of some key courses was affecting the institution’s quest to meet its mandate.
“The school was established in 1976, but we are still at a temporary site with key courses yet to be acredited; we are doing everything possible to get such courses accredited so as to contribute our quota to the healthcare delivery chain,” Daboer said in Pankshin on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Daboer spoke while welcoming a four-man team from the Radiology Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN), which visited the institution to assess facilities at its Radioloy School, preparatory to accrediting the course.
The Board’s team of professionals, headed by its Registrar/CEO, Dr M. S. Okpaleke, is expected to be in the school for three days to scrutinize both material and human resources.
Daboer, after conducting the visitors round the School of Radiology, thanked them for the visit which he described as “very historic and encouraging’’.
“It is gratifying that you are here; your presence and support will empower us to assume our full status as a health college,” he said.
He regretted that the 40-year stay at a temporary had affected the college’s desire for growth and expansion, and called for more funds to enable the school meet its urgent needs.
Daboer thanked the Plateau government for the release of funds that ensured the upgrading of facilities at the Radiology School which made the ongoing accreditation exercise possible. (NAN)