By Abubakar Abdullahi, Lafia
Proprietor of Olivet School of Heath Technology, Dr. Cletus Abu-Agbo, , Lafia has called for the amendment of the mandate of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) intervention to cover public and private schools of health technologies across the country.
Dr Abu-Agbo, who made the call in an interview with journalists said such intervention would go a long way to enhance quality healthcare service delivery across the country.
According to him, the complementary role of private schools of health technology in the training of personnel would greatly impact on the viability of Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs) in the rural areas.
He said since the essence of establishing TETFUND was to ensure total repositioning of tertiary education in the country, there was the need for such support to be extended to private institutions.
He appealed to the National Assembly to amend the law that establish TETFUND in order to include private institutions in the provision of their support.
He said that private individuals, who invested in education did so in order to complement the government efforts, hence the need to be supported by the government.
He also appealed to Nasarawa State Government to support the institution by providing electricity, portable water and other facilities in order to enable the school to produce graduands that can compete favourably with their counterparts from other countries.
“Even without any external support, we were able to build many structures and equip them with modern facilities in order to make environment conducive for staff and students, “he said.
He added that the institution has put serious measure on ground to checkmate cases of vices, such as examination malpractice, rape, cultism, indecent dressing, among others.
“The set of laboratory technicians being trained now have been legally indexed and would soon write their federal council examination to qualify them to practice anywhere in the country,” He said.