The Gombe State Government yesterday announced the re-opening of seven, out of 17 private colleges of health technology in the state, earlier shutdown over poor standards.
The chairman of a special committee and state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Zubairu Mohammed Umar, disclosed this to newsmen at the end of the state executive council meeting.
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He said the colleges were re-opened based on an assessment of the courses they offered and their accreditation statuses.
He disclosed that after the exercise, seven of the colleges were found to meet the minimum requirement and certified by the committee to continue with academic activities.
Barrister Umar added that they were found to have met the standard and acquired the mandatory accreditation from relevant regulatory bodies both within and outside the state.
According to him, the other 10 colleges were found to be operating below standard and will remain closed until they meet the standard to operate in the state.
The commissioner, therefore, advised students from those colleges to relocate to the schools approved and certified by the committee which, he said, were found to be operating within the law.
He outlined the re-opened schools as Fountain College of Health, Science and Technology, Tunfure; Performance College of Health, Science and Technology, Billiri; Garkuwa College of Health, Science and Technology, Gombe; and Lamido School of Hygiene, Liji.
Others are Ummah College of Health, Science and Technology, Gombe; Dukku International College of Health, Science and Technology; and Haruna Rasheed College of Health, Science and Technology, Dukku.