The Yobe State Commissioner, Ministry of Health, Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana, has called on parents and students to desist from patronising unqualified health tertiary institutions operating in the state.
The commissioner made the call at a media briefing organised in his office yesterday in Damaturu.
Gana said Yobe has only three recognised health training institutions which are: Yobe State University, Shehu Sule College of Nursing and Midwifery, and College of Health Sciences, Nguru.
He said about four unqualified health schools were reported to be operating in Potiskum and Bade Local Government Areas.
He warned that anyone who obtained any certificate from these schools would not be offered appointment or promotion by the state government.
He said there are certain conditions that institutions must fulfil before they are given a license to operate, and these schools did not meet up with the requirements and, therefore, not qualified to train health workers.
“We do not recognise such institutions and we have contacted all the health care regulatory bodies who confirmed that they did not accredit them,” Gana added.
Gana emphasised that Yobe state government produces health care personnel that actually possess proper training for the safety of the population.