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Kano govt shuts 26 health institutes operating illegally {FULL LIST}

Kano State Government has sealed 26 illegal private health training institutes for lack of accreditation and regulations governing their establishment and operations.

The State Ministry of Health confirmed this in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Mrs Hadiza Namadi, on Friday in Kano.

The statement said the ministry noted with serious concern the sudden proliferation of schools which operate illegally in the state.

‘’The institutes lacked definite sites and offered dubious programmes against the established course curricula as well as alleged extortion of exorbitant fees on students and their parents,’’ the statement said.

“This unwanted trend is at the detriment of the people, educational development and efficiency of the entire health system in the state and the country at large,” It said.

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According to the statement the affected institutions were shut down with immediate effect, pending the outcome of investigations by the authorities.

It urged the public to consider only duly registered institutions and accredited courses for patronage.

“The ministry will cooperate with all stakeholders to ensure regular monitoring and inspection of the Health Training Institutions (HTIs) across the state for sanity and safety.’’

Solacebase reports that the sealed schools included, Unity College of Health Science & Technology, Khalil College of Health Science & Technology, Shamila College of Health Science & Technology, Autan Bawo College of Health Science & Technology and Trustee College of Health Science & Technology.

Others included Eagle College of Health Science & Technology, Albakari College of Health Science & Technology, Jamatu College of Health Science & Technology, Savanna College of Health Science & Technology, Institute of Health Education, Jamilu Chiroma College of Health Science & Technology, Sir Sanusi College of Health Science & Technology and Aminu Ado Bayero College of Health Science & Technology.

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