Community School of Health Tech, Funtua organises maiden convocation
The Katsina state Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has pledged to complete the ongoing one or two buildings at Muslim Community School of Health Technology, Funtua.
Alhaji Aminu Masari was speaking during the maiden convocation and launching of 350 million naira appeal fund for the establishment of school of nursing and midwifery in the college in Funtua.
The Governor directed the management of the college to forward the design of one or two buildings for government to select the one to be completed at the proposed school of nursing and midwifery of the college.
He expressed the resolve of the present administration to continue supporting the college to attain its lofty height in boosting healthcare delivery in the state.
Alhaji Aminu Masari challenged community leaders in the state to emulate Funtua Muslim community in the establishment of similar health training institutions across the state.
The Governor spoke at length on the achievements of the present APC administration in the health sector and assured that government would not relent effort in that direction.
In a remark, the Grand Patron of the college and sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III challenged the 19 Northern Governors to vigorously invest in healthcare institutions for development.
The Sultan explained that the population of the North had been growing astronomically without improvement in healthcare institutions thereby retarding human capital development in the region.
He said although the college belongs to Muslims, non Muslims too are being accommodated ,adding that they would continue to be given admission in the college.
Also speaking, the Emir of Kano,Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II spoke at length on the relevance of community health as well as access to quality education and health as catalyst for fighting poverty.
Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi therefore called on Muslims in the country to ensure the emergence of such colleges to enhance the health well being of the citizenry.
The chairman of the occasion and chief judge of Katsina state, Justice Musa Danladi Abubakar commended the foresight of the founding fathers of the institution for the establishment of the college.
Alhaji Musa Danladi expressed hope optimism that the college would in future Metamorphose in to a university college of medical sciences.
The Provost of the college, Alhaji Umar Aminu Imam revealed that the college, which was established in 1999 had grown from one course to nine with over 3,000 students.
Alhaji Umar Imam spoke at length on the performance of the students in various courses in the national examinations.
The success recorded, ie said prompted the college to venture into the proposed school of nursing and midwifery, stressing that an estimate for the buildings was put at 370 million naira.
The provost said already 20 million naira donation was received from Alhaji Aminu Dantata ,which made the college to embark on the current expansion of the college.
There were goodwill messages from professor Auwal Hamisu Yadudu and professor Ismail Tsiga ,all from Bayero university, Kano , a business mogul, Alhaji umar Mutallab, and the member representing Funtua/ Dandume federal constituency, Alhaji Muntari Damdutse.
Highlights of the convocation include the institution of the Sultan of sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar as the Grand Patron of the college by Governor Aminu Masari, the presentation of certificates and Diplomas to graduating students, the presentation of Honorary awards to distinguish personalities and the launching of 350 million naira Appeal fund for the establishment of Muslim community school of nursing and midwifery, where the chief launcher, Alhaji Lawal Garba donated fifty million naira.