Over 1400 fresh students matriculated for the 2019/2020 academic session out of the more than 2000 applicants to the Bauchi State College of Health Technology Ningi.
The Acting Provost of the college Alhaji Garba Hussaini explained that over 1400 students have successfully gained admission to read different health related disciplines across 10 departments of the college, added that the college will make available some of the documents which consist dose and dons in order to guiding the conduct of students.
Earlier, the Senior Magistrate Ningi, Barrister Ahmed Musa administered the oath of allegiance on the new students, who solemnly pledged to observe and respect the provisions of the College of Health Technology’s Law and statute, ordinances and regulations as enforced by the school.
Speaking at the event as guest speaker, the Executive Chairman Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr Rilwan Muhammad said the present administration of Governor Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad has attached so much premium in the health care delivery as it has developed and ramp up 4 strategic points agenda to include “provision of comprehensive accessible, available, acceptable and affordable health care”.
“Enhance sustainable and innovative funding for health care including public private partnership. Provision of adequate motivation, human resource in the right mix, the right skills in the place.
Strengthening documentation and use of evidence base for informed decision making at all level.” Said Dr Rilwanu
He also told the students that they should consider themselves lucky to have gained admission to the college because of the number of students that applied.
“You should therefore consider the admission as a special privilege .
The matriculation oath which has been conducted is a ceremony that formally initiates you into the body of the college community. By this process, you have formally accepted to adhere to the rules and regulations of the College of Health Technology Ningi.”
He advised the matriculating students to shun examination malpractice, cultism, drug abuse, indecent dressing and all forms of anti-social behaviour, noted that doing so is critical to the effective academic excellence.
As for the lecturers, Dr Rilwanu further explained that you should not indulge yourselves illicit relationship with female students rather become a role model for the students good performance.
In their separate remarks, the speaker of the State House of Assembly Baba Abubakar Suleiman and that of Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr Bako Abubakar Muhammad congratulated the students, informed them that they should be dedicated and steadfast in their pursuit of learning and also thanked the authorities of the college for their consistency towards revitalization of the school.
They also urged leaders of the school to review the admission process so as to ensure proper screening of students and reduce large-scale failure during exams period.