In its bid to further expand the frontiers of medical and allied sciences, the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, is set to commence Health Information Science in the 2023 Academic Session.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed stated this when he received the leadership of the Association of Nigeria Community Health Workers and their Health Information Management counterpart in his office recently.
Professor Suleiman explained that the introduction of Health Information Sciences will complement the three earlier approved programs in community health which the University had already given a nod to commence in the 2023 Academic Session and will further add value to the upcoming College of Medical and Health Sciences.
The Vice-Chancellor also used the opportunity to inform the delegation that the Center for Excellence in Cold Chain Management when fully operational plans to train technicians that will produce and market medical equipment that will be produced from the center. He further directed the visiting delegation to take a tour of the facilities in the University in preparation for the commencement of the programs and come up with a proposal and time frame for the takeoff of the programs.
In their separate responses, the chairman Board of Community Health Workers Mr. Sule Toma Galadima, and the secretary Mallam Bashir Idris thanked the Vice-Chancellor for the audience and opportunity, assuring him that they will work within the stipulated time frame so that the University can achieve its target.