Alushi School of Health Technology Cry For Grants To Improve Education Standard
Nasarawa State government has been called upon to release appropriate funds to the School of Health Technology, Alushi, in order to improve on the standard of education in the institution.
The call was made by founders of the institution – the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC) – through its principal, Mr Samson Tita, during their 4th combined 2012-2015 convocation ceremony of its graduating students held in Alushi in Akwanga Local Government Council of Nasarawa State recently.
Mr Tita said there was need for the state government, non-governmental organizations and other spirited individuals to come to the aid of the school through the provision of funds, as this would not only improve on the standard of education of the institution, but also boost the health sector in the state.
He said the history of the school begun in 1964, and its first provisional accreditation in 1996, adding that, the school has produced human resources for the health sector to all tiers of government.
According to him, the institution is well known academically and morally, and does not tolerate any act of indiscipline, examination malpractice and other social vices capable of tarnishing the image of the school as well as the church and the state at large.
He called on the state government to award scholarships to its students whose parents are only depending on farm produce to pay their fees, feeding, health and other welfare needs of students, stressing that, “Education is the best legacy government should leave for its citizens.”
The principal tasked the graduates to be good ambassadors of the school, and cautioned those still studying that there is need for them to be more serious in their studies, in order to excel in their academic pursuit.
Speaking also at the occasion, commissioner for health in Nasarawa state, Dr Daniel Iya, commended the Church for establishing the school towards producing manpower, in order to improve on health status of the people of the state and the country at large. He charged the grandaunts and other health practitioners to avoid unethical health and other sharp practices to several human lives for the overall development of the country.
In his remark, the President of the ERCC Nation Wide, Dr Jerry Modibbo, pledged the church commitment towards ensuring the continuation to key in the people-oriented programmes so as to better the health sector and living standard of Nigerians. Those awarded include, Senator Suleiman Adokwe – PDP Nasarawa South; Dr Joseph Kigbu – former member representing Lafia/Obi federal constituency, and Very Revd Lakayana Otso, for their positive contributions to the development of the school.