Varsity plans use of Katsina State’s hospitals for students’ training

Varsity plans use of Katsina State’s hospitals for students’ training

Al-Qalam University, Katsina, has sent a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to the Katsina State Government, seeking the use of its public hospitals for students’ clinical training.


The university’s spokesman, Malam Akilu Abubakar, stated in Katsina that the draft MoU was sent to the Ministry of Health, as a prelude to the effective take-off of the institution’s College of Allied Health Sciences.


The MoU would enable the university to meet requirements for the accreditation of relevant courses by the relevant authorities and enhance the transfer of knowledge to students.


To be awarded a Bachelor’s degree by the College of Allied Health Sciences, it is mandatory for students to undergo supervised clinical training to acquaint them with current trends, Abubakar said in the statement.


He quoted the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nasiru Musa-Yauri, as saying that a critical aspect of the MoU was for government to allow students to acquire training at its three hospitals.


The hospitals are the General Hospital, Katsina, the Rimi Specialist Hospital and the Turai Yar’adua Maternal and Children Hospital in the state capital.


Abubakar said that the proposed College of Allied Health Sciences would offer degree programmes in Nursing Science, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Radiology, Optometry, Physiotherapy and Public Health Science.


He also said that the Katsina State Commissioner for Health, Malam Yakubu Shehu-Danja, commended Al-Qalam University for seeking to collaborate with the ministry on the training of its students.


“The commissioner promised to set up a team of specialised officials in the ministry to study the draft MoU and produce a document acceptable to both parties,’’ Abubakar added.

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