Directory of Colleges of Health Technology and Allied Institutions in Nigeria

In addition to several Federal-owned, State-owned and Privately-held universities; Nigeria also has more than 60 Colleges of Education; and a host of tertiary technical and vocational institutions and colleges.

Technical education is offered in institutions that are higher education in level, but non-university in status. Polytechnics, monotechnics (single-discipline training), technical colleges and colleges of education, of agriculture and of health technology all provide higher technical education and training. Monotechnic colleges provide instruction in a single technical subject; and thus are very specialised institutions.

With the exception of colleges of education, which itself is overseen by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE); the rest of the technical higher institutions are overseen by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).

Brief history
The Federal Government had established the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) by Act 9 of January 1977; in response to the acute shortage of technical manpower which was a major constraint towards the execution of the then Third National Development Plan on education in 1975-80.

The NBTE was then saddled with overseeing the training of, and accreditation of academic programmes in all Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) institutions. These institutions were to train middle-level technical manpower, and provide practical training.

There are currently, as at November 2012, 110 approved tertiary technical institutions and 159 technical colleges under the purview of the Board including 74 Polytechnic and 27 Monotechnic Colleges, 36 Colleges of Agriculture, 50 Colleges of Health Technology, 16 Other Specialised Institutions, 71 IEIs and VEIs and 132 Technical Colleges.

Entry Qualifications
Entry into non-university higher education institutions is based on performance in both the WAEC/GCE/SSCE/NECO O’level subjects (with a minimum of 4 credits at not more than two sittings) and in the Monotechnics/Polytechnics/Colleges of Education (MPCE) Examination conducted by JAMB.

Colleges of Health Technology, and related institutions, award the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) on the successful completion of a two-year programme. The Higher National Diploma (HND) can be taken as a two-year programme following the completion of the Ordinary Higher Diploma and one year of relevant work experience.

The Professional Diploma is open to holders of the HND and takes at least eighteen months post-HND to complete. The Professional Diploma allows for progression to Masters level nationally. Colleges, universities, specialised training institutes and professional bodies offer various certificates and diplomas that may be obtained after one, two or three years. Many of the colleges equally offer remedial and pre-OND courses, with many others now also awarding degrees (Bachelor of Technology).

General Information
The schools' academic year runs from October to September. English Language, the official lingua fraca in Nigeria, which is also the language of instruction at all levels of education from kindergarten to phD level, is the medium of instruction.

Directory Listing of Colleges of Health Technology & Allied Institutions in Nigeria:

  1. ABU Teaching Hospital, Department of Community Medicine (CHO),
    Shika, Zaria, Kaduna State.

  2. Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital,

  3. Federal College of Dental Technology,

  4. Institute of Public Health College of Health Sciences, (OAU)
    Ile- Ife.

  5. National Orthopaedic Centre,
    Igbobi, Lagos State

  6. Nigerian Army Medical Corps and Schools,
    Ojo, Lagos State.

  7. Othman Dan-Fodio University Teaching Hospital,

  8. University of Calabar Teaching Hospital
    Calabar, Cross River State.

  9. University College Hospital,
    Ibadan, Oyo State.

  10. University Teaching Hospital,

  1. Anambra State School of Health Technology,

  2. Bauchi State School of Health Technology,

  3. Imo State School of Health Technology,

  4. Imo State School of Public Health Nursing/CHO,
    Owerri Imo State.

  5. Lagos State School of Public Health Nursing/CHO,
    Awolowo Road, Lagos.

  6. Rivers State College of Health Sciences and Technology,
    Port Harcourt.

  7. School of Health Technology,
    Aba, Abia State.

  8. School of Health Technology,
    Akure, Ondo State.

  9. School of Health Technology,
    Alushi Via, Akwanga, Nasarawa State.

  10. School of Health Technology,
    Benin-City, Edo State.

  11. School of Health Technology,
    Calabar, Cross River State.

  12. School of Health Technology,
    Daura, Katsina State.

  13. School of Health Technology,
    Elesa Osun State.

  14. School of Health Technology,
    Etinan, Akwa-Ibom State.

  15. School of Health Technology,
    Idah, Kogi State.

  16. School of Health Technology,
    Ijero-Elati, Ekiti State.

  17. School of Health Technology,
    Ilese, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

  18. School of Health Technology,
    Inyi, Enugu State.

  19. School of Health Technology,
    Jahun, Jigawa State.

  20. School of Health Technology,
    Jega, Kebbi State.

  21. School of Health Technology,
    Kaltungo, Gombe State.

  22. School of Health Technology,
    Kankia, Katsina State.

  23. School of Health Technology,

  24. School of Health Technology,
    Maiduguri, Borno State.

  25. School of Health Technology,
    Makurdi, Benue State.

  26. School of Health Technology,
    Minna, Niger State.

  27. School of Health Technology,
    Mubi, Adamawa State.

  28. School of Health Technology,
    Offa, Kwara State.

  29. School of Health Technology, Ofuoma,
    Ughelli Delta State.

  30. School of Health Technology,
    Oji River, Enugu State.

  31. School of Health Technology,
    Pankshin, Plateau State.

  32. School of Health Technology,
    Takum, Taraba State.

  33. School of Health Technology, Tungar Magajiya,
    Kontagora, Niger State

  34. School of Health Technology,
    Yaba, Lagos State.

  35. School of Health Technology,
    Zawan-Jos, Plateau State.

  36. School of Hygiene, Eleyele,
    Ibadan, Oyo State.

  37. School of Hygiene,

  38. School of Public Health Nursing
    Nsukka, Enugu.

  39. Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences and Technology,
    Makarfi, Kaduna State.

  40. Sultan Abdur-Rahman School of Health Technology,
    Gwadabawa, Sokoto State.

  1. NKST College of Health Technology,
    Mkar, Gboko, Benue State.
DISCLAIMER: The above list was correct as at the time of publishing (November, 2012). Study & Scholarships is NOT responsible for any incompleteness as new schools may be created from time to time.
NOTICE: If your school is NOT listed, post details stating college name (including state located in), web address, and any other relevant information you may wish to share (e.g number of courses offered) by using the "Post a comment" link below.

SOURCE: NBTE: List of Institutions with contact addresses under the purview of NBTE - 2012; UTME Brochure 2012-2013. At all times, see NBTE website for most current list.


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