Ondo State College of Health Technology on Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 matriculated Nine Hundred and Ninety five students for the 2018/2019 academic session.
The matriculation took place at the campus of the institution in Akure, the state capital.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro also inaugurated the school’s Demonstration Clinic
Dr. Adegbenro congratulated the students and charged them to take their studies seriously and see themselves as the few, opportuned to train in the institution as the school will not shurn out half baked graduates.
He said lots of positive turnaround is taking place in the school such as; upgrading of the School to College, accreditation to award Higher National Diploma in two courses, building of a world class School Demonstration Clinic and other infrastructural development that have dotted the landscape of the institution, charging the School’s Management to enroll the Clinic under the State’s Contributory Scheme as a Provider.
The Commissioner also appreciated the state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, for believing in the Health Sector and moving it from where he met it to the next level as the State can boast of being capable of producing qualified hands to Mann the health sector through its University of Medical Services and the College of Health Technogy.
Also speaking, the Acting Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr Dipo Durojaye commended the school management for the development taking place in the school.
He said the provost is a reliable and trustworthy person and prayed that God will continue to strengthen him to do more.
Earlier in his welcome address, the School’s Provost, Dr Felix Olawoye congratulated the new intake and their parents for achieving the great feat which he described as the beginning of the journey to greater heights.
He urged them to concentrate on their studies, shurn vices and acts capable of truncating their academic success such as; thuggery, cultism, hooliganism and examination malpractice as the school will not hesitate to sanction erring students.
Dr. Olawoye used the opportunity to highlight some achievement of the management under him to include; construction of Classrooms, Mini Hall, Canteen , Laboratory for Pharmacy Technicians Department, renovation of two other Laboratories and Student Hostel, building of School Demonstration Clinic which can be equated with a Comprehensive Health Center, construction of Offices, purchase of land at Owena ondo for the building of Hostel for students on training among others.
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