The Management of Al-Qalam University Katsina is seeking partnership with the Katsina State Ministry of Health in a bid to lay a solid foundation for the take off of its College of Allied Health Sciences.
To fast-track the administrative process of the collaboration, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Nasiru Musa Yauri, on Tuesday, 22nd November 2022, presented a draft MoU to the Commissioner of Health, Engr. Yakubu Shehu Danja.
The Vice-Chancellor explained that the partnership would enable the University to meet up with the requirements needed tograntee effective transfer of knowledge to the students and to secure approval from relevant professional bodies for the College of Allied Health Sciences to fully take off.
‘’As part of the requirements for the award of Bachelor’s Degree in the College of Allied Health Sciences and Bachelor of Public Health, it is mandatory for each student to undergo a supervised clinical training programme to acquaint with the current technological developments in health laboratories’’, he said.
Prof. Yauri stated that the critical aspect of the MoU, is for the Ministry of Health to allow the students of the University to acquire clinical experiences by utilising three hospitals belonging to the Katsina State Government- General Hospital Katsina, General Amadi Rimi Specialist Hospital Katsina and Turai Yar’adua Maternal and Children Hospital Katsina.
The proposed College of Allied Health Sciences of the University is to offer degree programmes in Nursing Science, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Radiology, Optometry, Physiotherapy and Public Health Science.
The Vice-Chancellor appealed to the Commissioner to extend the appreciation of the University Management to the State Governor, Alh. Aminu Bello Masari for his tremendous support and special interest towards the development of the University.
In his response, the State Commissioner of Health, Engr. Yakubu Shehu Danja commended the foresight of the Management of the University for chosen to collaborate with the Ministry to achieve quality driven training in the field of health sciences. While considering the importance of the proposal, the Commissioner promised to put in motion, as soon as possible, a team of specialised officials of the Ministry to study the draft MoU and come up with final document, acceptable to both parties,