The Kano State Government has shut down at least 26 illegal Private Health Training Institutions (PHTIs) pending the outcome of necessary investigations.
This was stated in a statement issued on Friday by The State Ministry of Health signed by Hadiza Mustapha Namadi, Information Officer of the Ministry for the Commissioner of Health.
The statement explained that these institutions were established without recourse to extant regulations governing the establishment and operation of such institutions.
Some of the affected Institutions included; Unity College of Health Science and Technology, Dorayi, Khali College of Health Science and Technology, Zaria Road, Shamila of College of Health Science and Technology, Muslim College of Health Science and Technology and Ado Bayero College of Health Science and Technology, Dala Local Government Area among others.
The statement regretted that the unrecognised institutions lacked definite sites and offered dubious programmes against the established course – curricula while extorting exorbitant fees from students and their parents.
“Suffice to indicate that this ugly trend is at the detriment of the people, educational development and efficiency of the entire health institution” the statement added.
The statement enjoined members of the public to only patronise duly registered institutions and accredited courses, saying that subscription to unrecognised institutions was tantamount to self-subjection to a security risk, doomed academic and career prospects as well as financial losses.