Technological education is the bedrock of economic development. This kind of education helps in promotion of technical and vocational education and training as well as technology transfer and skills development to enhance the socio-economic development of the country. Technological education apart building human capital, it can also boost the economy that inherent opportunities are properly harnessed.

No wonder, the management of Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa by the provost, Dr Aliyu AbdulRauf is taking bold steps to harness opportunities embedded in the school to provide quality training for students in line with modern reality. The foremost College of Health Technology reputable for providing quality trainings via teaching and practical exposure for students is fast emerging as backbone of Kwara State health sector.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq
Ophthalmology centre

The school in the last three years under the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has deployed state of art facilities to train people who can apply scientific knowledge to solve environmental problems for the convenience of man, offers an opportunity for students to personally practice the theoretical models in the classroom and provide technical knowledge and skills necessary for industrial, commercial and economic development of the nation. The school is also working round the clock to groom technicians, technologists and other skilled personnel to support core medical staff in providing quality healthcare to the citizenry.

Apart from that, Kwara State College of Health Technology in its bid to produce job providers and not job seekers is harnessing the opportunities in teeth fabrication and ophthalmology for purpose of students’ training, community service and boost their internally generated revenue.

A recent facility tour carried by team of journalists from the State Ministry of Tertiary Education shows that the Kwara State Government owned institution has capacity and manpower in teeth fabrication and render dental care services to the public.

The Provost during the facility visit said Kwara State College of Health Technology has facilities for Dental Fabrication and Repair, noting that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq recently procured modern equipment for the dental clinic and fabrication unit.According to Dr Aliyu AbdulRauf, we have modern facilities for Mass tooth fabrication including gold teeth popularly known as ‘EYIN MECCA’

Dental clinic at Kwara State College of Health Technology Offa equipped by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

The Honourable Commissioner Tertiary Education, Senior Ibrahim Sulyman (Esq) lauded the giant strides of the present Administration and expressed that Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq procured modern waxing, sizing and polishing machines for the teeth fabrication unit while Dental clinic has new equipment including mouth mirror, suction device, scalar and dental x-ray machine.

The Commissioner reiterated that the provision of necessary equipment has now enhanced the school capacity to not only train students but also offer full scale dental care services to people of Offa and its environs. While people who fancy golden teeth or need fabricated teeth can patronize them.

Dental Fabrication unit

Similarly, the newly constructed ophthalmology centre at Kwara State College of Health Technology Offa would also help students to access world class training in eye care services, glasses production and the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders.

The Ophthalmology centre has modern facilities not limited for training but render services to the community. It’s exciting to know people of Offa and its environs are already enjoying their services at affordable rate.

Furthermore, the College Management with support of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is constructing Entrepreneurship Centre to provide vocational training for students in additional to their main course of study. Entrepreneurship education is fast becoming in-thing across Tertiary institutions as part of efforts to reduce unemployment and instil entrepreneurial spirit in students.

CBT centre at Kwara State College of Health Technology Offa

The Provost hinted that the Entrepreneurship Centre when completed will serve as hub for vocational trainings such as tailoring, soap making, perfume making and other craft works which can provide sustainable income for graduates apart from their main discipline.

Indeed, Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa is work assiduously to groom competent, resourceful, creative and capable hands to provide quality service in the health sector and help boost the economic.

Mansurat Amuda-Kannike
Press Secretary
Ministry of Teritairy Education MOTE

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