From Oluseyi Dasilva Ilorin
Bartholomew College of Health Technology, Shao, Kwara State has been granted approval to operate by the Federal Ministry of Education.
In a press release by the Chief Information officer of the school, Bartholomew College is among the 56 newly approved private institutions licensed to operate in Nigeria according to the rules and regulation of the federal ministry of education.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said that government, haven understudied the schools found them worthy of operating as educational institutions in Nigeria.
Presenting the certificates on Monday, Adamu, who was represented by Mr Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary of the ministry, gave the licences to the proprietors in Abuja.
He said the approval was based on the government’s determination to produce the critical mass of skilled manpower that would engender sustainable national development.
The minister, therefore, urged proprietors of the institutions to strive towards establishing progress oriented and globally competitive institutions to actualise the envisioned change agenda.
Meanwhile, the proprietor of Bartholomew College of Health Technology, Shao, Kwara State, Mr Bartholomew Owoicho said there was a need for the establishment of new institutions to fill the educational gaps.
Owoicho, who commended the Federal Government for the license, said the new institutions would work to attain best practices in the country.
Also, the Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr Masa’udu Kazaure said the Board was working to eradicate the proliferation of illegal institutions in the country.