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History of the College

The school which is now College was established by edict in 1977, It actually took off in July 1976 on on Temporary site located in the town then in development association hall now transformed to Dr Achema Handball Stadium with an initial intake of one hundred and twenty (120) trainees, Rural Health Assistants. The establishment and location of the school at Idah which is now a college was the handwork of late Pharmacist Moses Dr. Ogu. This singular act has left an indelible mark in the page of history of the school. In 1979, the school was moved to the second temporary site which is now occupied by the governor's loge, from then the school started expanding as more courses were introduced and in 1980 the training of Public Health Assistant commenced, In 1981, the school was moved to the permanent site, now present location, it now trains ten (10) cadres at certificate, Technician, National Diploma (ND), Professional Diploma and Higher National Diploma (HND) levels. The cadres are Environmental Health Officers, Technicians senior and junior cadres of community Health Extension Workers, Medical Laboratory Technicians Health Information Management Technicians, Food Hygiene, Heath Education and promotion, Pharmacy Technicians National Diploma (HIM), Dental Surgery Technician, Epidemiology Disease Control and Public Health. It is worthy to note that efforts are being made at various levels to include more training programs in the institution such as Food Science & Nutrition, Health Attendants. At the moment, the College has a total population of about two thousand (2000) students. Historically, the law establishing the college was signed by the then governor on 13th March, 2014 and the pioneer Governing Council was inaugurated on the Sth November, 2015 at the Hallowed Chamber of Government House, Lokoja. The stricture put in place in the college in recent times has enabled the institution to now compete favorably with other similar institutions in the country and the world at large.

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Meet the HODs of the various departments in the School of Environmental Public Health.


Mr. David Mark Abayomi

HOD Public Health

Mr. Onimisi John

HOD Epidemiology & Disease Control

Mr. Udalor Joseph

HOD Environmental Health

Mr. Ocheje Friday

HOD Health Education and Promotion

Director's Angle

Director School of Environmental Public Health

I welcome you all to 2022/2023 academic session of this great institution, Kogi State College of Health Sciences and Technology Idah with a heart full of gratitude to God. This citadel of learning is steadily growing from strength to strength.
I specially welcome you to the school of Environmental Public Health. The school is made up of Environmental Health, Epidemiology and Disease Control, Public Health, Food Hygiene and Health Education & Promotion Departments.
All the courses offered in the school of Environmental Public Health are fully accredited with various regulatory bodies.
The Environmental Health has the National Board for Technical Education accreditation and you can be admitted through JAMB to study National Diploma and Higher National Diploma (ND/HND).
I will like to advice the students to take their studies seriously and shun social vices. You are to also desist from all forms of Examination malpractices as the school has zero tolerance to any forms of malpractices. The punishment for any form of malpractice is outright expulsion from the institution. The training received from the college will change your lifestyle completely for the better as well as that of your family, community and the nation at large.
To the lecturers, I sincerely thank you for your hard work and dedication to your calls. I urge you to do more by introducing innovation for effective and efficient teaching cum learning so we can add to the store of knowledge of our students.
I wish you all a blissful academic session.
Dr. Abdullabi Sule Ojo PhD
Director School of Environmental Public Health

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