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Department of Environmental Health

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Mr. Ukata Bassey
- H.O.D, Environmental Health

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Environmental Health Department is one of the first Departments established in the institution. The Department is saddled with the training of qualitative Environmental Health Officers/professionals who will be able to tackle the emerging challenges in the field of Environmental Health and Sanitation. The first batch of Environmental Health Officers-in-training (then known as public health inspectors- in-training) were admitted in 1976 and qualified in 1979 with the royal society of Health (London) Professional Diploma (now replaced by the West African Examination Board Professional Diploma). The R.S.H/WAHEB Diploma is a higher professional Diploma in Health Technology field.

The department currently has the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) accreditation to train and award Higher National Diploma (HND) and National Diploma (ND) in Environmental Health Technology programmes besides the professional certificates. The holders of the department's HND are eligible for N.Y.S.C scheme. The department also runs the proficiency certificate and Technician Diploma in Environmental Health. The Department has well experienced and committed lecturers, instructors and technologists dedicated to the programmes. Available facilities for training and services include technical studios, natural science laboratories, environmental monitoring laboratories, entomology and pest control laboratory, e-library etc. Core competency areas for the graduates include: pest management services, pollution abatement services, environmental monitoring (technical and scientific) services, food safety services, occupational/industrial health and safety services, port/international health services, technical wastes (solid, liquid gaseous) management services, enforcement/inspection services,etc.

PROGRAMMES

i. ND/HND Environmental Health Technology
ii. Environmental Health Technician Programme
iii. Environmental Health Assistants Programme

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

REQUIREMETNS FOR ND/HND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME

The minimum entry requirement into National Diploma/Higher National Diploma in Environmental Health Programme is five (5) O'level credit passes in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE), National Examination Commission (NECO) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) or their equivalent to include: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Biology or Health Science and Chemistry at not more than two (2) sittings. Duration for the programme is two years for ND and two (2) years for HND.

Certificate obtained: National Diploma (ND) Environmental Health Technology and Higher National Diploma Environmental Health Technology.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

The minimum entry requirement into Environmental Health Technician Diploma programme is five (5) O'level passes in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE), National Examination Commission (NECO) or General Certificate of Education (GCE) or their equivalent, three of which must be at credit level and to include: English Language, Biology or Health Science and any of Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Geography, Agricultural Science and Commerce, at not more than two (2) sittings. A pass in mathematics will be an added advantage. Duration of the programmes is three (3) years.

Certificate obtained: Environmental Health Technician Diploma

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANTS PROGRAMME

The minimum entry requirement into Environmental Health Assistants programme is four (4) O'level passes in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE), National Examination Commission (NECO) or General Certificate of Education (GCE), Grade II or NABTEC in one science subject (Chemistry, Biology, Health Science, Nutrition, Physics, General Science or Integrated Science and any other three subjects. A pass in English Language will be an added advantage. Duration for the programme is two (2) years.

Certificate obtained: Environmental Health Assistants Certificate.

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