Jubilation, As College Of Health Matriculates New Students


It was jubilation and entertainment extraganza at the Centenary College of Health Science and Technology, Emohua, Rivers State on Friday, April 5th 2019 at the college campus, as the management of the institution matriculated the second batch of students for the 2018/2019 academic session.
The Chairman and Founder of the college, Sir Napoleon I. Ewule who spoke in an interview with The Tide noted that the event was not only memorable, but also very impressive as the ceremony attracted a large crowd of students and their guests as well as notable members of the academic and cultural display.
He disclosed that within the short period of existence, the college had recorded laudable achievements in academics and students’ intake, which he attributed to strict academic policies of the college and commitment of the highly qualified and experienced lecturers drawn from various health institutions across the country.
Sir Ewule intimated that the Centenary College of Health Sciences and Technology was the first of its kind in the South-South region of Nigeria to be approved and registered as a private owned institution by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and the College is affiliated to the Abia State College of Health Science and Management Technology Aba.
The founder explained that the college matriculated its first batch of students in 2017, since then, the college had been growing from strength to strength.
According to him, the college offers several primary health related courses aimed at complementing the efforts of government towards improved health care delivery in the state.
He said, “as a private owned college, the management is not in competition with government, rather we complement the government by training highly qualified health personnel to help sanitize the system and make healthcare delivery available and accessible to the public.
We also assist the government in reducing unemployment as the college had provided employment opportunities to both academic and non academic staff”.
The students were guaranteed opportunity to participate in the mandatory one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as their counterparts who graduated from other recognized tertiary institutions in the country.
Also speaking the Director, School of Community Health of the Institution, Chief Lloyd Dan-Elebiga, stressed that students of the college were well groomed in character and learning, “Disicpline and learning are our watch words here in the college and our lecturers are among the best in the health profession in Nigeria”, he stated.
Highlights of the ceremony included group photographs, match pass by members of Man O War, cultural displays and other side attractions as well as wining, dining and dancing.