The Kebbi State Government has closed down about Seven Private Health Institutions across the state for failure to meet the requirements by the state Ministry of Higher Education.
The State Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor Muktar Bunzu made this known to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi.
He said, the institutions that were closed were operating in Bunza, Yauri, Argungu, Bagudo and Zuru.
He said they failed to meet the requirements that include laboratories, classrooms and libraries.
“Even if we close down we give them conditions that they must provide certain things to meet standard and immediately that is attained we allowed them to continue”.
The Commissioner pointed out that even government health institutions had to be renovated and put in place all requirements to meet the standard.
Professor Bunza, also disclosed that, the State Governor, Atiku Bagudu has directed the Ministry of Higher Education to source for educational collaboration between the state and Russia to enable the state send it’s indigents to study Medical and Engineering courses in the country.
He revealed that, by end of February this year, second batch of fifty medical students would be proceeding to Sudan for study.
Reporting by Abdullahi Tukur: Editing by Tina Oyinsan