Ogun State College of Health Technology

Ogun State College of Health Technology
Former name
Ogun State School of Health Technology
Established1976 (1976)
FounderSaidu Ayodele Balogun
AffiliationNational Board for Technical Education, Kwara State University
ProvostDr. Abiodun Oluwole Oladunjoye
Ijebu Ode

6°48′04″N 3°57′03″E / 6.8012452°N 3.9509314°E / 6.8012452; 3.9509314

Ogun State College of Health Technology is a training college for health care in Ilese-Ijebu, Ogun state, Nigeria. It was the first state college established in Ogun State.[1] As well as providing health technology training and certification, it is a major factor in both increasing the population and enhancing the status of Ilese, a town on the outskirts of Ijebu Ode.[2]


The college was established on 28 September 1976 as a school under a department in the Ministry of Health during the military administration of Saidu Balogun. At inception, the institution was located temporarily at Itamogiri in Ijebu East local government area in 1982. The primary objective of the college is to train middle level for the delivery of primary healthcare services for the state. The college has since surpassed this mandate by providing quality health care workers for primary, secondary and tertiary health care delivery system not only for Ogun State, but also for neighbouring states and federal institutions.[3]

Being the first tertiary institution in the state, its general importance to the overall primary healthcare delivery in the state, as well as being the single largest producer of primary health care workers accounting for over ninety percent (90%) of the total health manpower needs of the twenty local governments in the state; the impact of its contribution to primary health care spurred the state government to upgrade it to a college with polytechnic status. The required legislation, House Bill number 27, was enacted and signed by the then governor of the state. The law is cited as Ogun State College of Health Technology Law, 2004 as amended in 2008.[3]


The college occupies a wide expanse of land from Ilese township road, almost reaching the Sagamu-Benin express road. This gives ample room for expansion and development.

As of April 2012, Ogun State College of Health Technology had approved the private Royal Institute of Health Technology, Ifo in Arigbajo- Ifo, Ogun State to run some accredited courses.[4] This provides access to recognized studies that would not otherwise be accessible by people in that region.


As well as 11 programmes approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and national professional organizations at diploma and Higher National Diploma levels,[1][5] the college can award degrees accredited by Kwara State University. Degree courses are available in environmental health, medical laboratory sciences, health information management, and other health technology fields.[6]


  1. ^ a b Nwokolo, Ernest (13 October 2016). "Ogun Health Technology college recounts success, challenges at 40". The Nation, Nigeria. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  2. ^ Abimbola, Olakunle (16 August 2016). "Ilese: Return of the natives". The Nation, Nigeria. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Ogun State College of Health Technology [OscohtechIlese]". www.oscohtechilese.edu.ng. Retrieved 2016-05-12.
  4. ^ Akinrinade, Kunle (12 April 2012). "Beware of fraudsters, provost warns". The Nation (Vol. 7, No. 2091). p. 40. Archived from the original on 8 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  5. ^ Alaga, Ayodele (10 September 2016). "Four decades of a college and new visionary leadership". The Nation, Nigeria. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  6. ^ "College to award degrees". The Nation, Nigeria. 7 December 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2017.

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