The Medical Laboratory Science Council
of Nigeria has denied three universities and two colleges of technology
accreditation to run programmes in Medical Laboratory Science.
The five institutions have therefore been de-accredited with immediate effect.
Among them are Ambrose Alli University,
Ekpoma, in Edo State; Rivers State University of Science and Technology,
in Port Harcourt and Babcock University, in Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State.
The Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of MLSCN, Prof. Anthony Emeribe, disclosed this in an interview with The PUNCH in Abuja during the Medical Laboratory Science Education workshop.
The workshop was organised for about 120
participants drawn from 19 universities and colleges of technology
running degree and diploma programmes in Medical Laboratory Science.
He said, "For our assessment tool for
the universities’ Bachelor of Medical Lab programme or diploma programme
in colleges of health technology, there are three levels of
"For institutions that perform at the
level of 70 per cent and above, they get full accreditation and a
revisit comes after five years. For institutions that score 60-69 per
cent, they get partial accreditation and we revisit them after two
years. For institutions that fall below 60 per cent, they are denied
"Presently, we have three universities
we have denied accreditation and two colleges of health technology that
we have denied accreditation.”
Emeribe stated that although the MLSC
had graduated some students from AAU, Ekpoma "at the recent
reaccreditation visit, they were found not to have met the requirement
for accreditation and so the Universities are now working hard to tune
up the quality before our revisit for us to read reaccredit them.”
According to him, it has become
pertinent for the council to harmonize the processes, procedures,
yardsticks and parameters deployed by those who represent council in the
conduct of its programmes.