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NUC Boss Advocates Improved Publicity for EHORECON


The National University Commission (NUC) Boss, Prof. Julius Okojie (OON) has advocated for improved publicity for the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON).


The NUC boss also advised the Council to run a programme on the Broadcast media, produce more jingles for people to know and feel the impact of the organisation, adding that, the Commission was ready to assist the Council in the areas of advocacy, curriculum development, career progression and a host of other developmental issues.


Prof. Okojie made these assertions recently when the board and staff of the Council led by the Chairman Prof. Oladapo Afolabi (CFR) paid a courtesy visit on the Commission in Abuja.


Speaking earlier, the Chairman, Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) who was also the former Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Prof. Oladapo Afolabi CFR said that they were at the NUC to show appreciation on the approval granted by the Commission on the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard (BMAS) approved for the study of the profession of the Environmental Health.


Prof. Afolabi who recalled with nostalgia how the profession of the Environmental Health was being appreciated in the 1920s, posited that, he was particularly happy when the University of Ife introduced the health officers’ degree in 1972.


According to him, ‘’we know today, as we understand science better, that really, the drugs and the curative approach do more damage than cure’’, he however, advocated for preventive rather than curative which does not do much in health care delivery.


He however, hinted that plans are under way to clearly define career in order sectors like local governments and states to work out a plan for them so that, they can be directors and do much more than what they are currently doing in the state.


The EHORECON Chairman however, pleaded with the Commission to approve more Universities for the programme in order to popularize the profession.