By Abdullahi Tukur
Kebbi State Government has closed down seven private health institutions across the state for failure to meet the requirements set out by the state Ministry of Higher Education.
The State Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor Muktar Bunzu, who made this known to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi, said the affected institutions failed to meet the set standard to include provision of Laboratories, Classrooms and Libraries.
He said, the institutions that were closed were operating in Bunza, Yauri, Argungu, Bagudo and Zuru local government areas of the state.
According to him, some of the affected institutions have no permanent site operating thereby using public primary schools.
He disclosed that the decision would be revised as soon as the closed institutions provides the facilities required.
The Commissioner pointed out that even government health institutions had to be renovated and put in place the necessary requirements to ensure standard.
Professor Bunza, also said that, Governor Atiku Bagudu has directed the Ministry of Higher Education to devise means of possible collaboration with Russia for the state to send its indigenes to study Medical and Engineering courses in that country.
He revealed that, by end of February this year, second batch of fifty medical students would proceed to Sudan to study.