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Brief Background

ECWA College of Health Technology Kagoro is located in Kagoro, Kaura LGA of Kaduna State, Nigeria. The  establishment  of   the  Health  Technological Institution  was  born  out  of  a  decision  taken  by  a Missionary  body  called  Sudan  Interior  Mission  (SIM) who  came  to  Nigeria  with  the  aim  of  preaching  the Gospel  through  medicine  vide  the  training  of  Health workers.

The institution  started as a school  in  Jos  in  the  year 1959 then  known  as  Sudan  Interior  Mission  Medical Auxillaries  Training  School  (SIMMATS)  Jos  and  ECWA Evangel  Hospital  (Jankwano)  as  its  practice  center.

In 1982, SIMMATS was relocated to Kagoro in Kaduna State, as ECWA School of Health Technology where the training of primary healthcare workers were introduced to  train  Community  Health  Aides  (now  JCHEW), Community  Health  Assistants  (now  CHEW)  and  Junior laboratory  Assistants.

In 2005, ECWA upgraded the Institution to a College. Since then the College has expanded into five department s   as   following  Community,   Medical Laboratory  Science,  Health  Information  Management, Environmental  Health  Technology  and  Pharmacy Technician  Training.

Presently, two departments namely dispensing opticianry and medical image processing where to the existing programmes. This bring the number of departments in collage to seven. Effort is on-going for the take-off of National Diploma (ND)/Higher National Diploma (HND) in Health Information Management and Environmental Health Science.

Mission

To  reach  the  unreached  with  quality  health  care  services  by  providing health  workers  with  sound  and  moral  health  training

Vision

To be an institution producing excellent, dedicated and God-fearing Christian health workers

Core Values

  • God
  • Integrity
  • Hard work
  • Accountability
  • Salvation of  Souls
  • Health care  as  evangelism
  • Love and  Compassionate  Care
  • Quality  training

Site Of the College

The  College  is  currently  sited  where  the  early missionaries to  Kagoro  –  Rev .  Thomas (Dacip)  Archilbald, his  wife  –  Sarah  (Dariya)  and  their  daughter  –  Grace  T . Archibald stayed. The Archibalds came to Kagoro on the 7th May, 1927

Brief Description of Kagoro Community

Kagoro  is  a  large  ancient  and  renowned  town  in  Kaduna  State, Nigeria.  It is located in Kaura Local Government Area. Kagoro is an attractive town to many visitors especially the beautiful hills and the pleasant climate. It is the home of Afan Festival Which is an annual Festival  [a  socio-cultural  event]  that  is    celebrated  on  1st January every year; this festival brings together the small and the mighty in the  society  ranging from Presidents, Governors  and top  politicians who are the “who – is – who in the society . The name “Afan” means hill  and  the  Afan  festival  can  be  termed  hill  festival  the  name  the ancient  celebrants  gave  it  and the  celebration  of which is  believed to have  commenced  in  circa  18th Century  AD.

The  Kagoro  hills  and  caves  have  played  a  very  significant  and protective role firstly as the places where a stream of early Kagoro immigrants settled  and secondly  as places of refuge to  the  Kagoro people  and  a  fortress  from  invading  enemies  and  these  very important  reasons became the  rationales  for naming their  New Year celebration  “Afan”  Festival.

The hills and caves therefore are potential tourists’ attraction.

A  PINPOINT GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOLOGY OF KAGORO

It is strategically located as an intersect along Abuja-Kafanchan – Kachia  –  Kaduna  and  Abuja  –  Kafanchan  –  Manchok –  Jos  trunk  A roads. With the co-ordinates of Latitude 9.6000 (DMS) 9° 35′ 60N, Longitude  8.3833  (DMS)  8°  22′  60E  and  Altitude  2824  feet  (860 meters)  above  sea  level.

Proprietor

The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) is the Proprietor of the College with Headquarters in Jos, Plateau State – Nigeria.

The  College  is  under  the  administrative  oversight  of  the Medical  Department  of  the  ECWA.

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