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Will I Go for NYSC After College of Health Technology?

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If you read my recent post, you will notice that this is an incremental explanation on the same topic. I told you a short story of a lady who would prefer a college of health technology to a Nursing School if she wouldn’t go for NYSC?

Here is what I thought about the poor lady.

She must have been told by a brother, sister, teacher, or friend that, if she went for a school of the Nursing programme, she wouldn’t serve at NYSC.

This is because she talked frankly as if she knew everything about this. Hence, she was confident that if I should tell her the same, College of Nursing is a no-go place for her.

Well, I told her it was true. She should rather go for the college of health technology (also called the school of health information management) if NYSC is a must for her except she could afford to go the long way.

Meanwhile, she didn’t know it all until I explained further. Below is what you need to know about colleges of health technology and going for service after their programmes.

Will I Serve in NYSC after Finishing from College of Health or School of Information Management?

The answer is still yes – but not for all their programmes/courses.

Here is my explanation…

Colleges of health technology usually run three types of programmes:
  1. Regular National Diploma (ND)
  2. Regular Higher National Diploma
  3. Certificate (Diploma Courses)

College ND and HND Programme Conditions

If you’re admitted for the ND programme and proceed to HND, you will be mobilized for NYSC after your studies.

Let’s get the picture further.
  1. To be admitted for an ND programme at a college of health, you will have to obtain JAMB UTME and consider any of the colleges among the federal, state, and private ones in Nigeria.
  2. If admitted, you’re to complete a 2-year ND programme.
  3. After this, you will be required to go for a-year of Industrial Training (IT) in a recognized organization.
  4. Then after, you can obtain the HND form of the same college or another. Here, you will spend another 2 years to earn the Higher National Diploma (HND).
  5. After this, you’re qualified to be mobilized for NYSC if you’re not more than 30 years as at the date of graduation or mobilization.
  6. Candidates who do not want to proceed to HND after their ND at a college of health (with UTME), can also obtain JAMB DE form to cross to universities of their choices offering the same or related courses.

College of Health Certificate (Diploma) Programme Conditions

If admitted for certificate programmes such as:
  • Health Assistant,
  • Medical imaging Technician,
  • Pharmacy Technician,
  • Food and Nutrition etc …,

Such admissions are usually not through JAMB… And you may not be able to proceed beyond this to HND level except your school has special provisions for this – which is very rare.

If you must know, people don’t go to NYSC with an ordinary certificate or Diploma course. You need HND and Bsc to be mobilized. 

If you are admitted for certificate course only, and where possible you can only proceed to HND or BSC through the JAMB regularization and JAMB Direct Entry application.


It’s better to know the end of a journey before taking off in the first place.

If NYSC is a must for you, I advise going for ND and HND programmes of a college of health technology.

Meanwhile, not all these colleges run ND and HND especially those who are not under JAMB. Check this post for those who will mobilize for service (because they run ND and HND) and those that may not.

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  1. good day am a HND holder through with service and want to go for PGD studies in school of health technology. Can it be possible? I studied food science and technology

    1. There is no way to answer YES or NO. You may need to visit the schools of interest to confirm if they will accept that. You can also check the post below for a list of schools accepting HND for PGD and Master's Degree.


  2. Am a graduate from health technology on department of environmental health and i want to obtain my bsc in unilorin how do i make it or what did u think will be better

    1. You will obtain JAMB DE form. Read the procedures through the link below.

  3. pls I want to study CHEW will I go to college of health to register or will register thru jamb.(due to ur post I saw concerning NYSC for me to be able to serve thank u) comment...

    1. College of Health can admit in two ways. They can admit through JAMB. They may also admits through certificate courses. If you aim for NYSC, obtain the JAMB form and consider the college of health you want during the registration. If admitted, you'll spend 2 years to earn National Diploma. After this, you can proceed to HND or obtain Direct Entry to another university. Either way, when you graduate, you'll go for NYSC. But with certificate courses, admission without JAMB, you may not serve.

  4. Is community health better than school of nursing

    1. Pls sir I want to study med lab in college of health and I want to also do my nysc how can that be possible

    2. If the programme is done as ND and HND, you will serve. But if it's just certificate course, you won't be able to serve.

  5. Abeg which one is community health....

    Is community health under college of health or what a kind of confuse

  6. Pls is public health better than environmental health,pls what are the advantages of public health?

    1. This is a separate topic on its own. If you want my concise answer, I'll prefer public health to environmental health in a country like ours.

  7. Please can I study nursing after college of health technology?

    1. It depends on the course you study at the college.

      Below is the list of universities offering nursing and what they require as direct entry courses/grades.


  8. I want to study MLT, how can I start? Is the form on sale now?

    1. You will obtain JAMB UTME form and pick a university offering that.

  9. Please can I study MLT in college of health

    1. Yes. But you have to be sure that very college has the course before applying. Not all colleges will have MLT.

  10. I want to study MLT in college of health rives state after that can I serve please??

    1. If the programme is HND full-time, you will serve.

  11. Please, does it mean that you can't use diploma certificate for direct entry?

  12. Please I want to be a nurse, what do I do. Although am studying public health administration.will I later go to school of nurse to become a public health nurse? Or I should go for masters in public health.


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