Schools/Colleges of Health Information Management in Nigeria -

Schools/Colleges of Health Information Management in Nigeria

While seeking admission into health/medical courses in polytechnics and colleges of health in Nigeria, you may want to give Health Information Management a shot. This may be your right choice right at the CBT center when registering JAMB UTME for you or the right fall-back while considering the change of institution/course. 

A few candidates seeking admission into Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and like might have met their Waterloo when JAMB released the results - when unfortunately they might have NOT met the national cut-off marks for the universities or the cut-off marks their prospective universities announced.

This set of institutions will still give you a chance to study Health Information Management, but this time, at polytechnics and colleges of health where lower UTME scores can be considered.

This post will address among other things:

  1. what Health Information Management is all about
  2. list of the schools offering it as a course
  3. admission requirements for it

Let's start.

What is Health Information Management About?

Health information management is the collection analysis, storage, and protection of the quality of patient health information. This information can be either paper-based, a combination of paper and digital (hybrid), or as is more often the case, a fully electronic health record (EHR).

HIM professionals are using advanced technology as they perform most HIM-related functions. The HIM professional must have a wide range of knowledge, including the protect patient privacy, data analysis, and how to harness computer systems that collect data.

  1. HIM offers a choice of many career paths – from technical work to overseeing an entire HIM department – in a variety of settings. 
  2. HIM professionals are employed by hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, long-term care facilities, consulting firms, government agencies, and even insurance companies. 
  3. With an HIM degree, employment opportunities can include data analysis, HIPAA privacy, medical coding, compliance, clinical documentation as well as HIM management. 
  4. In fact, HIM professionals can obtain professional credentials such as Registered Health Information Administrators (RHIA), who often hold leadership positions such as HIM directors or managers, and Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT), who often hold technical jobs and specialize in medical coding, cancer/disease registry, and supervisory positions.

Polytechnics and Colleges Offering Health Information Management

If you seek admission to Health Information Management, you can consider any of the institutions below:

  1. Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH)
  2. Anambra State College Of Health Technology Obosi (ACHTECH)
  3. Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kana (AKNTH)
  4. Aminu Dabo College of Health Sciences (AMINU-DABO)
  5. Anambra State College of Health Technology (ANSCOHTECH)
  6. Bauchi State College Of Health Technology (BACOHTECH)
  7. College of Health Sciences and Technology (CHST) Ijero-Ekiti  (CHST-IJERO)
  8. Delta State College Of Health Technology, Ofuoma Ughelli (COHTECH-OFU)
  9. College of Health Technology, Calabar (COTECH-CAL)
  10. Lagos State College of Health Technology (COTECH-LG)
  11. Plateau State College of Health Technology Zawan (COTECH-ZAW)
  12. Emirates College of Health Science and Technology Kano (EMIRATES)
  13. Gombe State College Of Health Sciences And Technology, Kaltungo (GCHSTECH)
  14. Imo State College Of Nursing And Health Sciences (IMOCOL-NHS)
  15. Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa (KWACOHTECH)
  16. Millennium College of Health Technology (MCHT) Akure (MLN-COTECH)
  17. Newgate College of Health Technology, Minna (NGCHTECH)
  18. NKST College Of Health Technology Mkar (NKST-COTECH)
  19. Nigerian Navy School of Health Science, Offa (NNS-OFFA)
  20. Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTHC)
  21. Ogun State College of Health Technology (OGCOHTECH)
  22. Osun State School of Health Technology (OSCOHST)
  23. POGIL College of Health Technology Oke-Eri (POGIL)
  24. River State College of Health Science and Technology (RIVCOST)
  25. Shehu Idris College Of Health Science & Technology (SHEHU-IDRIS)
  26. Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (SHIM-LUTH)
  27. School of Health Information Management, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (SHIM-UBTH)
  28. School of Health Information Management (SHIM-UCH)
  29. Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto (SHIM-UDUTH)
  30. School Of Health Information Management, Borno (SHIM-UMTH)
  31. School of Health Information Management Teaching Hospital Ilorin (SHIM-UNILORIN)
  32. School of Health Information Management, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (SHIM-UYOTH)
  33. University Of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UNICALTH)
  34. University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UNIPORT-TH)
  35. Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hpoistal (UNIZIKTH) Awka

NOTE: This list will continually be updated as new schools are accredited to offer the course. You may need to subscribe to receive email updates for that and other updates.

Admission Requirements for Health Information Management

SSCE (O'level Result)

Generally, candidates must possess at least five (5) credit passes in Mathematics, English Language, Biology/Health Science, and any two (2) from Chemistry, Physics, Geography, Economics, Religious Knowledge, Nigerian Language in not more than two sittings.


  1. SHIM-LUTH requires five (5) 'O' Level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and another subject.
  2. SHIM-UCH and SHIM-UBTH require five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology/Health Science, Chemistry/Physics, and any other subject as a course requirement.
  3. SHIM-UCH requires any of Mathematics, Biology, Physics/Chemistry, and Biology as UTME subjects.
  4. OAUTHC requires Mathematics, Biology, and any one of Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Economics, and Government as UTME subjects.
  5. SHIM-UMTH requires Mathematics and Biology/Health Science and any other subject as a UTME subject.

UTME Subjects

  1. Candidates must write in UTME, English, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics/Biology
  2. Many institutions will accept English, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

  1. SHIM-LUTH requires three (3) subjects including Biology, Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry.
  2. SHIM-UBTH - Mathematics is not Compulsory.

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