A bill seeking to establish the Health Education Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria has been passed by the Senate on Tuesday
The passage of the bill on Tuesday during plenary, came after the consideration of a report by the Committee on Health (Tertiary and Secondary).
Chairman of the Committee, Senator Yahaya Oloriegbe (Kwara Central), in his presentation, said upon establishment, the Board would determine the standards of knowledge and skills to be attained by persons seeking to become members of the profession of Health Education. He added that it would also establish and maintain a register of persons registered under the bill as members of the profession, and conduct examinations leading to the award of certificates or diplomas as may be prescribed by the Board.
According to him, the passage of the bill into law would ensure that the practice of Health Education in Nigeria is regulated.
The lawmaker, indicated that the Board would facilitate advanced Healthcare delivery in the country through research, innovation, training and development of the health sector.