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In a deliberate drive to improve Primary Health Care (PHC) activities within the country towards fostering health for all people, the Federal Ministry of Health in 1982 decided to set up two training institutions which will be responsible for training Tutors who will teach Primary Health Care Courses in Schools of Health Technology and allied institutions. These two institutions were to be sited in the Northern and Southern regions of the Country, respectively. To this end, the Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna State (in the North) and the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, (in the South), were approached in 1983 with a proposal which they willingly accepted. Consequent to the series of deliberations held in this regard, the programme finally commenced in 1984.

Since inception, the Institute of Education and the Community Medicine Department, College of Medicine of the University of Ibadan have been coordinating the teaching activities of the Centre. The bulk of the lecturers who teach in this programme are drawn from the University College Hospital, Ibadan, and the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

S/NNamePeriod of Headship
1.Mrs. F. A. O.  Elemide1984-1997
2.Dr. (Mrs) J.T. Eni-Olorunda1998-1999
3.Mrs. A. A. Adeola1999-2008
4.Miss O. Akintayo2008-till date


The Primary Health Care Tutors’ Course is a learner – centered agency school established for the purpose of providing quality lifelong educational opportunities for diverse citizenry of Nigeria who are registered and licensed by the Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria to practice in Nigeria. The School offers world-class training, research and services for Primary Health Care Tutors and it seeks to be the first choice for seeking training in a conducive atmosphere, renowned for a culture of quality and excellence. Some of the facilities available within the School include a 20 bed space hostel, two (2) boreholes for water supply to the female hostel, an e-library, a 30-seater reading room, a demonstration room with teaching and learning materials, office space building for staff and two (2) generating sets for electricity supply during power outages.

The school has graduated a total number of five hundred and three (503) students as at September, 2016. Primary Health Care Tutors teach in Colleges of Health Sciences and Technology across the nation, some of them are civil servants while some are Private Practitioners at the helm of affairs of the Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria as well as Clinicians and educators in different Primary Health Care facilities. The school is the institution of first choice for Primary Health Care Tutors Training in Nigeria. Other achievements include:

  • The school has remained at the top tier from its inception.
  • The school has required infrastructures and facilities including a large lecture room with an electronic board, library, E-room and a conducive teaching environment with hostel accommodation for students. Functional power generators are available both in the school premises and in the hostel.
  • The Primary Health Care Tutors’ Course has qualified and trained experienced, proficient and highly committed self sacrificing members of staff.
  • A strong collaboration exists with some of the departments of the University of Ibadan including the Institute of Education, College of Medicine, Department of Physiology, and Department of Statistics among others.
  • There has been a strong collaboration and affiliation with Primary Health Care Levels for clinical practices
  • The total enrolment of students between 1984 and October, 2016 is five hundred and eighty two (582).
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