Ogun Nursing Schools and Midwifery receive complete certification for the first time in 45 years.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has granted full accreditation to the schools of nursing and midwifery in Abeokuta, Ijebu-Ode, and Ilaro, according to the Ogun State Government ( NMCN).
The achievement, which is the first of its kind in the state’s 45-year history, was made possible by the promotion of the nursing and midwifery schools to collegiate status.
Dr. Tomi Coker, the Commissioner for Health, stated at a press conference in Abeokuta that the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led government had conceived the vision of making health attractive to all from its first day in office, noting that the current administration’s priority was to obtain full accreditation for all nursing and midwifery schools across the state.
According to Coker, the government’s commitment resulted in the allocation of about N125 million (one hundred and twenty-five million naira) for comprehensive restoration and provision of modern teaching facilities in nursing and midwifery schools in order to meet NMCN regulations.
She said that the passionate pursuit of the state has yielded a number of positive outcomes including the full accreditation to ALL Schools of Nursing and Midwifery for the first time in the 45 years history of the State, pointing out that the upgrade of the schools to Collegiate had resulted in the change of the its name to Ogun State Schools of Nursing Sciences thereby increasing the quota admission of students by 60%.
According to her, there are ongoing efforts with the Ministry of Education to conclude the approval of the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) which will enable the college to award Ordinary National Diploma and Higher National Diploma (OND/HND) academic certificates to students.
“The last accreditation team was in Ogun State in 2017 wherein we got provisional accreditation, which had been the trend in the history of our Schools of Nursing and Midwifery.(Feed generated with FetchRSS)