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Plateau un­seals col­lege of nurs­ing

- From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos Nigeria News · Health Care · Plateau State · Chilean Ministry of Health · Benue State · Nigeria · Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria

The Plateau State Min­istry of Health yes­ter­day un­sealed Hill Col­lege of Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery.

Benue/Plateau Trust re­ports that the col­lege was ear­lier closed down by the min­istry fol­low­ing the ru­mour mak­ing the round that it has started op­er­at­ing with­out meeting the ex­pected re­quire­ments to op­er­ate.

But the Di­rec­tor of Nurs­ing Ser­vices, of the min­istry and state chair­man of the mon­i­tor­ing team of Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery Coun­cil of Nige­ria, Mrs. Ladi Davou Zuh opened up the col­lege, adding that the de­ci­sion came af­ter reach­ing an agree­ment with the col­lege pro­pri­etress, Ha­jiya Nafisa Omar.

She said: “The col­lege was sealed on 22 Septem­ber 2020 be­cause of the ru­mors that she is train­ing stu­dents be­fore meeting the re­quire­ment but she had de­nied that she was not train­ing any stu­dent and she is still work­ing to­wards ful­fill­ing all re­quire­ments.”

The di­rec­tor said the nurs­ing coun­cil and the state min­istry of health were very care­ful to en­sure that ev­ery pro­fes­sional body ful­filled its re­quire­ments be­fore op­er­at­ing, adding that by the visit to the col­lege, the pro­pri­etress has ful­filled all re­quire­ments, ex­cept the 265 min­i­mum of hospital bed re­quire­ment.

She urged the pro­pri­etress to do the right thing be­fore the com­mence­ment of any train­ing.

The col­lege pro­pri­etress, Ha­jiya Nafisa Omar, said as a pa­tri­otic daugh­ter of Plateau State, she has a strong com­mit­ment to health care pro­mo­tion es­pe­cially ma­ter­nal health, safe moth­er­hood, and im­mu­ni­sa­tion.

“Given the fore­go­ing, I stand gladly to no­tify you that I am the pro­pri­etor of the Hill Col­lege of Nurs­ing and Mid­wifery, Jos, and wish to af­firm to you that the afore­men­tioned col­lege is still in the process of es­tab­lish­ment. Hence no ad­mis­sion or even the sale of ap­pli­ca­tion forms has started,” she said.

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