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COOUTH School of Nursing, Midwifery move for full accreditation

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DELEGATES from Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Abuja, led by the Director, Nursing Services, Katsina Ministry of Health, Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, are presently in Anambra State for a facility inspection tour for the accreditation of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu School of Nursing and Midwifery.

The Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke, who welcomed the team to the state during their courtesy visit at Government House, Awka, said every college and institution needed to be properly accredited and the state government is ready to do the needful to attain its success.

“Governor Obiano has done quite a lot to bring us up to speed, an erosion control work is going on around the school, painting is on-going for the school building, rehabilitation and construction of modern kitchen, among others to bring the institution to power” Okeke informed.

Dr. Okeke who expressed certainty of a positive result and full accreditation of the institution, requested the team to inform him of any shortfalls they might come across, and be assured that it would be attended to immediately.

Speaking earlier, Chief Medical Director, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH),, Dr. Basil Nwankwo, said that COOUTH School of Nursing and Midwifery, which have since been operating with a partial accreditation of two years, was due for accreditation six months ago, and it is customary to write to the National Council for a team to be sent to come and look at their facilities before they could be given full accreditation.

Contributing, Alhaji Aliyu stated that they have come to assess the human and infrastructure setting of both the School of Nursing and Midwifery. They promised to do their best to assist the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to maintain the standard in nursing education and practice. They also promised to put heads together with the people concerned in order to tackle any challenge they might come across.

Alhaji Aliyu, who appreciated the effort of the state government and their hospitality, also prayed that they come back with positive feedback, based on what they have seen and what they are about to see in the next three days.

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