By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRIâ€”Some Schools of Nursing in Imo State have been denied accreditation by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).
Governor Ikedi Ohakim, disclosed this in a message delivered on his behalf by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vin Udokwu, at the silver jubilee celebration of the School of Nursing, Mbano Joint Hospital, Umuelemai, Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the state.
Saying that his administration was not particularly happy with this ugly development, Ohakim, however, reiterated his preparedness to meet the challenges facing the managements, staff and students of Nursing Schools in the state.
Ohakim observed that in the past 25 years, the School of Nursing in Mbano Joint Hospital, has kept appreciable record in the training of nurses for the nationâ€™s health sector.
He advised the Principal of the school to articulate the urgent needs of the institution and present a formal request through the Ministry of Health, including the issue of affiliating the school to a university as ordered by the NMCN on or before the year 2010.