Following accreditation, graduates of Cross River School of Nursing to go for National Service

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By Akpan David, Calabar

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has now accredited courses run by the Cross River School of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences to the award of Higher National Diploma.

It has also approved for graduates of the school to participate in the one year compulsory National Youth Service.

This was contained in a formal letter of accreditation from NBTE addressed to Governor Benedict Ayade of Cross River State.

Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr. Betta Edu led the Governing Council and Management team of the College of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences, believed to be the first in South-South Nigeria, where they presented the letter to the governor.

The governor expressed satisfaction and congratulated the commissioner, the Governing Council and the Management team and other Stakeholders for the feat.

He said he was impressed at the speed at which things were achieved in the health sector, maintaining that he did not make mistake in his choice of Dr. Edu as the person at the helm of the health ministry.

He assured the team of his continuous support and commitment towards making the maiden College of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences in the South-South Geopolitical Zone a Model and a Citadel of professional and academic excellence.

Expressing his pride, Ayade said he will look at the challenges facing the nursing school as well as the Cross River School of Health Technology Calabar and give speedy attention.

Betta Edu applauded the Governor for prioritizing the health sector and making the entire process that led to this achievement seamless. “Cross Riverians are blessed to have you as their Governor Your Excellency, in your administration the health sector has always come first and so is the health of every Cross Riverian. You’ve made us outstanding successes by supporting us morally, intellectually and financially. “We couldn’t have come this far without your exceptional Leadership.”

Edu further disclosed that all the health Schools and Colleges in the state have gained full accreditation with an increased benchmark in intake of students.

The Chairman of the Governing Council of the school, Dr. Margaret Mombel Opiah also commended the Governor for an array of supports leading to innovation and transformation in the healthcare sector of the state.

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