Partners, government refurbish School of Nursing and Midwifery


Students of the Cross State school of nursing and midwifery Calabar

By Akpan David, Calabar

Some development partners, including the
UNFPA, UNHCR as well as the state government have now completed the refurbishment of the state school of nursing and midwifery in Calabar.

It will be recalled that the foremost school was in a state of disrepair for some time until Governor Ben Ayade directed that all health institutions, including the nursing school be upgraded and given facelift.

The School which produces outstanding Nurses and Midwives that are of immense service and support to the health sector

Rain and weather hazards had plundered the school and it needed a total overhaul.

Governor Ayade represented by the state commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu formally declared the refurbished school open for use yesterday.

Speaking, Edu thanked UNFPA, UNCHR, the school and the ministry of health for their supports towards the completion.

Charging the students to strive harder to imbibe tutorials, she said:. “I want to also charge the students to work hard so this investment can be reflected in their next result!

“Let your studies be your priority. The best student for this school calendar year will go home with a whopping sum of N50,000 price.”

She encouraged the teachers to invest on the students as they are the future of Cross River State health sector and the World at large.

Edu assured that the governor is committed to revolutionise the health sector, as well as improving the quality of learning for health workers.

Dr Janet Ekpeyong, director general of the state primary healthcare development agency commended the work done at the school of Midwifery noting that she, too, is glad to be part of the revolution in the health sector.

She advised the students to take advantage of the new rebranded school and study properly, promising to absorb the health workers as soon as they graduate.

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