Good news to all nursing students in Benue State, as the state Governor, Mr Samuel Ortom, has directed the Ministry of Health to apply for the re-accreditation of the School of Nursing and Midwifery Makurdi.
The institution’s operational license was withdrawn in 2014 and the ministry is expected to apply to the Council of Nursing and Midwifery for accreditation.
Governor Ortom, in a Channels TV reports, gave the directive while on the state wide inspection of ongoing projects ahead of preparations to mark his administration’s One Year Anniversary.
The Governor in company of his commissioners and contractors handling the reconstruction and furnishing of the School of Nursing, said the institution was ready for human capital development.
Governor Ortom arrived at the School of Nursing and Midwifery in company of political appointees and the contractors handling the reconstruction and furnishing of the institution.
Over 80 per cent of the structural work has been completed, while details like furnishing, landscaping and fittings were being installed ahead of the re-accreditation of the institution.He warned against further delays in seeking for approval to reopen the school.
In a reaction to the development, the President, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) Comrade Abdurafiu Adeniji, said there is standard for everything, adding that any institution that falls short of the laid down standard by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria will suspended from operating.However, I am optimistic that Benue School of Nursing will be re-accredited if they meet the required standard.