Ogun commissioner, predecessor bicker over nursing, midwifery colleges’ accreditation

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The colleges of nursing and midwifery in Ogun Philosophize procure got paunchy accreditation from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), Tomi Coker, the Commissioner for Neatly being, has acknowledged.

Addressing a press conference in Abeokuta on Wednesday, Mrs Coker acknowledged the accreditation also got here with an pork up of the colleges of Nursing and Midwifery to Collegiate.

She acknowledged the govtconceived the imaginative and prescient of creating effectively being handsome to all, including that that commitment told the delivery of over N125 million for comprehensive renovation and provision of contemporary coaching facilities in the colleges to fulfill the requirements of NMCN.

There are as a minimum nine colleges of nursing and midwifery in Ogun Philosophize.

Mrs Coker further acknowledged the pork up of the colleges to Collegiate had resulted in the alternate of its name to Ogun Philosophize Faculties of Nursing Sciences thereby rising the quota admission of students by 60%.

In accordance with her, there are ongoing efforts with the Ministry of Education to pause the approval of the Nationwide Board of Technical Education (NBTE) that can enable the college to award Customary Nationwide Diploma and Higher Nationwide Diploma (OND/HND) tutorial certificates to students.

She acknowledged “The final accreditation workers used to be in Ogun Philosophize in 2017 wherein we bought provisional accreditation, which had been the style in the history of our Faculties of Nursing and Midwifery.

“The 2-year expiration for the total colleges used to be in 2019. The Covid-19 pandemic, then but again, made it no longer in all probability for the NMCN accreditation order in 2020. As a consequence of this truth, the order took dilemma in July 2021.

” I’m subsequently jubilant to let you know that the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has given paunchy accreditation to all Faculties of Nursing and Midwifery for the necessary time in the 45 years history of Ogun Philosophize.

“These diplomas can even advance with skilled certificates of Registered Nursing(RN), Registered Midwifery (RM) or Registered Public Neatly being Nursing (RPHN).

“It is attention-grabbing to let that the NMCN also elevated the quota of pupil admission by 60% from 220 to 350.

“Under the detect of the relate administration, the stream price in the final qualifying examinations in March 2020, Would possibly well well 2020, September 2020, November 2020 and Would possibly well well 2021 used to be 100%. Here is as a outcomes of recent adjustments in our admission project where now we procure ensured that admission into the colleges is exactly on merit with out compromise on excellence.”


‘Faculties already authorized’ – Ex-commissioner

A aged commissioner in the say, Babatunde Ipaye, has, then but again, pushed aside Mrs Coker’s claims referring to the accreditation, announcing the colleges had already been authorized.

Mr Ipaye, who used to be the commissioner for effectively being at some stage in the administration of Ibikunle Amosun, Governor Dapo Abiodun’s predecessor, acknowledged the five colleges of nursing and midwifery in the say bought accreditation on July 10, 2017, after a delegation of the Nursing Council of Nigeria visited the five colleges.

“Previous to this, the three colleges of nursing had been shut down and had been below lock and subsequently had no longer professional nurses for years,” Mr Ipaye acknowledged in an announcement he titled ‘Ogun Philosophize College of Nursing Accreditation – The lies of Dapo Abiodun’s administration on 45 years and paunchy accreditation.‘

“After the visitation, the accreditation workers described the college of Midwifery Abeokuta because the finest and most equipped in Nigeria.”

Mr Ipaye also added that the invoice to transform the colleges to Colleges of Nursing used to be passed by the seventh Meeting of Ogun Philosophize below Mr Amosun, and used to be signed into legislation in 2017 earlier than the accreditation take a look at with by the Nursing Council.

“The Honourable Commissioner that declared arrogantly that the colleges had existed for 45 years with out paunchy accreditation must assemble public the invoice that converts these colleges to stage-awarding establishments.

“She must also assert the general public how she bought receive admission to to Mr Ndagi of the Nursing Council who handiest allowed her leverage on the energy of the relationship already built with the Ibikunle Amosun administration.

“The colleges of Nursing Idi Aba and Ijebu Ode had been two of the finest in South West Nigeria from the second Republic of the Chief Bisi Onanbanjo via to the administration of Chief Segun Osoba, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Senator Ibikunle Amosun. To direct such unverified assertion is to abridge the labour of our leaders past.

“I’m told the extinct students association has a response to this gorgeous assertion.”

Truth-take a look at

PREMIUM TIMES’ tests showed that in October 2017, Mr Ipaye, while receiving Ogun Meeting participants who had been on oversight take a look at with to his ministry, told the lawmakers that the nursing council had given paunchy accreditation to the five colleges of nursing in the say.

In accordance with the procure plan of the College of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, two of the nine nursing and midwifery colleges in Ogun Philosophize – Department of Nursing Science, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, and College of Psychiatric Nursing, Aro, Abeokuta – bought paunchy accreditation in November 2017 and January 2018 respectively.

The leisure procure handiest got provisional accreditation: College of Nursing, Abeokuta (provisional, November 2017), College of Nursing, Ijebu-Ode (provisional, October 2017), College of Nursing, Ilaro (provisional, November 2017), College of Nursing, Lantoro (provisional, January 2020), College of Publish Overall Midwifery, Abeokuta (provisional, November 2017), College of Publish Overall Midwifery, IjebuOde (provisional, November 2017), and Jala Jalaaluka For Ahad (JAFAD) College of Nursing, Oru-Ijebu (provisional, October 2019).

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