As the Rescue Agenda unfolds, the Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku’s administration which is passionate about the transformation of the State health care sector has re-established the College of Nursing and Midwifery which had been shut down for ten years.
Speaking at the maiden matriculation of the College in Jalingo today, the Executive Governor, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku who was represented by his Chief of Staff Hon. Rebo Usman expressed delight that the Rescue Agenda is making remarkable progress and reiterated that he was glad to be associated with the progress.
He enjoined lecturers and students to diligently put their best into the teaching and learning processes so as to train, prepare and produce competent skilled and versatile Nurses and Midwives who are capable of providing quality and effective health care services to the state.
Also, the Taraba State Commissioner for Health, Hon. Innocent Vakkai told the matriculating students to consider themselves lucky to be in a noble profession like Nursing and urged them to trail the steps of Florence Nightingale to live up to general expectations.
He disclosed that the Governor, Darius Ishaku’s administration is poised to reform the State’s health sector and that the Governor had made several unscheduled visits to the school premises to ascertain the level of progress made in construction of the school.
He urged the Lecturers to put in their best to upgrade the College to a degree awarding institution and assured them that they had the unflinching support of the State Government which will ensure the completion of structures currently under construction.
The College Head of Nursing, Mr. Kiloh Nfor in his welcome address expressed gratitude to the State Government for its intervention in the re-establishment of the college. He called on students to work hard to earn the confidence of their sponsors and strictly charged them to eschew all forms of vices.
He disclosed that the leadership of the school had worked hard for the establishment of the College with the Late Mr. Bala Aji playing a vital role in accomplishing the feat. He added that the relocation of the College to its permanent site and the establishment of the School of Remedial Studies were also part of their achievements.
Mr. Nfor pleaded with the State Government to assist the School in the completion of the School structures and provision of vehicles and furniture for staff and students’ use.