By Mumini Abdulkareem
The Kwara State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilorin, on Tuesday matriculated no fewer than 81 students for the 2018/2019 academic session as the Provost, Dr Imam Abubakar warned that the college would not tolerate all anti-social behaviours such as cultism, examination malpractices, hooliganism, prostitution among others.
He advised the new intakes to keep their matriculating oaths and shun any activity that would constitute a threat to the peace of the noble institution.
The ceremony which was held at the Sha’aba Lafiagi Hall in the premises of the institution was graced by parents, government functionary friends and well wishers of the matriculating students.
Speaking further, the Provost noted that over 200 students passed the entrance examination among the thousands that selected the school as first choice.
He said the 2018 admission year was full of rigours and unforeseen frictions occasioned by the introduction of computer into the college entrance examination adding that he would encourage the students to make use of the opportunity to expand and improve the frontiers of the nursing profession.
He however appreciated Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for prompt release of monthly subvention to the college and release of accreditation fund for the take off of School of Midwifery.
While urging the Governor to provide modern classroom to increase the capacity of student’s intake, Abubakar appealed for the provision of modern administrative block to cater for the teaching and non- teaching staff.
Speaking at the event, the Kwara State Governor congratulated the students for getting to such level and urged them not rest on their oars.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Dr Musa Dasuki, the Abdulrazaq noted that prompt release of monthly subvention for the college and release of accreditation fund for the take off of School of Midwifery was an attestation to his administration’s commitment to good health care delivery.
He added that the efforts of the state government in the health sector would be a colossal waste if adequate qualified personnel were not in place.