The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye has charged students of the State Schools of Nursing and Midwifery to be diligence and dedicated to their studies in order to be successful in the future.
Ipaye said this during an assessment tour to one of the schools in Ijebu Ode, as part of the monitoring and evaluation of activities, following the accreditation of the institutions.
The Commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Nafiu Aigoro said the school which was recently accredited by the Federal Government has already enrolled over 70 students, adding that necessary equipment and facilities have been put in place to ensure conducive atmosphere for learning.
“The school is in session and we already have 75 students who have enrolled and have started attending lectures. However, prior to this, what we have done is to equip the already created facilities so as to ensure adequate learning atmosphere for the student,’’ the Commissioner said.
Ipaye therefore enjoined the students not to relent on their efforts at ensuring that the state standard of excellence was maintained at all times.
In another development, Commissioner for Health Dr. Babatunde Ipaye has disclosed that a new modular theatre was being built at the State General Hospital, Ijebu Ode, to further aid effective healthcare delivery services to the citizenry.
Ipaye who stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in his office at Abeokuta said the facility would be useful in the training of student nurses, saying that the school curriculum has also been reviewed in line with the requirement of Nursing Council of Nigeria.
Dr. Ipaye, therefore assured all and sundry in the State that government would do its best to ensure that the institution remains a model for schools of nursing and midwifery in the nation.
Speaking on behalf of other students, Onadeko Eniola and Ejim Amarachi, appreciated the State Government for its effort at making the environment conducive for learning, promising that they would in turn work harder in their studies, so as to record success.