Ogun College Of Nursing Gets NBTE Accreditation To Run OND, HND Programmes - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, January 26, 2024

Ogun College Of Nursing Gets NBTE Accreditation To Run OND, HND Programmes

Ogun State College of Nursing Sciences has been accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to run both Ordinary National Diploma (OND)  and Higher National Diploma (HND) academic programmes in Nursing, as one of the recognized monothechnics in Nigeria

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker who revealed this in a statement made available to Edu-Biznews, said that admission for prospective candidates into the college would be done through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for 2024 and subsequent academic calendars, after the college had successfully secured accreditation for its Nursing programme in 2023  

The  Commissioner added that the Prince Dapo Abiodun's administration  had demonstrated its resolution to foster the standardisation of nursing education by securing collegiate status for its erstwhile Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in 2021, through the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).

"Governor Dapo Abiodun has supported us continually in our resolve to reform the educational aspect of the nursing profession. Our rationale for this reform is founded on the pivotal roles nurses play in healthcare delivery. If we desire the best health outcomes, the schools that produce our nurses must offer nothing but the best form of education", Coker stated 

"This government will continue to ensure that only the best candidates gain admission to the campuses of our College of Nursing in Abeokuta, Ijebu-Ode and Ilaro; and more importantly, only the best students make it through the institutions. This would ensure that our Registered Nurses are highly productive anywhere they work, whether at home or outside the shores of the country", she said.

According to her, only candidates with a minimum of five credits, including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, at not more than two (2) sittings in West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) could apply for the OND/HND Nursing programme, while the UTME subject combination must be Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

She further revealed that successful candidates, who meet the minimum cut-off marks, would be invited for a screening/interview by the College, adding that the high standards which the government had established in recent years would be sustained throughout the admission process.

While warning prospective candidates to be wary of fraudsters, the Commissioner stated further that government no longer conducts sales of entrance examination forms, advising them to visit JAMB website and select any of the three campuses of the College from the listed state Monotechnics.

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