The Gombe State Government on Thursday says the College of Nursing and Midwifery at Dukku currently under construction has reached 75 per cent completion.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Kennedy Ishaya, told News Agency of Nigeria in Gombe that contract for the construction of the college was awarded in 2015 at the cost of N2.274 billion.
According to him, the state Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, recently inspected the college and gave instruction to the contractor to ensure completion of the project in three months.
The commissioner said when completed, the college would seek full accreditation from National Council of Nursing and Midwifery.
Ishaya said the institution would also have the capacity to admit no fewer than 150 students, noting that “the existing College of Nursing and Midwifery in Gombe can only produce 50 nurses and 50 midwives due to the lack of full accreditation”.
He, however, added that the college might face problem of dearth of lecturers when it finally came onstream, saying state government would seek personnel from both within and outside of the state.
He announced that the General Hospital in Dukku would also be upgraded to improve standards.
Source : Eagle
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