Imo to upgrade nursing school to poly

rochas-okorocha--ALL necessary arrangements have been concluded to upgrade the Imo State College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Amaigbo in Nwangele local council, to a polytechnic, Governor Rochas Okorocha has said.

The governor, who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties, Emma Ibediro, disclosed over the weekend during the school’s 14th matriculation ceremony that the upgrade would be done before the year ends.

To this end, he said, a team of assessors for accreditation from the board of technical education would arrive the institution soon for the accreditation exercise. According to him, all necessary equipment and facilities have been purchased, including state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, to actualise the objective, adding that the certificates received on graduation would equal that from rival institutions after the upgrade.

Okorocha urged individuals and corporate organisations to assist the state with funding to realise the objective.

On her part, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Ijeoma Ekeanyanwu, urged the undergraduates to take advantage of the opportunity and shun vices, stating that government’s free education policy is targeted at children of school age to reduce illiteracy and develop manpower.

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