FCT College Of Nursing To Get Additional Faculty, Lecture Facilities-FCTA

By : Badaru Yakasai

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) will establish new faculty and provide additional lecture facilities in the FCT College of Nursing Sciences, Gwagwalada.

Accordingly, the new faculty and additional lecture facilities are expected to expand the academic horizons of the College to meet its roles of producing quality manpower to upscale the efficiency of healthcare delivery in breadth and width of the Territory.

The FCT Secretary of Health Services and Environment Secretariat, Dr. Adedolapo Fasawe, made this revelation at the second matriculation ceremony of the College.

The College matriculated 98 students into the Basic Nursing programme during the event at the College Campus in Gwagwalada.

Her words: “The authority is very aware of the need to have additional faculty and lecture facility and the FCT Administration is working towards achieving these concerns.”

Fasawe assured that the FCT Administration will continue to provide all that is needed to take the two schools to greater heights in tune with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, through the provision of additional structures and man power in the schools.

She further assured the College of the continued support from the FCT Administration under the leadership of the FCT Minister Barr. Ezenwo Nyeson Wike and pledged the sum of N500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira) for the best graduating student.

In her welcome address, the Director Nursing Services in the FCT Health Services and Environment Secretariat, Mrs. Leo Grace Musa, said the School of Nursing was upgraded to FCT College of Nursing Sciences Gwagwalada by the National Board for Technical Education and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to commence the ND/HND Nursing programme.

She added that the College was also given interim accreditation with an admission slot of 120 students per year.

According to her, the college has also conducted the first Post UTME screening examination for the first set applicants.

Similarly, the Principal, College of Nursing Sciences, Mrs. Demorah Yusuf, advised the new students to conduct themselves with integrity, respect, and professionalism and be punctual in attending all their classes, as well as completing all clinical posting.