Updated: Nursing Council Approves 250 Admission Quota For Achievers University As Institution Inducts 194 Nurses

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria says it has approved an increment in the admission quota from 175 to 250 for Nursing programme at Achievers University, Owo.

The Council Registrar, Dr Faruk Umar Abubakar disclosed this on Thursday at the induction ceremony for 194 Nursing graduates of the University into the Nursing profession.

Dr Abubakar noted that the management of Achievers University as led by Dr Bode Ayorinde has invested a lot in the development of the Nursing Programme, hence, the need to encourage the institution.

He further enjoined the new inducted nursing graduates to uphold the code of ethics of the nursing profession.

Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Omolola Irinoye disclosed that the first set of Master of Science graduates of the institution are due for presentation at the convocation ceremony holding on Saturday, December 9, 2023.

She informed the audience that Achievers University College of Nursing and Midwifery has now opened in Akure, the Ondo State capital, while admission is currently ongoing.

The Induction lecture titled, “The burden of psychoactive substances in mental health promotion and care. The Role of nurses in Local, National, and International contexts,” was delivered by Prof Joseph Aina from Babcock University.

Prof. Aina admonished the new nursing graduands to always prioritize the wellbeing of their patients.

In his closing remarks, the Pro Chancellor and Council Chairman of Achievers University, Dr Bode Ayorinde thanked the Nursing and Midwifery Council Registrar, Dr Abubakar for counting the institution worthy of a new admission quota of 250.

According to him, the new faculty of nursing science building will be commissioned on Friday, December 8 by the nursing council registrar.

He announced that the University will retain those who are interested in academics by giving them scholarship from Masters to Doctor of Philosophy level.

Meanwhile, Dr Ayorinde in a terse message obtained by Precision Online Newspaper further announced that the embargo placed on admission into the nursing programme has been lifted.

“Consequent upon the increase in the University admission quota, the embargo placed on admission of more students into the Nursing Science programme is here lifted.New students to be admitted will join the 2nd stream of students to resume on 8th January 2024,” he said.

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