59 Pioneer Students Of Achievers College Of Nursing Sciences, Akure Take Oath Of Matriculation

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By Abiodun Tadese, Akure.

Achievers College of Nursing Sciences, Akure at the weekend matriculated 59 students into the College.

The College is an affiliate with Achievers University, Owo.

The matriculation ceremony, the first of the newly established Institution was held at the College premises, Km 2, Owo-Ado road, Ijapo Housing Estate, Akure.

In her address, the Provost of the College, Prof. Omolola Irinoye said Achievers College of Nursing Sciences, Akure was approved and fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria on October 30, 2023 and the College started operation on November 7, 2023.

She said additional infrastructure will be added to meet the growth need of the College.

“We are set to be pace setting in academics, practice and institutional growth. The College promises to make it a tradition not just run normal academic calendar but also to commence and complete sessions and release result within 30days of completion of examination.”

The College Provost congratulated the first set of matriculating students and charged them to work hard to justify their admission as not all proposed students were admitted.

According to her, “as first set of the college, and the trailblazers, you must work to leave marks as outstanding set for others to follow.”

While delivering her lecture, titled; Nursing: A profession beyond gains, the guest lecturer Dr Mary Idowu Edward, the Ag. Dean Faculty of Nursing, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, said caring is the core value of the Nursing profession and the profession should not only be viewed as an avenue to make money but opportunity to serve humanity through care.

The Chairman of Board and founder of the College, Hon. Dr Bode Ayorinde charged the new students to have passion for caring, as most nurses in various hospitals in Nigeria lack this attribute.

He advised the Students to be diligent and abide by the rules and regulations of the College and any of the students who go against the College rules shall be seriously dealt with.

Dr Ayorinde added that additional infrastructure such as purposed built hostels, auditorium, lecture theatres and much more will be provided.

In an interview with one of the matriculating students, Ayodele Tolulope said he is happy to be one of the first set of students admitted into the college and promised to study hard to become a professional nurse after graduation.

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