By CrossRiverWatch Admin
Dr. Janet Ekpeyong, the Cross River State Commissioner of Health has inaugurated the Governing Council Chairmen and Principal Officers of Colleges Of Nursing/Midwifery Sciences Calabar and Obudu.
The event which was held at the Cross River State Ministry of Health Office, in Calabar, the State capital witnessed the introduction, familiarization, and inauguration of the Chairman of Governing Council, Provosts, and Registrars of the two newly approved Colleges in the State.
Speaking, the State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Janet Ekpenyong congratulated the newly appointed officers stating that it is a testament to their hard work and track records of selfless services and achievements over the years, charging them to carry that selflessness and dedication into their new role.
Dr. Janet thanked Governor Ben Ayade for swiftly considering the approval of these appointments, and all his effort towards ensuring that these colleges are fully berthed and work towards the accreditation of the institutions.
The Commissioner charged the officers to work assiduously on ensuring they achieve and meet the accreditation status by the National Board Of Technical Education (NBTE) and Nursing and Midwifery Council Of Nigeria (NMCN) which is billed to close in 2023.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Pauline Obute said the development will start the process towards the institutions attaining the full status of awarding ND/HND degrees in Nursing/midwifery Sciences to Cross Riverians as well as Nigerians seeking to take this career path.
The inaugurated officers are, Dr. Christy Ekpe Essien as the Chairman Governing Council, Calabar and Mrs. Mary Otumonye Esuku Chairman Governing Council, Obudu.
Also amongst those inaugurated were Dr. Victoria Undeshi, as Provost Nursing/Midwifery Sciences Obudu, Mrs.Joy Nelson Obeten as Provost Nursing/Midwifery Sciences, Calabar, Mr. Ojong Umagu Woda, Registrar College of Nursing/Midwifery Sciences, Calabar and Mrs. Dorathy Njijie Afu, Registrar College of Nursing/Midwifery Sciences Obudu.
Responding on behalf of the appointees, Dr. Victoria Undeshi, the Provost College Of Nursing/Midwifery Sciences, Obudu, thanked the Commissioner for her warm reception, whilst recanting the efforts of the government to revamp the nursing schools which were closed down, and now has succeeded in adding two additional colleges to the one in Itigidi.
Dr. Undeshi promised that all hands will be on deck to ensure things work effectively to meet the deadline date for gaining full accreditation status for the institutions.