Nursing Student Takes Her Life after Ogun Govt Sealed Her Department for Lack of Accreditation

Nursing Student Takes Her Life after Ogun Govt Sealed Her Department for Lack of Accreditation

  • An Ogun varsity student has committed suicide after learning that her course was not accredited for six years
  • A task force from the Ogun state ministry of health and SNMC stormed the Harvarde College of Science, Business and Management Studies in Obada of Abeokuta, the state capital, for accreditation
  • The state's officials sealed the department of nursing in the institution on the grounds that the course had not been accredited for the school for over six years journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Abeokuta, Ogun - A 300-level nursing student of Harvarde College of Science, Business and Management Studies in Obada, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has reportedly taken her life.

Ajoke, who was identified as the victim's name, was said to have killed herself after the report that the government sealed her department because it was not accredited to offer nursing programmes.

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Ogun varsity student killed herself Photo Credit: Dapo Abiodun
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The Ogun state ministry of health and members of the State Nursing and Midwifery Committee (SNMC) shut down the nursing department of the institution for issuing certificates in nursing science for six years without accreditation, Premium Times reported.

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Why Ogun varsity's nursing department was shut

During the enforcement exercise on Tuesday, February 20, the permanent secretary of the state's ministry of health, Kayode Oladehinde, posited that the action of the institution was one of the factors responsible for quackery in the medical profession.

Oladehinde also said such posed threats to the health of the people in the state.

He further revealed that the institution's nursing department would not be opened if it was not accredited.

Serifat Aminu, the acting director of nursing services, who spoke on behalf of Oladehinde, said every nursing degree obtained from the Harvarde College and other similar institutions without being accredited by the NMCN would remain worthless.

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Aminu maintained that graduates from such schools would be denied certification to practice in Nigeria and other parts of the world.

OOU's best-graduating student speaks about her success earlier reported that the Olabisi Onabanjo University's (OOU) best-graduating student, Adegoke Asisat Aderike, disclosed how emotional she was after finishing a 4.9 CGPA.

The Ogun varsity new graduate recounted how challenging it was for her to survive in school following the death of her father fifteen years ago and how she and her siblings were raised by their single mothers.

Asisat, in an interview with revealed six steps she took that contributed to her success while showing her plan for life after school.


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