EDO State Governor, Mr. Godwin
Obaseki, has maintained that health institutions in the state, such as the
School of Health Technology and the School of Nursing and Midwifery, were
critical to the health reform plans of his administration
The governor, according to a
statement made available to newsmen by his Chief Press Secretary, John Mayaki,
noted that the curriculum of the school of health technology would be reviewed
“so that the students of the institution would be trained and be abreast of
modern advance health technology as well as being able to compete with their
counterparts world over.”
Obaseki, who called for a meeting
with the school authority on Tuesday, directing the management to put to the
school’s challenges in writing, said: “We need to sit down and put down the
problems in the school and discuss them so we can quickly get the school
reopened. This school is very critical to our administration health reform.
At the School of Nursing and
Midwifery, where the governor had also gone to inspect the institution’s
facilities, he maintained that the non-accreditation of the institution would
be addressed, just as he promised that his administration would ensure the
state of facilities in the institutions was improved upon.
The Assistant Director of Nursing
in the school, Mrs. Alex Enunwaonye, who received the governor and his
entourage, said that the school was not in session because its accreditation
had been withdrawn.
While speaking at the School of
Health Technology, the governor said: “We will review your school curriculum so
that it will be in tune with what is attainable in modern health technology
training and practices.”
We will make sure that the state of
the hostel is improved, while we will do something about the clinic next week.
“We will also get the Ikpoba-Okha
Local Government Council to come and build a health centre in the school and
look into the issue of your school fees you complained about,” he said.
The Vice Principal of the State
School of Health Technology, Mrs. Tracy Omorogieva who conducted the governor
on inspection round the various facilities in the school said that present
student population was 250.
She also lamented the
non-functionality of the school health centre, lack of rooms in the hostel for
students as well as infrastructure decay.