Coco-Bassey Esu|6 April 2017
The school of nursing Itigi recently had her third Convocation Assembly in the school premises at Abi Local Government Area of the State where 105 Nurses graduated.
In his speech the principal of the school, Sir Chief Aji E. Eko KSJ, welcomed all the guests to the venue and thanked the state government and developing partners for their efforts in the provision of equipments, training materials and mobility whilst urging them to do more in their capacity in terms of employment. He further urged the graduands to be good ambassadors of the school and do their bit to raise the standard of the nursing profession.
"For the graduating staff nurses, the school has really moulded you to meet up with international best practices. Ensure that nothing deleterious to the health of the client would be carried out by you as enshrined in the oath of professional conduct you shall take.
For the Government, kindly provide these graduates with employment as nurses are in short supply in the state and are thus endangered species to bridge the gap created by death, attrition and retirements.
Finally, I thank all present for this opportunity and crave your indulgence to bear with us in whatever shortcomings we may have while wishing you a momentous stay with us and a pre – conceived Eldorado as we hope to make your stay with us captivating." – Sir Chief Aji E. Eko KSJ.
In her response the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Mrs Inyang Asibong, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr Joseph Bassey, congratulated the graduating staff nurses and applauded the school's management for their efforts in moulding them. The commissioner urged the nurses to be trail blazers in their future endeavors and be very professional. She assured the administration of Sen Prof Ben Ayade will continue to take steps to ensure all the schools nursing in the state maintain their international standards.
A total of 105 students graduated while the 21 outstanding students between November 2014 and November 2016 academic sessions were presented with awards of merit by the State Director of Nursing Services, Barr Christy Ekpe.
The event was under the distinguished chairmanship of Com. Dr Thomas Ulakom Igbang, Hon Dr Ekpo Bassey, Guest of honour, Dr. Mrs Margaret Armon with other dignitaries in attendance across the State.
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