College of Nursing and Midwifery, Kafanchan, will reopen for normal activities as soon as the security committee is satisfied about the security situation in the state, Kaduna Education, Science and Technology Commissioner, Prof Andrew Nok, has said.
Prof Nok, who did not give a definite resumption date of schools closed for a long time, also stated that the ministry was yet to get clearance from security committee to reopen the Kafanchan campus of State University and that of College of Education Gildan-Waya, in Kafanchan.
The Commissioner disclosed this Wednesday, in a press briefing in Kaduna in company of Commissioner of Health and Human Services Ministry, Dr. Paul Manya Dogo.
He said, “I think is very appropriate for me to make certain clarification with respect to College of Nursing and Midwifery, Kafanchan. There has never been any discussion or plans whatsoever, not to the best of my knowledge, that the College of Midwifery Kafanchan will be moved out of Kafanchan to another place. Those that care and asked, we had to inform them about this.
“With respect to the academic activities in the College of Nursing and Midwifery Kafanchan, there have been some activities going on in the school. There was a special request to meet the governor, El-Rufai, and was duly discussed by the security committee to permit certain students to write their examination.
“In the months of March, the final-year students of Midwifery wrote their examination. And in the months of May, a Hospital Final for nursing students, preparing them for their national final examination in September, was conducted.
“And just last Friday, the Preliminary Training School, PTS, students just concluded their examination that will allow us in-depth them, usually done by Nursing and Midwifery Council, was concluded,” he said.
He also stated that “But all this has to be done with special permission from security committee and with additional security being provided for the students to write their examination.”
On Kafanchan campus of Kaduna State University and College of Education, Gildan-Waya, Kafanchan, Nok said “I told you during midweek ministerial briefing, that the two institutions and the College of Nursing and Midwifery’s continuous closure was strictly on account of security concern.
“We have not received clearance yet from security committee that we should go ahead and reopen those institutions. New students were shared and being brought to Kaduna campus to conclude the remaining of the semester to sustain their admission. They have not lost any part of the semester; they will still have their credit.
“We’re making frantic efforts to see this institutions reopen, after all the security issues have being attended,” he maintained, pointing out that JAMB new students admission for the university would soon be worked out.
Dr Dogo then appealed to citizens and students to be patient as serious efforts were being made with security committee to ensure the schools reopen soon.