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By Donald Ojebo
The entrance examinations for prospective students seeking admission into the State’s Schools of Nursing and Schools of Midwifery has been adjudged to be peaceful and a success.
The Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye made this known over the weekend during the monitoring of the entrance examination for prospective students into the nursing and midwifery schools respectively held at the premises of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba.
The Commissioner who was represented by Mrs. Gloria Igumbor, Director, Nursing Department in the Ministry said that due to the important role Nurses and Midwifes play in the society, standards must not be compromised in order to have the right caliber of persons whose jobs entails saving lives.
He expressed satisfaction over the orderly manner the students and supervisors of the examination conducted themselves while the exercise lasted saying ‘it was free of acts of examination malpractice.
“This competitive examination was borne out of the fact that there are limited spaces available in our schools and to fill these spaces there is the need to select the best students, and also the examination is to prove if the students have the aptitude to successfully complete the programme” the Commissioner explained.
“Nursing profession is not for never-do-well but for persons who have undergone rigorous and thorough educational and clinical training and have passed required professional examinations”.
He said that there are very few training pathways to attaining the status of a professional Nurse and these include the schools of Nursing and schools of Midwifery which accounts for stiff competition involved in securing admission to pursue a career in nursing.
However the Commissioner condemned the unfortunate incident that occurred in the premises where two male adults were seen filming the exercise without permission and when accosted by the officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) drafted to the venue to provide security led to a scuffle between them and the security officers.


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