Tuesday, 19 May 2015

NKST Schools Of Nursing and Midwifery Bill Passed Into Law by Benue Assembly

The NKST Schools of Nursing and Midwifery bill has been passed into law by the Benue House of Assembly.

The bill was passed into law on Tuesday during plenary session in Makurdi.

The Speaker, Mr Terhile Ayua, during the clause to clause consideration stated that the objectives of the bill included provision of courses of study and training to would be medical practitioners.

Ayua further stated that the institutions would provide avenue for continuing education in the health sector.

According to him, it shall provide rules and conditions for the persons that it shall admit.

He said the institutions would make provisions for research and dissemination of knowledge particularly in the health sector.

The speaker explained that the institutions would award diploma certificates to its graduating students in all courses that it might be offering.

Ayua said that the schools would promote nursing and midwifery in the state.

However, after the clause to clause consideration, the speaker invited the Clerk of the House, Dr Torese Agena, to read the bill for the third time.

The bill was passed into law by the committee of the whole House after the third reading.

The speaker, therefore, commended his colleagues for painstakingly going through the bill from the beginning to the end.

He urged them to sustain the spirit. (NAN)

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