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Ogun Government Seal College’s Nursing Department Over Illegality

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On Tuesday, 20th February, the Nursing Department of Harvarde College of Science Business and Management Studies in Abeokuta, was sealed up by Ogun State government due to illegal operation.

It was revealed that the institution has not gotten accreditation from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), to offer a degree programme in Nursing Sciences.

Addressing the issue, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Kayode Oladehinde, stated that unauthorized programmes is one of the major factor why we have quacks in the profession, exposing public health to danger.

Speaking further he stated that, the nursing department of the institution will remain sealed untill they get fully accredited, and graduates from institutions who isn’t accredited will be denied license to practice in the Nigeria and in any other country of the world.

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In his words;

“We have discovered that many institutions, including Harvarde College, offer Nursing degrees to unsuspecting students.”

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“Our mission is to clamp down on such institutions because they end up producing quacks in the Nursing profession.”

“This is dangerous for society. Unfortunately, most students are unaware that their time is being wasted”, he said.

Egungwu Chukwuka Benjamin

Egungwu Chukwuka Benjamin also known as, 'Chukaben' is a Nigerian journalist and entertainer. Former reporter Champion Newspaper, Lagos. Paternal SO: Enugu State maternal SO: Anambra State

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