Aminu Dabo College of Health Science and Technology Kano 2018/2019 Admission Form on Sale

Aminu Dabo College of Health Sciences and Technology, Kano (AD-COHST) wishes to inform the general public that sales of 2018/2019 Admission Forms for National Diploma, Professional Diploma and Certificates in Computer and General studies will commence on Monday 23rd July, 2018.


The Programs are as follow;



> ND in Community Health


> ND in Environmental Health Technology


> ND in Health lnformation Management


> ND in Dental Therapy




> Professional Diploma in Community Health Extension Worker (Retraining)


> Professional Diploma in Community Health Extension Worker (CHEW)


> Certificate in Junior Community Health Extension Worker (JCHEW)


> Professional Diploma in Health lnformation Management


> Professional Diploma in Environmental Health Technician


> Combined ND/HND in Environmental Health Technology


> Certificate in Environmental Health Assistant


> Certificate in Pharmacy Technician


> Professional Diploma in Dental Technician


> Professional Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technician


> Professional Diploma in Dispensing Opticianry


> Certificate in Computer and Genaral Studies


Cost of Application Form N9,000:00k only


Interested applicants should visit and make payment of application fee on e-transact Platform at any branch of

1. Unity Bank plc

2. Sterling Bank

3. First Bank or

4. Fidelity Bank, obtain PIN number from the bank and then visit our College website with the PIN and follow the instructions in the application section to complete the form online.


Aminu Dabo College of Health Sciences and Technology as a centre of academic excellence provides for the students higher quality and standard facilities which includes Lecture rooms, Medical laboratories, Dental Demonstration Clinic, Pharmacy Laboratories, ICT Laboratory and Library as well as decent Hostel facility for both male and female students


AD-COHST is one of the leading Private Health lnstitutions in Northern Nigeria accredited by NBTE and other Health Institution Regulatory Bodies and our motto  (HEALTH IS WEALTH)


For further enquiries visit the College at Number 9c Civic Centre Road near Kano Railway Station or contact us at email; or call GSM Num. 09030808334 or 08121117048


Public Relations Officer


Sunday 15th July, 2018

My Frustration with UK NMC on Acceptance of Evidence 2 from African Nurses

Let me speak, may be my anger will go away


I was young but now ive grown up. I had never believed that people could change so easily. I actually thought that rules could only be broken in Africa. I thought UK was class apart.

Sincerely speaking, it was NMC that clearly stated on their website that “If a candidate was trained and examined in English with in the last two years, then they are eligible for registration.” I prepared for CBT for 10 days and crushed it at one sitting. I jubilated, gave a testimony in church, took my friends out and even told them that it was paper work that was left.


Little did i know that I was building a castle in air and my evidence two would become a matter of pleading and discussion.


Rules and rules! Its the NMC that came up with these rules and they better adhere.


My question is, if i have provided all information that i was taught and examined in English, do they think that there is another type of English that is taught in Africa?


Getting band score 7+ doesnt guarantee that someone knows English, some people just cram to pass ielts. They leave me here a Ugandan who has been taught English since i was 3 years up to university and they take someone who has just been trained to pass in 6 month.


Its not easy to pass ielts when you are a scientist especially Reading because, we arent naturally fans of long stories. That means, you cant can pass at one sitting and someone needs huge some of money to travel to OET centre. It would cost more than 2000 dollars plus accommodation.

I ielts test costs 220 dollars, which is a two month salary for an African nurse..


Lol, I dont want to question God for whatever happened but i will trust God of miracle. They wouldnt have told us from day one that evidence 2 isn’t for Africa.

😂😂😂 I feel annoyed with my 100000 village mates and friends who celebrated with me after passing CBT last December.  If God had an office here on earth, i would walk today and go and report NMC😢😢😭😭

Zambia Nursing and Midwifery Council Extension of Publication of 2018 Register

Due to popular demand by the majority of the nurses and midwives for the extension of dates for paying and updating of individual nurse and midwifery practitioner’s registration and/licence records at the General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNCZ), GNCZ wishes to announce the extension of the period for paying and updating of individual practitioner’s registration and/or licence records at GNCZ. Closing date is now 31st July 2018 instead of the earlier announced 11th July 2018.

Consequently, publication of the 2018 licensed Nursing and Midwifery Practitioners, Nursing Colleges and Universities, Nursing Homes and Agencies has been postponed to 15th and 16th August 2018 from the earlier announced 25th and 26th July 2018.

Other details remains the same as earlier on announced.

Therefore, the Council (GNCZ) wishes to urge all defaulting nurses and midwives to take advantage of this extension for there shall be no any other extension. On the other hand, congratulations all nurses and midwives, Nursing and Midwifery Colleges and Universities, Nursing Homes and Agencies who have successfully updated their 2018 registration and/or licence records at GNCZ.

Thank you.

Issued by

Thom D. Yungana

General Nursing and Midwifery Council Zambia 2018 Register Publication

PUBLICATION OF GNCZ REGISTERS: The General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNCZ) has scheduled to publish the Registers (list) of names of Nursing and Midwifery Practitioners with valid 2018 nursing and midwifery professional practicing licences in the National Newspapers as required by the Nurses and Midwives Act No. 31 of 1997. The publication is planned for 25th and 26th July 2018 in the Times of Zambia and Zambia Daily Mail, respectively. Also to be published are Nursing and Midwifery training Colleges and Universities as well as Nursing Homes and Nursing Agencies with the 2018 valid registration certificates and renewed licences.

Therefore, all Nursing and Midwifery practitioners, training institutions, homes and agiencies whose registration and licence records are not updated with the Council (GNCZ) upto now, should do so now; before 11th July 2018. Otherwise, they shall not be among those to be published on 25th and 26th July 2018, and consequently not allowed to practice or offer nursing education and training services in Zambia.

Please take this as official notification.

Thank you.

Issued by

Thom D. Yung’ana

General Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia Free Trade

The General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNCZ) has made headways by exhibiting at the Zambia International Trade Fare (ZITF) for the first time ever. The ZITF which has attracted hundreds and thousands of local and international exhibitors and show goers, respectively, has enabled members of the general public to learn the functions of the Council (GNCZ) including the products and services it offers to nursing and midwifery practitioners, nursing and midwifery training colleges and universities as well as members of the general public.

The GNCZ stand was earlier visited by the Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary (Administration), Dr. Kennedy Malama who congratulated the Registrar, management and staff of GNCZ for what he referred to as “transformed GNCZ” and the good work the Council (GNCZ) was doing in enforcing compliance to nursing and midwifery education, training and practice standards in both public and private nursing and midwifery colleges and universities. Dr. Malama urged the Council to continue with the good works and ensure that standards are fully adhered to, not only in private nursing and midwifery colleges and universities, but also in public (government and faith based and owned) ones.

The GNCZ stand was also visited by the GNCZ Registrar and CEO himself, Dr. Aaron Banda who commended members of the GNCZ management team and staff for the teamwork and hard work being exhibited at all levels of the Council (GNCZ) to the benefit of the nursing and midwifery professions, members of the general public and the health sector as a whole.

Services being offered by GNCZ at the ZITF which started on 27th June 2018 and ends on 3rd July 2018 in Ndola, Copperbelt Province of Zambia, includes issuance of Nurses and midwives professional practicing licences to eligible nurse and midwifery practitioners as well as sale of nurses and midwives approved uniforms, professional badges and other professional accessories.

Also being taught at the GNCZ stand are tips on how the Council (GNCZ) handles complaints from patients, members of the general public as well as nurse and midwifery practitioners themselves. Furthermore, information is being shared concerning requirements for opening of private nursing and midwifery colleges and universities as well as the Council’s role of setting nursing education, training and practice standards as well as enforcing compliance to set standards and what it takes for one to become a professional nurse or a midwife, including the role of a nurse and a midwife in the community and in a clinical setting.

Issued by

Thom D. Yung’ana

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General Nursig and Midwifery Council of Zambia Collaboration with KMTC

Nursing and midwifery professions are international professions and not just national. Therefore, the need for both local and international collaboration to learn, leverage resources and share best practices from one another at both national and international level can not be over emphasised. Against this background the General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNCZ) led by its Registrar and CEO, Dr. Aaron Banda after signing the historical Memoradum of Understanding (MoU) with Amref Health Africa (AHA) at an MoU signing ceremony held at Amref International University (AMIU) on Wednesday 27th June 2018 proceeded to Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), Mathari Campus situated at Mathari Mental Health Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday 28th June 2018, courtesy (sponsorship) of AHA; had a meeting with the teaching faculty and Nursing management staff of KMTC and Mathari Mental Health Hospital, respectively.

Speaking at the meeting, Dr. Banda encouraged the teaching faculty of KMTC to embrace technology and innovation if mental health nursing education, training and practice was to develop and be responsive to modern challenges affecting provision of quality nursing care to patients. He further encouraged the teaching faculty to always strive to work hand in hand with the hospital nursing, medical and administrative management staff if students were to fully benefit from their clinical placement.

Speaking at the same meeting, the Principal for KMTC Mathari Campus, Mrs. Florence Maina, franked by the Principal for KMTC Gatundu Campus, Mr. Mutua Kinyao, expressed happiness to the Zambian delegation for having accepted the invitation through AHA to come and share innovative best practices associated with blended e-learning for pre-service student nurses. She expressed admiration of how Zambia has managed to graduate nurses trained through blended e-learning methodologies and pledged to emulate the innovation which she said was long over due.

At the same meeting, the GNCZ Manager for Education and Training, Mr. Toddy Sinkamba, made a presentation on behalf of the Registrar and CEO, Dr. Banda on e-Learning-the Zambian experience. The well made presentation attracted positive comments from people in attendance and Zambia was commended for being a role model in shaping nursing education and training by the use of technology in Africa.

Issued by:

Thom D. Yung’ana

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Sudanese Man 31, Who Stabbed a Nurse in Israel for not readmitting him Indicted

Oshar Bakhit, a 31 year old Sudanese national in Israel on a tourist visa, charged with stabbing  65-year-old Nurse Rachel Kovo in the stomach, seriously injuring her

A man was indicted Friday for stabbing a nurse in Shmuel Harofe Geriatric Medical Center in the central Israel town of Beer Yaakov, where he had previously been treated.

According to the indictment, 31-year-old Oshar Bakhit, a Sudanese national, entered the hospital on July 2, carrying a knife with a 19-centimeter blade hidden in his pants. Bakhit, who had been a patient in the hospital from January to May, planned to attack one of the staff due to his anger that the hospital would not readmit him.

Ignoring the guard’s call for him to stop, Bakhit allegedly made his way to the nurse’s station. When the guard confronted him, Bakhit drew his knife and threatened him, and the guard fled

Bakhit then allegedly stabbed a nurse, 65-year-old Rachel Kovo, plunging the knife deep into her abdomen. According to the indictment, the nurse grabbed Bakhit’s hand and held on to him to prevent him from stabbing her again.

The guard returned with his pistol drawn and forced Bakhit to drop the knife. He was then overpowered by staff.

Kovo was seriously wounded in the stabbing. She required two operations, was sedated for some two weeks and remains in intensive care.

Bakhit, who is in Israel on a tourist visa, was charged with serious intent to cause injury and with threatening others.

The Health Ministry strongly condemned the attack and ordered security increased at health institutions.

Esti Ayalon Kovo, the daughter of the nurse injured in the attack, spoke then about the need for action.

“Cases such as this should not happen again, and decision-makers must understand that they have an equally important role — to create a culture with zero tolerance for violence. Something has to change,” said Ayalon Kovo.

“She was attacked by a patient who wanted to be hospitalized again. He did not single her out — he hurt her because he was frustrated, because he was angry. I cannot understand it,” she added.

According to a December 2017 report issued by the Health Ministry committee examining the issue, there are more than 3,000 incidents of violence against medical personnel per year, with only 11 percent of them reported to police. Only a small portion of that percentage are ever brought to trial.

In March last year, 78-year-old Asher Faraj doused nurse Tova Kararo at his local HMO clinic in the city of Holon with flammable liquid and set it alight, killing her.
Source: Times of Israel

Ghana Requires 7,000 Specialised Nurses To Meet Medical Care Demand

-Korle-Bu graduates first set of Degree in Preoperative and Critical Care Nursing

Ghana requires not less than 4,000 Critical Care and 3,000 Peri-Operative Nurses (PON) to meet the country’s holistic medical care demand, Dr Kwaku Asante-Krobea, Principal of the School of Peri-Operative and Critical Nursing, Korle-Bu has said.

Dr Asante-Korbea said the global health coverage and other health goals would not be achieved unless Nurses and midwives who make up to 75 per cent of the health sector professionals’ workforce globally were supported and empowered.

‘Nurses and Midwives are often undervalued and we believe we could make a bigger contribution if we are enabled to work to the limit of our competence having acquired specialised education.’

Dr Asante Krobea was speaking at the first graduation ceremony of 50 Peri-Operative and 47 Critical Nurses respectively at Korle-Bu in Accra on Thursday. They were awarded with Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.

Under Peri-Operative Nursing (PON), four students obtained first class, 42 obtained Second Class Upper and four obtained Second Class Lower. Mr Mallet Kojo Gbogblorvor was adjudged the overall best in PON.

Five students also obtained first class in Critical Care Nursing (CCN) while 38 obtained Second Class Upper and four had second class lower. Cecilia Asiama Yeboah was adjudged the overall best student in CCN.

The University of Cape Coast, awarded them with the Degrees certificates.

PON and CCN are specialised nurses who provide quality service and care delivery in operating theatres and intensive units of medical facilities.

Touching on the theme ‘Confronting the challenge of healthcare with Nursing Specialisation: projecting Peri-Operative and Critical Care, ‘ Dr Asante-Krobea said the country could not continue to rely on the skills of more basic skills as against insignificant few specialised skills to achieve appreciable Universal Health Coverage.

He said literature had suggested that clients seeking health care everywhere were safer in the hands of ‘well educated nurses.’

‘If we can apply our skills of actively listening to individuals, getting a sense of their individual needs, constraints and desires, higher education becomes a sine-qua-non.

‘ We need to work on many fronts, and it is only a focus-driven academic preparation that will meet the emerging trend.’

According to him patients’ needs kept changing over time and nurses needed to embrace a strong health promotion approach.

He said currently the World Health Organisation, global health agenda endorsed the rights and privileges’ of all individuals to receive health care information pricelessly if possible.

That agenda, he said imposed a great responsibility on persons who possesses the skill and knowledge to deliver health care information to persons requiring it.

‘Considering the fact that health care information is a right and a privilege, I dare challenge professionals in health care to rise up against the challenge by seeking continuous education.’

Dr Asante Krobea recounted that it was responsibility of government to strengthen and invest in nursing and midwifery for health institutions to have a triple impact of promoting health, advance gender equality and strengthen local economies.

‘The long term goal is to raise the profile of Nursing and Midwifery globally, makes it central to health policy and decision making to ensure that Nurses and Midwives can use their skills, education and training to their full capacity. ‘

Such a positive action from government will engender public confidence in the slowly dying health system,’ Dr Asante-Krobea said.

He therefore appealed to the Ministry of Health to expand the school’s existing infrastructural edifice in order to procure more class rooms, laboratories, electronic libraries staff offices and accommodation.

Dr Asante-Krobea said school was ready to partner with relevant stakeholders to enable staff of the school to build the needed capacity through enrolment in Doctoral Programmes.

‘We still uphold the tenacity to collaborate with some countries in Africa to train their practicing Nurses to acquire specialisation in PON and CCN. This academic year, again, foreign students would be enrolled.”

He announced that school was currently in partnership with the National Blood Service to produce degree-prepared nurses who would work in various capacities within the Service where specialists would be required.

Dr Asante- Krobea was elated that for the past 20 years, the school had produced 1,000 Peri-Operative and Critical Care Specialists in the country.

He congratulated the students bracing the storm through dint of hard work in order to achieve high academic laurels.

Madam Tina Mensah, Deputy Minister of Health in a speech read on her behalf noted that pursuing a specialisation was not only beneficial for career advancement but also for shaping the future of health care system.

The Minister said task of ensuring universal health coverage as enshrined in the SDG’s, required the contribution of specialised nursing.

‘My plea to our graduands is that their impact should be felt by patients. Let clients project you by the testimony they give as a result of the unique services they receive.’

According to her, that would require good interpersonal relationship and good communication and feedback with patients at every point of the health delivery chain.

The Minister further tasked the graduands to practice within the confines of the law and maintain high professional standards at all times.

By Joyce Danso/Gifty Amofa, GNA

Endoscopy Nurses in Ghana Need Formalize Specialized Training – Mr Kpodo

Mr Joel M. Kpodo, Chairman of the Society for Nurses in Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery- Ghana (SNEMIS), has called for the formalisation of the specialised training for nurses in the fields of gastroenterology, endoscopy (Nurse Endoscopists), and minimally invasive surgery.

He said a formal training for nurses would enable them acquire the requisite knowledge, skills, academic and professional qualifications matching international standards.

Mr Kpodo made the call at a three-day third national endoscopy and minimally invasive surgical nursing workshop, ECG reading and basic life support training for nurses and endoscopy staff, held on Friday, in Accra.

The training workshop, on the theme, “Demystifying endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery for safety and efficiency,” entails both didactics and hands-on sessions, which would cover vital areas of the practice, including the roles and responsibilities of the endoscopy nurse, advances in endoscope reprocessing protocols, patient’s pathway in endoscopy, client’s safety in endoscopy, ECG reading and interpretation, and basic life support.

He said endoscopy nursing roles had advanced over the last few years, and today endoscopy nurses were upgrading their skills and qualifications to become nurse endoscopists, bowel scopists, and capsule endoscopy interpreters, lead nurses in therapeutic endoscopy, nurse consultants and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) specialist nurses.

He noted that the diversity of practice in endoscopy challenges and requires the endoscopy nurse today to acquire the needed academic and professional qualifications, and to continually seek continuing professional developments.

“At the moment, the very few of us advocating for this, have had to go for various degrees of training in foreign countries, from our own pockets, and sometimes supports from some foreign agencies.”

Mr Kpodo said some factors that were affecting the development of endoscopy included, lack of interest and training, lack of exposure, high cost of equipment, cost of procedure, infection control, complications sedation safe handling of equipment among others.

“Lack of government support, insufficient cash flow, lack of equipment in many government hospitals, endoscopy not covered by the national health insurance scheme, little investment in the training of specialists’, high import tariff on equipment and machines, are some of the challenges facing the endoscopy in Ghana.”

He said the ramifications of the roles of the endoscopy nurse were considerable, yet their contribution was often undervalued by colleagues and some managers of some health institutions, saying, it was unsafe and virtually impossible to effectively run any endoscopy service without a well-trained and efficient endoscopy nurse.

“We need to accept that, lots of wrong things have been done over the years to the point that it has become a norm, but all must come on board to tackle the issue with a conscious and deliberate effort to right the wrong.”

Mr Kpodo appealed to the government to work out immediate plans for regulations and accreditation for the numerous endoscopy centres mushrooming as well as the healthcare professionals performing the various procedures.

Dr Kweku Asante Krobea, President, Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, said an endoscopy is a procedure that allows qualified health practitioners to view the inside of a person’s body.
He said the universal health coverage and the global goals would not be achieved unless nurses and midwives who make up to 75 percent of the health sector professional workforce globally are supported and empowered to become advanced practitioners.

He said Ghana has had its fair share of the challenges imposed on its health agenda by the growing global burden of diseases necessitating innovations aimed at the creation of opportunities for health professionals to grow their knowledge.

Dr Asante Krobea said everyday thousands’ of children and adults die needlessly because they do not receive basic life-saving interventions that are often locally available but are simply not provided due to indecision, delays, misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment.

He explained that it is more important to define the field of endoscopy and get it more grinded into the health care practice, urging the nurses in their quest to reverse the trend not to be relentless in their efforts and not to disappoint the good people of Ghana.

SNEMIS – Ghana is a society of nurses in endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery, which was put together to unite as a body engaged in any capacity in the fields of endoscopy or minimally invasive surgical nursing.

It is aimed at advocating for safe and effective practice, advancing the science and practice of endoscopy and minimally invasive surgical nursing through education, training and re-training, research, advocacy, and collaboration.

It is also to promote the professional development of its members in an atmosphere of mutual support, and continually collect information, establish guidelines for future professionals and expand specialized educational opportunities.


Why We Need More Men in Nursing By Nurse Ikechukwu Ogbu

Following the most recent manifestation of mental illness demonstrated by Dr. Ajibola of the A&E unit, Ondo State Trauma and Surgical centre who had poured wound irrigation fluid on a licensed and practising nurse, one could be tempted to question the fabrics on which the medical ethics in Nigerian healthcare industry is woven. This was not long after the hopeless idiot, Dr. Emmanuel Okolo of Awoyaya Hospital and Maternity centre, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos meted out a severe beating on a nurse assisting him. You see, there are many mad men on dangling stethoscopes. But the point is that a given specie is always their prey: the female nurses. This is what has beaten my emotion and reason below the belts!

There is no civil or moral justification to amend the act of laying an inimical hand, or even, a blazing tongue upon a fellow caregiver. The barbaric of this is that it often happens in the presence of patients/clients. However, this is obtainable in Nigeria where such school as Bishop Shanahan Hospital Nsukka (among others) would cast a heaving gap, an intimidating gap between the number of females and males to be admitted into General Nursing in the school. Imagine a school admitting only 3, 4 or at most, 5 men into their school among 45 females or more. This is happening in this current era.

Amidst the unscrupulous and jarring attitudes of some doctors on the ward, I have never heard of a male nurse receive such a brutal treatment from a doctor. Men, no doubt, have always gained more respect than their female colleagues. It is no way by male chauvinism, but by the dexterities of manhood; nay, courage, boldness and professionalism. Men question many things and cannot be controlled like a helpless she-goat that is been paraded for sale at Eke-Ozzi market. It’s just baffling that some private hospitals in Lagos, Abuja and other big cities do not recruit male nurses again. As some of them could be as a result of religious fanaticism, extremism and or, mere human stupidity, a good number of them are afraid of men who would come and change a status quo or make a paradigm shift, or even challenge them. Some doctors will not recruit them in their private hospital because they are afraid that such male nurses will gain more ground than they in their own hospital.

However, for the Nursing profession in Nigeria to gain an aggrandized standard, men who are ready to make exploits, both in the brains and in courageous character must be involved. Open wide doors for male aspirants in Nursing schools. Enough of all these girly and fragile manners of nurses. A staunch nurse tutor, Mr. Gold A. relates this fragility and exaggerated obedience of nurses to what he called “Early Childhood Experience” whereby they (student nurses) were treated like Secondary school kids: learning how to open doors for doctors and assisting them do their own duties. This is jaw-breaking! Bullshit!

We do not know who we are probably because we do not also know what we have evolved. We have been enjoying the legal status of “Profession” since 1981 that the Industrial Arbitration Panel awarded us that status. It means we are solely a standardized body and profession whose practice is not fully dependent on another profession, but rather, a complement to other professions which ought to be reciprocated by compliments too. Nursing is never an adjunct of medicine, neither is it an auxiliary. The two professions are parallel; they do not meet. They only rub minds (not shoulders) when the attainment of a therapeutic stardom is inevitable.

I think, in a way, women contribute to a greater percent of our problems. Women, especially these menopausal matrons lazing around with big hips and ancient brains. They should not be made to head units. Clinical expertise is not by age, experience nor political influences and affluence. It is simply by skills and proficiency which is not always gotten by many years of experience. Look at these two categories of mentality now. The White ask: “What can you offer?” The Black ask: “How many years of work experience do you have?”

This is a clarion call. We must wake up. The best way is not by seeking to travel abroad and develop the already developed countries. The best way is standing up and standing out, and eventually standing tall in the very vocation where we are called to serve humanity.

Culled, with minimal edition from: Ogbu, I (2018): A Dangling Stethoscope. Enugu: Timex Enterprises.