WCEA CPD Courses for Nigerian Nurses To Renew License

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria in conjunction with World Continuing Education Alliance has introduced a new fees of #10,000 for it CPDs according to a circular released yesterday by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. Below is the content of the circular:

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has revised the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the WCEA on the provision of online CPD courses for Nigerian registered nurses and Midwives. In the light of that, the Board of the NMCN at its 58’1′ meeting has approved as follows;

1. From 1st January, 2023 all WCEA CPD courses will attract a subscription fee of ten thousand naira (N10,000) for nurses and midwives in Nigeria and fifty dollars (50 dollar) for those in diaspora, per 3 credit units (30 hours) of a three-year cycle.

2. For Nurses and Midwives in Nigeria, 6 credit units of CPD are required, one of which must be MCPDP. while WCEA is an option for only 3 credit units.

3. All Nurses and Midwives registered with NMCN in Diaspora, renewing their licences without MCPDP certificates or other approved NMCN CPD’s (e.g. NANNNA conference) would be required to complete 3 credit units on the WCEA platform before renewing such licences.

 4. All payment options approved in Nigeria are available for payment on the WCEA platform e.g. Cards, USSD, Bank transfer, Cash deposit, etc.

5. Please note that the fees quoted above exclude tax, transaction charges and VAT.

6. Please, bring the content of this circular to all concerned.

Thank you for your contributions to promoting and maintaining excellence in Nursing Education and practice.


Faruk Umar Abubakar PhD, RN, FWACN

Secretary – General / Registrar 

57,000 nurses left Nigeria in five years – NANNM

The President of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Michael Nnachi, said over 57,000 nurses have migrated from Nigeria for greener pastures abroad within a period of five years spanning from 2017 to 2022.

Nnachi, who disclosed this in an interview with our correspondent, attributed the migration of nurses to poor working conditions, poor remuneration, amidst overwhelming workload.

He said efforts by the federal government to address brain drain in the health sector are moving at a snail’s pace.

“The critical reduction in the workforce of health workers is alarming, and I’m afraid that if nothing is done, the challenges will be enormous in the health sector.

“I’m aware that even as the government is trying to address the issue, because they are also touched, efforts being made are at a snail’s pace. The nurses are leaving in droves. It is very critical because the doctors and nurses are critical to any health facility.

“Looking at the rate they are leaving, the available workforce is dropping, and it is creating a huge workload on the remaining workforce, particularly the nurses, and those who are available are stressed.

“If you’re looking at the numbers, over 57,000 nurses have left over this period, and they are moving out on a weekly basis.

“The figure is from 2017 to date because in 2017, the situation continued and was not noticed, not until a point when some people started complaining about the condition of the service.

“As we speak, some people are preparing in one form or another to leave, either for Canada, the UK, Australia, the Philippines, or Saudi Arabia.”

The NANNM President said for the teeming population of over 200 million Nigerians, there is only one nurse for every 1,660 patients.

“According to the WHO, we have what we call a critical situation or critical state, so there is meant to be one nurse for every four patients. In some situations, you may have one nurse to five patients. Under normal conditions, one may have one nurse for eight or 10 patients.

“The concern is that care has to be qualitative, but as they are leaving, there is an increase in the workload, so if I tell you that it is one nurse to 60 or 80 patients, it might be modest.

“But if you’re looking at the statistics of Nigeria, it is one nurse to 1,660 patients, looking at the population of Nigeria. So, where will the quality care come from?”

Source: Punch Newspaper

Gateway to Nursing in North America by King’s College London

King’s College London course aimed to help UK trained Nurses to meet the Education requirement of US standard has been closed down. The course, Gateway to Nursing in North America course is for qualified Registered Adult Nurses, educated in the UK, who wish to work in the United States was closed down in 2019.

The course among other offered practical clinical experience ·and helps UK educated Nurses to meet their defficiencies which will allow them to write the NCLEX exam. NCLEX prepartion was included in the program.

How Anambra state runs over 638 PHCs with 150 nurses, midwives

Kamelita Onyeka is a public health nurse and officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Otuocha Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State.

She supervises two other employees – a laboratory technician and a midwife – engaged under the revived Midwives Service Scheme (MSS), courtesy the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF).

Despite the deployment of the young midwife, Kamelita still feels overburdened with the workload at the facility.

As the OIC, I stay in this facility from Monday to Friday every week. It is difficult for me to take a leave. Even when I go home on weekends, calls keep coming for my attention. It’s too demanding,” shesaid.

At a point, she was compelled to engage another unemployed midwife, who she pays from her salary. She added,

I don’t want to kill myself. I engaged her so that when I am not there, she will relieve me. I came back just yesterday night and already, they are calling me now, telling me that somebody is in labour.

The midwife I employed to assist is there, but they don’t want her to take the delivery. The husband of the woman will not let me rest.”

When Radio Nigeria asked Kamelita why she kept mute about the poor attitude of the new government-employed midwife to the job, Kamelita replied “she keeps begging me not to tell anybody,” was her response, adding,
“but the truth is it looks like she is working somewhere else. She comes in, at most, three times a month.

Kamelita’s testimony about the new midwife is in tandem with Radio Nigeria’s findings in some other health centres.

All the OICs this reporter spoke with chorused about how the assistants do not take the job seriously.

One, who wished to remain anonymous, said she agreed to an arrangement with the newly posted midwife that she can come to work two days a week.

Let me just tell you the truth, most of them, if not all, work elsewhere with private hospitals. We reached an agreement with the one here. She comes only on Mondays and Wednesdays. She was here yesterday and will be here tomorrow.

She works somewhere in Awka. I can’t really blame her because we, the OICs, who earn more than N100,000 every month, are complaining that it is not enough, how much more someone receiving N30,000. And most of
them are married,
” she explained.

The midwife deployed to the Isuaniocha PHC, Chidinma Alike, left the job less than one year after her engagement. She said she could no longer cope with the “pittance” she was getting from the scheme.

Chidinma is a mother of two and in her late twenties. She is one of the 60 midwives engaged in 2021. Radio Nigeria sought to ascertain the reasons behind her decision.

The remuneration is very poor. I am a registered nurse and midwife. I have the two certificates. Someone that has a family is being paid N30,000 in the Nigeria of today and you have to work the whole of the week. It was taking much of my time. If the pay is good, we can say no problem, it is worth it,” she responded.

Chidinma has just been replaced with another midwife, Chinemelum Muogbo, who resumed work in early October.

The problem of workload is a common tale across PHCs visited in Awka North, Aguata, Anambra East, Ogbaru and Onitsha South local government areas.

At Ula PHC, Ekwulobia in Aguata local government area, the OIC, Roseline Nwankwo had been awake throughout the night preceding the visit by the reporter. She was attending to Chinemerem Obi, a heavily pregnant woman, whose bundle of joy arrived a few hours before the visit.

Roseline spoke on her challenges.

I am the OIC and the only government staff at that facility. The lady you met there is a volunteer. It is not easy at all. I do almost everything:  immunization, ante-natal, delivery and so on. That is why I engaged a volunteer.”

With an impression that the reporter was from the BHCPF, Roseline passionately appealed for more hands to ease the workload on her.

Please, I need more staff. You people should send us more before somebody dies here,” she pleaded.

However, the story is heartwarming at Mgbakwu PHC, Awka North, where a nursing mother, Esther Nwune, testified to the impact of the deployment of a midwife to the facility.

I have been coming to this facility since 2014. But I have been seeing positive changes since 2021,” Esther enthused.

Comparing her delivery experience in 2014 with that of her sister recently, Esther submitted that the difference was clear,

That time, the nurses here were very careless, doing things as they wanted. But, now, the midwife here is very wonderful. She is friendly and empathetic. She is really doing well.”

The OIC of the facility, Virginia Nduka, was equally full of accolades for the midwife.

The Basic Health Care Provision Fund posted a midwife before I came last year. It makes a lot of difference during delivery and antenatal care. The woman helps us a lot. It is a relief to me,” Virginia said.

20 Mothers Lost in 6 Months

Anambra State though adjudged the best in terms of maternal mortality in the South-East region, has lost 20 pregnant women to various birth-related complications between January and June 2022. The development was hinged on the fact that a good number of women still patronize quacks for ante-natal and child delivery.

A consultant community physician at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Dr Chinomnso Nnebu, advised residents against patronizing prayer houses for antenatal care.

Some faith-based organizations will keep pregnant women in and be praying for them instead of advising them to go to the hospital. Faith works but faith without work is dead,” Nnebu said.

We need to educate pregnant women to stop giving birth in prayer houses because those places cannot manage pregnancy complications,” he warned.

With Dr Nnebu’s warning , many citizens of the state believe that the pitiable conditions of most primary
health centres, especially in the five selected local government areas, leaving the locals with no option but to embrace other alternatives.

A community leader in Mmiata-Anam, Matthias Ameke said the state government was culpable:

The health centres do not have the necessary facilities. Also, they are grossly understaffed. The workers are generally under-trained. They don’t even know what to do. All these discourage patronage of public health centres.”

MSS Poorly Implemented

The Midwives Service Scheme (MSS) came into being in 2009 to reduce maternal mortality and as one of the initiatives targeted at fast-tracking the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Latest figures showed that Nigeria had so far recorded maternal mortality rate of 917 per 100,000 live births in 2022, while infant mortality rate was 56.220 deaths per 1000 live births, showing a 2.57 per cent decline from 2021 when the infant mortality rate was 57.701 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Also, in 2022, the mortality rate of infants aged under a year in the country is at 56.68 per cent, signifying about 56 deaths of children under the age of one year per 1,000 live births.

This, in the view of many respondents, is because the scheme has not been efficiently implemented to achieve its lofty objectives. Ideally, MSS is meant to engage newly graduated midwives, the unemployed and the retired ones for a period of one year in rural areas, where the rate of maternal mortality is higher.

Under the scheme, four of such facilities with the capacity to provide basic essential obstetric care are clustered around a secondary care facility with the capacity to provide comprehensive emergency obstetric care. This is to further increase the chances of survival for any endangered woman and her unborn baby.

Unfortunately, before the recent recruitment of 85 nurses and midwives by the agency, the MSS was a forgotten scheme in the state.

MSS was functional around 2019 to my knowledge. But with this basic health, I know the agency employed about 60 midwives,” Ijeoma Onuora, a staff nurse, midwife and OIC, Aguata PHC, Ekwulobia, stated.

The MSS, despite being a collaboration among the three tiers of government to improve maternal and child health indices in rural Nigeria, the case in Anambra does not reflect this ideal because the state government is yet to show financial commitment to enhance sustainability. The story is worse for the local governments, which are currently undemocratically administered and can hardly embark on any capital intensive project apart from salary payment.

Poor Remuneration of Professionals

Apart from the negative impacts the meagre monthly stipend paid to those engaged under the MSS have on the scheme, the general poor remuneration of nurses and midwives in the employ of Anambra State
government is another discouragement.

Okwudilichukwu Udeze, a Staff Nurse Midwife recruited in 1982, feels unfulfilled three years to her retirement.

“Somebody who is about to retire, you don’t have a place you can call your own house, even if it is two-bedroom. They are not paying us well. That is the reason our colleagues are running abroad.

“One of the persons I graduated with went to the US and every time she calls I would always tell her my father is not well, I could not leave him that time. Now, it is too difficult for me to go
,” Okwudilichukwu, who currently heads Saint Monica Anglican PHC, Onitsha, lamented.

Maternal Mortality Reduction a Mirage without Midwives

Midwives are considered critical to the smooth and efficient running of primary health centres, as well as governmental efforts to drastically reduce child and maternal mortality.

“The aim of MSS will be defeated if you don’t have qualified and competent midwives handling deliveries and antenatal care at the PHCs,” IfeyinwaMesigo, a Chief Nursing Officer, maintained.

Ifeyinwa shed further light, “A PHC should have midwives to handle ante-natal and deliveries. Not all labour is meant for a midwife. We were trained to attend to normal labour. As a matter of fact, a midwife is not supposed to deliver a woman who carries her first pregnancy. But, most of them come to PHCs”

“A midwife knows when to refer the expectant mother when the baby is still okay to increase the chances of survival. You have a live mother and a live baby. But, the untrained ones don’t know all these. They just want to prove to the clients that they know what they are doing.”

Despite the availability of skilled birth attendants at MSS facilities, women still deliver at home in some parts of the country.
These are true reflections of the realities in Anambra State, where women, especially those residing in rural communities as mentioned earlier, still prefer traditional birth attendants.

More Midwives Will Be Recruited – Government

Efforts to get the reaction of the Executive Secretary of the Anambra State Primary Health Care Development Agency (ASPHCDA), Dr Chioma Ezenyimulu, to various issues raised, especially the unsustainable way
of implementing MSS in the state, did not yield positive results.

Several calls put across to her on three different days (September 7, 19 and 26, 2022) were ignored as she did not pick nor return them. Three SMS messages were equally sent, stating the purpose of seeking her reaction. She never responded to any of them.

They were followed up with another whatsApp message on the same September 26, at 6.30pm, reminding her of the previous messages and calls. She read the message as indicated by the two blue marks on the app, but, there was no reaction from her until the time of filing this report.

However, Dr Ezenyimulu had in previous interviews acknowledged that the BHCPF part being used to engage midwives under the revived MSS is bringing succour to the benefiting PHCs, while the massive recruitment
promised by the state government is being awaited.

Strengthening that position, the Anambra State Commissioner for Health, DrAfamObidike, reiterated to Radio Nigeria the commitment of the present administration to addressing the manpower gap in the health sector of the state.

As I told you earlier, we shall recruit staff into our primary health centres when we are done with the job interviews we are conducting to fill the vacancies in the general hospitals. The general hospitals are also short-staffed.

We are aware of where there is gap and we shall fill the gaps with the recruitments to be done immediately we are done with the general hospitals,” DrObidike assured.

As gratifying as the assurance by the commissioner sounds, it is not clear if the recruitment will be able to address the acute shortfall in the manpower strength of these PHCs, especially regarding nurses and midwives.

For instance, if the recommendation of four midwives per facility, as prescribed by the 2006 Minimum Ward Health Care Package for Primary Health Care is adhered to, the state, currently with a total of 152 nurses and midwives, needs to recruit over 3,000 nurses and midwives to effectively cover all its 638 primary health centres.

Will the much-anticipated recruitment absorb this number of nurses and midwives at the expense of other professionals? This is a question only the state government can answer.

Moreover, Eunice Obi, the OIC, Amansea PHC, is indifferent to the hues and cries about shortage of nurses and midwives.

They have trained some of us, who are not certified nurses, to take safe deliveries and we are doing it effectively. That is why I am not bothered much about the deployment of midwives. Nurses and midwives are necessary. But some of us are effectively filling the gaps,” Eunice asserted.

One of the previous initiatives of government targeted at reducing child and maternal mortality, especially in under-served communities is task-shifting to Community Health Workers (CHEWs). However, while task-shifting has undoubtedly offered a cost-effective expansion of the overall human resources for health (HRH) pool, skilled birth
attendance offered by the midwives will help to reduce the burden of maternal mortality. It will also help to improve utilization of services by women in the affected localities.

According to findings, the last massive recruitment of nurses and midwives into the local government system in Anambra State was in 2004, under the administration of Dr Chris Ngige. However, the total of 400 employed then has been reduced to 152.

Some retired, some died, some have left for greener pastures. Every year, government does little employment into secondary health care, leaving unattended-to the primary healthcare system that should be invested in,” Comrade Edith Onwuka, Anambra State chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, explained.

Towards Effective MSS Implementation

Proffering solutions to the problem, Comrade Onwuka recommended regularizing those engaged under MSS into the state civil service.

Even these people recruited into the MSS under the umbrella of BHCPF are still receiving N30,000 in the Nigeria of today. They will not all stay. If they want the MSS to flourish, the government should regularize those employed under the scheme into the state civil service.

In total, they have employed 85, but I don’t know how many of them are remaining because the state government is still not augmenting the N30,000.

We are also pushing for the state government to start paying rural posting allowance to those under regular civil service so that they will agree to go to rural areas to serve,” Onwuka said.

For the Programme Manager, Justice, Development and Peace/Caritas (JDPC), Nnewi, OnyekachiOlolo, the Federal Government should not allow the state governments to frustrate its good intentions with the MSS.

I advise that the Federal Government should not wait for the states. The Federal Government should take the issue of these MSS midwives seriously. Give them what is due to them from the Salary, Wages and Income Commission. Scale them appropriately so that they can stay,” Ololo appealed.

How To Become a Registered Nurse In Jamaica without IELTS

Jamaica is becoming a centre of attention of late for Nurses from all over the world as Nurses who are registered in Jamaica can migrate to the UK without sitting for the dreaded IELTS Exam. In this article I am going to take you through the process of Nurse registration with the Nursing Council of Jamaica.


According to the Jamaica Nursing Council, below are the requirements for Nurse registration in Jamaica:

  1. Application letter stating type of registration required. (All correspondence should be addressed to The Registrar at the address stated below)

The Nursing Council of Jamaica, Nurses and Midwives Act, 1964
50 Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 5
Telephone (876) 926-6042, 960-0823
Email: nurs@cwjamaica.com

  1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae (stating your professional qualifications and detailed working experience as a nurse/midwife since graduation.
  2. Certified copy of birth certificate.
  3. Certified copy of marriage certificate (if applicable).
  4. Certified copy of your current nursing and/or midwifery licence(s) with expiry dates.
  5. Certified copy of your nursing and/or midwifery certificates/diploma/degree.
  6. Two (2) certified identical passport sized photographs (about 35x45mm).
  7. Official copy of Transcript of basic nursing and/or midwifery training. If transcript is in English, it is to be sent directly from the school(s) of training to the Council. If not in English, applicants should have their training transcript translated by an official agency such as Language Training Centre located at 31 Half Way Tree Road and then submit it to the Council
  8. Two (2) current professional reference letters (preferably from your nursing and/or midwifery supervisors with whom you have worked or are working. These must be signed, dated and sent directly to the Council by the referees.
  9. Processing Fee of US $60.00 or Jamaican equivalent for each licence being processed.
  10. A Jamaican Tax Registration Number (TRN)
  11. If application is approved, a registration fee of US $100.00 or Jamaican equivalent for each licence being registered.
  12. After you have been registered a Registration Certificate and Letter which bears your registration number will be given.
  13. A licence will be given which will be valid for two (2) years after which thirty (30) hours of continuing education hours will be required for re-licencing; that is, twenty-five (25) nursing/midwifery hours and five (5) non-nursing hours.
  14. Application form RGN-Trained-abroad.pdf (ncj.org.jm)

How to Obtain TRN

  1. Visit the Tax Administration of Jamaica website at www.jamaicatax.gov.jmSelect forms from the menu near the top of the page – just below the logoScroll down to TRN in the drop down menu, Select and download Form 1:  
    Application For Taxpayer Registration Number (Individuals).
  2. Complete, sign and mail the form with a notarised copy of your ID to:
     Taxpayer Registration Centre
    Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) 
    12 Ocean Boulevard 
    Kingston Mall 

TRN is not issued to a third party, you must download the application from the website and have it completed, signed and mailed with a notarised copy of your ID. Notarized copy of your international passport and driving license should be ok. Once a TRN has been assigned, the number will be e-mailed to you and a card will be sent by regular mail to your address in your country.

The entire process can take 4-6 months depending on how fast you send all the document requested and how fast you respond to more document request. Your license will be issued and you will be notified.

After successfully getting a job in Jamaica, you can then migrate to Jamaica and start working. After working as a Nurse in Jamaica for one year, you will automatically qualified for English waiver from UK Nursing and Midwifery Council so you can then begin your processing without much stress

Kenyan Nurse Wins $250,000 Aster Guardian Global Nursing award

Anna Qabale Duba, a Kenyan nurse, has won the coveted Aster Guardian Global Nursing Award.

Ms. Qabale, from Marsabit county, won $250,000 after defeating nine other contestants in Dubai.

She was chosen by an outstanding grand jury from among the 10 finalists chosen from a pool of 24,000 nomination nurses globally.

At the event, the other nine finalists were also awarded monetary prizes.

Ms. Qabale told the Nation on Thursday that she was overjoyed to have won the prize against notable competitors, some of whom were far more experienced and educated than her.

“My win has proved to me that I’m doing amazing work and makes me feel that my dreams are valid and headed for even some greater victories,” she said.

Ms. Qabale was feted in Dubai at a ceremony held in commemoration of International Nurses Day.

Adorned in cultural regalia, she received the award from Sheik Ahmed Saeed Al Maktoum, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority Chairman and Executive Chief of Emirates Airline.

“This victory is indeed for my country Kenya, my continent Africa and all the girls back in the villages of my home county, Marsabit,” Ms. Qabale added.

She was chosen as the winner among the other nominees after impressing the prestigious grand jury with her passionate dedication to the disadvantaged girls in Marsabit county.

The Aster Guardian International Nursing Award was established in 2021 to recognize the unwavering and selfless humanitarian service provided by nurses worldwide.

Ms. Qabale hopes to become an ambassador for girls’ education not only in Marsabit and Kenya, but throughout Africa.

She was the inaugural Miss Tourism Marsabit County, as well as Miss Tourism Kenya Peace and Miss Tourism Kenya Investment 2013/2014.

During her tenure as Miss Marsabit County, she campaigned for better menstrual hygiene and education in the county.

She is also the founder of the Qabale Duba Foundation – PAPA Project, which was started to provide girls with sanitary towels and panties so they could focus on their studies. This prevents needy girls from missing courses while they are menstruating.

The programme has benefited almost 3,000 young women.

Source: Kenyan Nurse Wins Global Award – Uzalendo News

Nursing and Midwifery Council Grants Accreditation to School of Nursing Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom says accreditation has been granted to its schools of nursing and midwifery earlier withdrawn by the authorities.

Augustine Umoh, commissioner for health, made this known during his presentation to the state executive council meeting presided over by Governor Udom Emmanuel.

According to Ini Ememobong, commissioner for Information and Strategy, the health commissioner “informed Council that all the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in the state, which lost accreditation previously, have been granted full accreditation.”

He said it was made possible “due to Government’s investment in infrastructure upgrade and other investments in the schools.”

He stated that with the new development, the schools are ready to train the required manpower in the health sector.

Ememobong, who made this known in a statement after the state executive council meeting added that the “Environmental Guide for Infrastructure Development in Akwa Ibom State was presented to the council by the commissioner for Environment and Solid Minerals, Charles Udoh.

He explained that the guide who seeks to prevent the execution of improperly terminated drains, which have been largely responsible for major erosions in the state and the prevention of future environmental disasters as the main focus was adopted.

“The state of the fire service was presented and Council directed the Ministry of Work to upgrade its facilities and send their personnel for further training.

“Additionally, council charged citizens to also install primary firefighting equipment like fire extinguishers, fire balls etc, in their buildings,” he said.

Checks reveal that the directive on the upgrade of fire fighting facilities was not unconnected with a fire incident in Uyo, the state capital which gutted a popular supermarket at the weekend.

Source: Business Day

How to Apply for Philippines Visa for NCLEX Exam

At last Philippines Embassy in Nigeria which is located in Maitama, Abuja has started receiving application for Philippines visa from everyone including Registered Nurses who are going to write their NCLEX Exam in Manila. I am going to detail everything you need to apply for this Visa to write your NCLEX in this guide. I will also be available to answer any question you might have relating to this.

Before you apply for Philippines Visa below are the requirements:

1.  Evidence of NCLEX exam booking showing the date and time.

2. Authorization to test

3. Police certificate (country of traveling should be Philippines) duly authenticated by the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

4. Six months Bank statement

5. Employment letter

6.  Six month payslip Or if business person, company registration certificate with evidence of tax payment

7. Original and Photocopy of your international passport.

8.  Original and Photocopy of your Nursing License.

9.  Reference letter from your place of work and your workplace ID card (ID card not compulsory but I submitted it during mine)

10.  Evidence of covid-19 vaccination.

11. Hotel booking. You can book your Hotel on booking.com at a cheaper rate

12. Flight reservation/booking. You can book your flight on Wakanow at very cheap rate, go to https://www.wakanow.com/en-ng

13. Yellow fever card. Make sure it is machine readable and can be verified online. You can start the application or check whether you are carrying a genuine card by checking on the website https://www.yellowcardnigeria.com/

14. COVID Vaccine Certificate (both original and photocopy)

15. Application fees of ₦19,500

The visa is usually processed within 2 weeks and you can have your passport back within this period.


1.  Log on to https://www.visa.gov.ph/ and pick your country

2. Proceed to complete the application, upload your passport.

3. Download the application form and print it out

4.  To complete the process, print and submit the visa form including all the requirements, prior to visiting the embassy for an interview.

5. Go to the Embassy with the photocopies of all your documents, this is to avoid looking for where to make copies in case anything is needed as it is expensive to make photocopy around the embassy.

Address: No. 5 Vattern St, Off Amazon St., Maitama, Abuja

Mobile. +234 810 254 1252

6. Visa processing takes just 2 weeks, your visa can be processed and released within 7 working days by payment of additional fees.

7. Visa Application fees is ₦19,500, you need to go there with the exact amount in cash.


You can call the Embassy to be sure your passport is ready for collection before heading to the Embassy. Usually your passport will be ready for collection after 2 weeks. The visa vignette will be on the third or fourth page of your passport.

Alternatively, you can have your passport picked up by DHL and delivered to you. To use this option simply go to the DHL Office around the Embassy and inform them about this. You will need to purchase an envelope and pay the courier fees, then drop the following with them:

  1. Letter authorizing the courier company to collect your passport on your behalf
  2. A photocopy of your international passport
  3. Original collection slip given to you by the Embassy showing the date

On the date specified on the slip, DHL will collect your passport and send it to you. This option is preferable to those living far away from Abuja.

NOTE: Please read very carefully

  1. As per the Philippines Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No. 165 S 2022 dated 24 March 2022. Starting 01 April 2022, a fully vaccinated foreign national except for minor children below 12 years old traveling with their fully vaccinated parents may enter the Philippines without a required Entry Exemption Document (EED), as long as they comply with visa requirements and immigration entry and departure protocols.
  2.  Foreign national should present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours or a negative laboratory-based Antigen test taken within 24 hours, prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin in a continuous travel to Philippines, excluding lay-over and that he/she has not left the airport during layover.
  3.  Foreign nationals must obtain prior to arrival to the Philippines, a travel insurance for Covid-19 treatment costs from a reputable insurance provider with a minimum coverage USD 35,000.00 for the duration of stay in the Philippines.
  4. Fully vaccinated foreign national is fully compliant if she/he received a 2nd dose in a 2 dose series or a single dose vaccine for more than 14 days prior to the date and time of departure from the country of origin.
  5. Foreign nationals who fail to fully comply with the above mentioned shall be denied entry to the Philippines and shall be subject to appropriate exclusion proceedings.

If you have any question or encounter any difficulty while applying drop your comment below, I will be happy to help you out.

Philippines Embassy in Nigeria To Start Visa Issuance April 2022

Nigeria Nurses and others can now heave a sigh of relieve as Philippines emassy all over the world will start issuance of Visa for those coming to the Philippines for NCLEX, School among others.

The country will open its doors wider to foreign tourists with the further easing of arrival requirements starting April 1.

Under Resolution No. 164-A issued on Thursday, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) lifted the quota on unvaccinated arriving passengers.

Travelers entering the country now have the option of presenting a laboratory test taken within 24 hours before departing from their point of origin.

Before that rule, these passengers were required to submit a negative RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) test taken within 48 hours before departure.

“Previously, they [had] to show a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours. Now, it is either of the two, RT-PCR or antigen,” deputy presidential spokesperson Kris Ablan explained at a press briefing on Friday.

Nurse Graduates with First-Class, His Nurse Wife with Second Class from Same University

The Best male student who is also the overall best student of University for Development Studies’ school of nursing has graduated with a First-Class honour, while his wife has also Graduated with second class upper in BSc Nursing.

According to Mynewsgh.com, Adam Wasizu and his wife Gariba Adija, both of whom started a Degree Nursing Programme together were among the people who graduated in the 2021 Graduation Ceremony at UDS in Tamale.

Adam Wasizu is A registered general nurse with more than one year of working experience.

He is a product of Naa-Bongu Junior High School (JHS) in Nalerigu in the North East Region, Ghana Senior High School (SHS) in Tamale in the Northern Region and graduated with a First Class at the Nalerigu College of Nursing and Midwifery with a Diploma in Nursing in 2016 and now from University for Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale with a BSc. Nursing First Class Honours with CGPA of 4.63.

His wife and a mother of one, on the other hand, is a product of Wulugu Senior High School (SHS) in the West Mamprusi Municipality, College of Nursing and Midwifery, Nalerigu from 2015-2017 where she obtained a certificate in Nursing and now a Degree from the University for Development Studies with a BSc. In Nursing with a second class upper.

Source: Pulse