Gombe State governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has ordered the immediate conversion of the abandoned School of Nursing and Midwifery in Dukku to College of Nursing and Midwifery, Gombe State University, Dukku Campus.
This decision, according to the governor, is to provide a platform for the introduction of various degree courses that will bridge the educational gap inherent in the northern part of the state.
Mr Yahaya was in Dukku Local Government Area to inspect some projects and to push for the construction of the Gombe Abba/ Kirfi road by the North East Development Commission (NEDC).
Accompanied by the Board and Management of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) as well as members of the National Assembly, the governor first visited the abandoned College of Nursing and Midwifery before proceeding to Police Tactical Training School and later Gombe Abba/Kirfi road which he and his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed, are prevailing on the NEDC to have it constructed.
The governor equally commissioned the Farm Service Centre in Dukku equipped with modern agricultural implements and inputs for the maximum benefit of farmers in the state which was built, equipped and handed over to the Gombe government by the North-East Development Commission (NEDC).
While speaking at the College of Nursing and Midwifery Dukku, Mr Yahaya said establishing a college with such nomenclature will require putting up a hospital of specialist status which can only provide training for a minimal number of nurses and midwives.
“Considering the current economic downturn in the country, of which Gombe is not immuned, it is going to be difficult for the state to yield into spending huge amount of money, especially in the midst of competing demands to construct another specialist hospital that will compliment the college”.
“So it was for this reason that my administration thought it wise to get it converted to a campus of Gombe State University, so that it can provide the opportunity for many of our children to acquire University education,” he added.
The governor then directed that the college be converted to Gombe State University, Dukku Campus to provide a platform for the introduction of various degree courses that will bridge the educational gap inherent in the northern part of the state.
Source: Premium Times