National University Commission has upgraded the Benue School of Nursing and Midwifery, Makurdi to the Benue State University’s College of Health Sciences, according to Pauline Atser, its Principal.
Atser told the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi on Wednesday that the NUC gave the nod after the school met its requirements for the accreditation.
Atser commended the Benue government for the massive infrastructure that ensured the nod of the NUC, saying that the school would soon commence a Bachelor of Nursing Services programme.
She said: “We have met all the requirements and have now become the university’s College of Health Services. The College will have a Department of Nursing Sciences where we shall offer degree courses in nursing.
“We also hope to offer other related courses.”
Atser said that a major fallout of the NUC recommendation was the absorption of the school’s staff into the university system and employment of new ones to meets emerging demands.