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·         College Deplorable Condition  Hindering Accreditation Of More Courses- Lecturers



Structures meant to have been the school laboratories, lecture halls, staff quarters and other relevant administrative offices at the Taraba State College of Nursing and Midwifery Jalingo are yet to be completed several  years after administration of late Governor Danbaba Suntai commenced them.


Top management staff and lecturers in the institution accused incumbent Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of abandoning the projects in the last seven years of his administration to decay.

 The management staff who pleaded not to be mentioned said this condition has forced our school to remain behind the standard required for Nigerian colleges of nursing and midwifery in the country.



Some of the lecturers said the decaying school structures meant to have been the school laboratories, lecture halls, staff quarters and other relevant administrative offices, explained that the situation was hampering quality service delivery for students to become the best that is required for health services.



"The decaying structures in the institution are especially those that are supposed to be the school laboratories, staff quarters, lecturer halls and other important administrative offices. This is not just a conventional institution where students come to spend their academic years and proceed for national youth service, the students are required to be man's health engineers after here and we are expected to give the best that is needed.



"The lack of lecture halls and other academic technical logistics in the institution is currently hindering accreditation of many courses which we believe a serious government would have to tackle for the progress of the school and meet the desire of the late Governor Suntai to produce quality health personals in the state.


"11.02bn was allocated to the education sector in the state 2020 budget and in other budgets presented by Governor Darius Ishaku, education has always been top in the sharing and we wondered why the state College of Nursing and Midwifery, Jalingo is still suffering this bad.


"Due to this situation, lecturers have to take the pain of renting apartments with the pain of paying transport or fueling their vehicles to school on a daily basis to render their required services even though, we are lacking the required materials and environment to offer the best to groom the young health engineers.



"We are praying to God that even if the present government refuse to take the school to the required standard, the next government should make Tarabans proud by changing the narrative to safeguard the health of the citizens," the lecturers explained.


When contacted, Taraba State Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Hon. Edward Baraya, said  that he was not authorised to grant interviews to any media organization, adding that he must get directive from either the chief of staff to the governor or the secretary to the state government (SSG), before granting any interview to journalists.

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