By Yemi Adeleye
Lagos – The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday passed the Bill for A Law to Establish the Lagos State College of Nursing (Schools of Nursing, Midwifery And Public Health Nursing) and Other Connected Matters.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bill had earlier scaled through the Third Reading before it was passed through a voice vote led by the Speaker, Mr Mudashiru Obasa.
The Speaker of the House directed the Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni, to forward a clean copy of the bill to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode for assent.
According to the bill, the college is to provide courses of instruction, training and other facilities in health related issues.
“The college is expected to make these facilities available on proper terms to such persons as are eligible to benefit from them.
The bill read in part: “the college shall provide courses of instruction on Nursing, midwifery and Public Health as the College may consider fit.
“It shall conduct examination award degree programmes, National Diploma, Certificates and Higher National Diploma in Nursing, Midwifery and other related courses.
“Persons who have pursued instructions of study approved by the college and have fulfilled the set conditions are entitled for such award.
“It shall establish such departments, schools or other units of learning and research as may be required.’’
It also provides that the college will have a Governing Council that will consist of the Chairman, the Director of Nursing and a representative from the Ministry of Health.
Also on the council would be a representative of the Ministry of Education and a representative of the Governing Board of Lagos State University College of Medicine amongst others.