Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI) School of Nursing, had matriculated and capped another 41 new intakes who were admitted late last year after succeeding in the selection and weeding processes as mandated and entrenched in the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
The exercise was declared opened by the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Adekunle Ajayi, who was ably represented by Dr Adelugba, in the school compound on Wednesday.
Principal of the School, Mrs Adeniji Oluwabunmi, in her welcome address, recognised the presence of the CMD’s representative at the occasion, adding that Prof. Ajayi’s passion for the school has changed its former state of coma to a brighter one which has been aiding the smooth running of the school activities.
She extended her gratitude to the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Dr Idowu Adebara, the State Director of Nursing Services, Director of Administration, Head of Nursing Services, all in absential, other Head of Departments present and all the Administrative Staff of the school for their unrestricted supports in all ways.
“We all know that there is little margin between life and death, so it becomes very important for nurses to know what to do and do it within their allowed limitation and capabilities.
“Nursing is not a profession for lazy people. Nurses are not expected to play around unnecessarily. The school is a professional school where you shall be properly trained. You must cultivate the habit of dialogue rather than be confrontational in resolving issues. You must also shun any act of indiscipline, insubordination, destruction of school property, cultism and other behaviours inimical to academic excellence.
“The only way to progress here is through honesty and hardwork. So desist from any form of distraction which may culminate to academic retrogression that can prolong your stay in the school,” Mrs Adeniji advised.
The capping of the matriculating students was conducted by the trio of Mrs Akinola, Mrs Adeniyi and Mrs Makanjuola who represented the Head of Nursing Services, Mrs Omobowoje.
Dr Adelugba, who conveyed the CMD’s congratulatory messages to the students, apologised on his behalf and charged the 7th matriculating set to acquire knowledge and skills as only things that can make them stand out in the profession.
He said nurses were not born but made, adding that they have come to the school to be made by qualified personnel.
He lauded the resourcefulness and altruism of the school principal by describing her as a go-getter. He described the staff as dependable and reliable people who had made success a routine in the annal of the school.
He urged the parents to always make financial provision available for their wards to enhance hitch-free academic endeavours.
Representative of the HNS, Mrs Makanjuola also congratulated the students for choosing the profession, describing the profession as a noble one that requires hard work.
Mrs Akinola, who gave the vote of thanks, appreciated God for the success of the programme and applauded the usual cooperation of the hospital management. She thanked the parents for sharing the happy moment with their wards and wished them journey mercy back to their respective destinations.