Not less than 46 student Nurses were matriculated and capped after a successful completion of their weeding period at the School of Nursing, Federal Teaching Hospital Ido Ekiti (FETHI).
The ceremony which was declared opened by the CMD, Prof. Adekunle Ajayi, represented by the CMAC, Dr. Olagoke Erinomo, was said to be the 10th matriculation and the last that will be conducted by the school.
This was as a result of her assimilation into the Federal University, Oye Ekiti following the MOU signed by the University and the Management of the hospital.
In her welcome address, the principal of the school, a Deputy Director of Nursing, Mrs Olubunmi Adeniji, noted that the assimilation has metamorphosed the school into a degree awarding institution.
She charged the students to be focused as the school will not only take pride in training them academically, but also in character.
Similarly, the Director of Nursing from the Ekiti State Ministry of Health, Mrs Akute, who was represented by Mrs Olowoyo, urged the students to imbibe the culture of reading, which she described as a veritable tool to make them excel in their studies.
In the same vein, the Head of Nursing Services in the hospital, Mrs Olajide Grace, enjoined the newly capped students to imbibe the the spirit of humility while they work hard to achieve their dreams.
In his remarks, the CMD, Prof. Ajayi, applauded the leadership of the school for the quality of training given to the students since its inception.
He itemized the numerous contributions of the school towards health care development in the country, which has been sustained through the quality of Nurses produced in the school over the years.
He equally enumerated the challenges which he pointed out that will be addressed as the need arises.
He added that the management is committed to ensuring that they get a world class training while their welfare and a conducive environment for learning is prioritised.
However, Prof. Ajayi, demanded the full cooperation of the students and encouraged them to be diligent and conduct themselves in a manner that will make the school management and their parents be proud of them.
The matriculation oath and signing of register was later administered while the capping of the students was carried out.