NACON affiliates with UNILAG for BSc Nursing

By Abimbola Kintum

Prospective Nursing students can now study at the Nigerian Army College Of Nursing (NACON) situated inside the Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, and obtain first degree in Nursing Science. This  followed the recent affiliation of the college with the University of Lagos.

This was disclosed by the Acting Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Medical,  Col. Babatunde- Solebo, at the occasion of the college’s  cultural day , to wrap up her student’s week. He attributed the affiliation with   UNILAG for the degree programme in nursing  to  the success and evolvement of NACON over the years.

According to him, the College of Nursing has really evolved  and the Chief of Army Staff has brought a lot of resources into it.  “The school has tried enough and we are running a Bachelor degree in Nursing Science , with the University of Lagos.

“The Nigerian Army College of Nursing has also improved the quality of training. It  has engaged in physical training and our condition has also improved . In addition   the increment  of salary for the medical and public sector as approved by the COAS, is an attestation to this the improvement”, Solebo who was the special guest at the occassion, stated.

On her part, the Acting Commandant, Nigerian Army College of Nursing, Col Juliana Awuto, explained that the  student week was an annual  celebration of the College. She disclosed  that this year’s  edition was the first time the student week  would be given publicity in the media space.

“We have the Igbo, Niger Delta, Hausa and the Yoruba  coming together with their native food and in their traditional attires as well as their local setting. We  decided to invite the media this time,  to let everyone out there know that NACON is still very much alive”.

The student week  witnessed a variety of activities and competitions, among students of the College and from the Lagos State University teaching hospital, LASUCOM.

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