The Ondo State Ministry of Health has partnered with the University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED) Ondo, to launch two-year community nursing and midwifery programme.
The State Commissioner for Health, Banji Ajaka, disclosed this after a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor of UNIMED, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, on Tuesday in Akure.
Mr Ajaka stated that the programme is important to address the brain drain in the healthcare sector caused by the migration of nurses and midwives for better opportunities abroad.
He revealed that the Nursing and Midwifery Council approved the training of 150 community nurses and midwives.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Folukemi Aladenola, also added that the intervention was important in order to save the health system and the future.
Applicants for the program must have a minimum of four credits in English, mathematics, biology, physics, or chemistry in the Ordinary Level examination at not more than two sittings. The program is scheduled to begin in March 2023.
Interested applicants can access the program application forms online at http://www.ondocnm.com.ng after paying a fee of N10,000. The venue for the program will be the midwifery section of the former state School of Nursing and Midwifery in Akure, which was used by the University of Medical Sciences.