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Lagos State School of Nursing upgraded

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The Lagos State School of Nursing has been upgraded to a Tertiary Institution. With the upgrade, the School will now join the league of Nursing Colleges that can award national Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) certificates for the advancement of knowledge in the Nursing Profession.

The School will now be referred to as the Lagos State College of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health Nursing, to reflect the new status of the school.

It will be recalled that earlier this year, precisely on 8th February 2018, Gov. Ambode assented to the Law for the creation of the Lagos State College of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health Nursing Law.

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This was announced today in a circular issued by the Office of the Lagos State Head of Service. The circular states that the school is now a Tertiary Institution that is authorised to function as the pinnacle centre of teaching, learning and instructions in Nursing, Midwifery, and Public Health Nursing. This is in continuance of its commitment towards ensuring the provision of quality education in the State’s Health Sector. 

The School, which used to be under the supervision of the Lagos State Ministry of Health, will now be under the supervision of the Office of the Special Adviser on Education (OSAE) as specified in the Assignment of Ministerial Responsibilities of MDAs (2015).

This information was released today on the Facebook page of the Lagos State Government.