Cross section of the students during the matriculation ceremony held in Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State
Nasarawa College of Health Science Matriculates 1009 students
From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Nasarawa State College of Health Science and Technology, Keffi has matriculated 1009 students for various courses offered by the institution for the 2022/2023 academic session.
The Provost of the college, Dr Suleiman Muhammad, stated this on Thursday during the matriculation ceremony held in Keffi Local Government Area ( LGA) of the state.
According t9 him, out of 2353 applications received from various applicants for 2022/2023 academic session, only 1009 candidates were offered admissions to study various courses in the institution after successfully passing the E-entrance examination conducted by the institution.
“I am delighted to welcome all students to the beginning of a life defining experience and s remarkable experience. Congratulations to each one of you for securing a seat in this reputable institution,” he said.
He added that aside the institution’s offer of diverse range of programs already in place, it has also successfully established four professional programs which includes: Biomedical Engineering Technology, Medical Image Processing and X-ray Technician, Diploma in Public Health and Epidemiology and Disease Control.
“These programs made significant progress since their inception last year and the introduction of these additional courses will play a crucial role in alleviating the persistent challenges the college faces in terms of admission needs and also enrich our primary health care system,” he said.
Muhammad, however appealed to the Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule for upward review of the institutions overheard costs which according to him is grossly inadequate to meet the growing needs of the institution.
“We also appeal for your intervention to facilitate progress in the ongoing structural modifications at the college’s permanent site.
“We implore your support in completing two hostels, as they are essential to providing a conducive living environment for our female students who are being conveyed daily from city campus,” he concluded.