THE Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has approved the immediate employment of 64 nursing students of the Lagos State College of Nursing, Igando in the Igando-Ikotun LCDA of Alimosho LGA, in the State Public Service.
According to media reports, this development was announced during the fourth convocation ceremony of the College, recently.
In his address, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr Tokunbo Wahab, stated that the Lagos State Government has continued to commit resources to vocational and entrepreneurship skills development programmes to curb the migration of skilled workers, especially in the health sector while promoting youth development.
Wahab, who was represented by the Head of the Standard and Accreditation Department, Office of the Special Adviser on Education, Adepeju Sunmonu, explained that the graduation ceremony is a demonstration of the present administration's commitment to delivering qualitative and quantitative education.
Earlier, in her welcome address, the Provost, Lagos State College of Nursing, Igando, Mrs Oyefunso Orenuga said the 64 graduands are from both the Nursing and Midwifery Departments and had started the three-year training programmes in 2018 and 2019 for the award of Certificates of Registered Nurses (RN) and Registered Midwives (RM).
She tasked them to allow the five concepts of nursing: respect, care coordination & integration, information, communication & education, and comfort and family input, to guide them on the path to becoming 21st-century professionals.
The Provost also reminded them that LASCON is built on integrity and will continue to strive for progress while creating a conducive working environment for students. She then implored the graduands to let the core values and principles under which they were trained to guide them in all their professional dealings in and out of a health facility.
Orenuga further informed the graduands that Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has approved that all graduates of the College are to be given automatic employment on completion of their training, adding that more incentives have also been included in the salary of nurses in the State.