In an effort to boost the standard of education in Niger State, the state government has said that it will establish another school of nursing in Kontagora, to bring the number of such educational institutions in the state to three. The two other schools of nursing are located in Minna, the state capital, and Bida town. Already, advertisement for the employment of management staff for the Kontagora institution has been published in the state-owned newspaper, The Weekly Newsline.
Commissioner for Information, Mr Jonathan Tsado Vatsa, said in a statement in Minna on Tuesday that the establishment of the school of nursing in Kontagora would not affect the existence of those in Minna and Bida towns. Vatsa said government’s intention is to widen the opportunities available to the people of the state seeking to take to nursing and midwifery as a profession.

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