09 November By Remi Johnson
The FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat says candidates for this year’s admission into the FCT School of Nursing will strictly be based on merit and catchment area.
FCT Acting Director of Nursing Services, Mrs Grace Leo-Musa stated this in an interview with Kapital fm in Abuja.
She said the school would only offer admission to best candidates that passed the entrance examination.
This she explained were part of the laid down standards by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
According to Mrs Leo- Musa, while over 3800 candidates applied, the school would admit only one hundred candidates due to space limit.
Her words:”Out of the 3,810 candidates that applied if we admit 100 we have tried because our approval limit is 75. But admitting above the number arises because there is an introductory exams that they must write, so if they write, some that fail will be dropped then we will have the exact 75 the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria gave approval for” she said.
The Acting Director Nursing Services who also explained that the examination was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and #EndSARS protests, hinted that the institution would do everything possible to expedite the admission process before the end of the month.
Mrs Leo-Musa further emphasised that Abuja as a Unity State would ensure representation of every State based on performance but maintained that the institution would not compromise standards in offering admission.