Lecturers decry poor conditions of Taraba Nursing College, mourn late Gov Suntai

Following the continued deterioration of structures and the deplorable condition of faculty at Taraba State College of Nursing and Midwifery Jalingo, faculty at the institution have begun a week-long mourning in honor of the late Governor Danbaba Suntai.

The week-long mourning, faculty said, is to allow them to pray for God’s intervention in the school situation as the late governor’s efforts to breed top-quality naturopaths in the state began to falter.

Some of the lecturers who turned to our correspondent with pictures of the decaying school structures, which are said to have been school laboratories, lecture halls, staff housing and other relevant administrative offices, explained that the situation hindered the provision of quality services to the students to become the best is required for health services.

Management, who asked not to be featured in the news, said: “Our decision to begin a week of mourning and prayers in honor of the late former Governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai is to ask God to hear our prayers and intervene in the school situation.


“The decaying structures in the institution are primarily those intended to serve as school laboratories, staff quarters, lecture halls and other important administrative offices. This is not just a traditional institution where students spend their academic years and go to national youth service, the students here are required to be health engineers and we are expected to do the best that is necessary.

“This condition has forced our school to fall short of the standard required for Nigerian colleges of nursing and midwifery in the country.

“The lack of lecture halls and other academic technical logistics in the institution is currently impeding the accreditation of many courses, which we believe a serious government for the school’s progress would have to tackle and fulfill the late Governor Suntai’s desire to produce high-quality health.” personalities in the state.

“11.02 billion was allocated to the education sector in the 2020 state budget and other budgets presented by Gov. Darius Ishaku, education has always come first in sharing and we have wondered why the state college of nursing and midwifery, Jalingo, always no matter how badly suffers .

“Due to this situation, faculty have to go to the trouble of renting apartments and paying for daily transport or fueling their vehicles to school to provide their required services, although we lack the necessary materials and environment to offer this best to nurture the young health engineers.

“We pray to God that even if the current government refuses to bring the school up to the required standard, the next government will make Taraban proud by changing the narrative to protect citizens’ health,” the faculty said.

But when contacted, Taraba State Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Hon. Edward Baraya, told our correspondent that he was not authorized to give interviews to any media organization, adding that he was either instructed by the governor’s chief of staff or the secretary of the State government (SSG) must obtain instructions before giving interviews to journalists.