REPORTER: PEACE AGBO
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) has indefinitely suspended the controversial Preliminary Test Session (PTS) examination recently conducted for prospective Nursing students in Abia State.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ngozi Okoronkwo, who announced at the Government House Umuahia, said the suspension followed the ugly incident of protest that marred the rescheduled examination.
Dr. Okoronkwo explained that the problem was over bloated admission of nursing students conducted by the immediate past administration and stressed that the schools were expected to admit at about 75 students but received 420 students.
The Commissioner Informed said that the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria insisted that a fresh verification should be carried out before the conduct of the PTS Exams and other guidelines should be followed to ensure free and transparent conduct of the PTS Examination.
It could be recalled that following earlier protest by some nursing candidates a few weeks ago over the alleged result and admission racketeering, the Abia State Government cancelled the PTS exam and rescheduled It.
EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU