NMCN Abolishing the Remedial Programme in Nursing Training Intuitions in Nigeria

Posted on: Wed 04-01-2023


The Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria at its Emergency Meeting held on the 20th December, 2022 has approved the abolishing of remedial programme attached to nursing training institutions in Nigeria with effect from January, 2023.

Accordingly, the Council has observed that;

a. The programme is no longer necessary with the current reforms in nursing education and practice as well as availability of multiple examination Boards whose certificates are acceptable for admission into nursing programmes such as WAEC, SSCE, NECO, NABTEB etc.

b. Continuous running of such programme is overstretching the existing facilities and has put most of the nursing training institutions at constant burden.

Henceforth, person(s) to be admitted into nursing /midwifery programmes must meet the admission requirements specified by the Council as there will be no opportunity for remedial programme in the nursing institutions.

Head of the institutions are here by directed to employ additional co-nursing educators and limit the number of supporting lecturers in basic and medical sciences to a specified number as contained in the Council's guidelines for the establishment of nursing training programmes.

Please give this Circular the attention it deserves and bring the content to the notice of all concerned.

Thank you for your cooperation with the Council in promoting and maintaining Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Education and Practice in Nigeria in line with global best practice.

Faruk Umar Abubakar PhD, RN, FWACN

Secretary – General / Registrar