Rivers’ nursing school attacked by Fulani herdsmen, criminals

HUNDREDS of the students of the Rivers State School of Nursing, RIVSON, Port Harcourt, laid siege to the Government House, Port-Harcourt, last week, in protest over dilapidated condition of infrastructure in the institution and lack of security which they said have placed their school at the mercy of both Fulani herdsmen and criminals who invade their school to attack them.

They said they fear such development may deny the school of accreditation by pertinent authorities in July, five months away.

The students, who carried placards with different inscriptions, calling on the Rivers state government to immediately intervene in restoring the dignity of the school, lamented that two similar institutions at Bori in Khana Local Government Area and Ahoada Town in Ahoada East LGA, were closed down by the School of Nursing and Midwifery, having failed certification.

They noted that the School of Nursing, Port-Harcourt, has been comatose for over a period of two years, stressing that their efforts to make the government to act expeditiously were practically ignored.

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