Capitol Graduates Urged To Keep Flame Alive

Graduating Nurses taking the Oath of Nightingale

Graduating Nurses taking the Oath of Nightingale

Graduating students of the Capitol Higher Institute of Health Sciences and Beauty Therapy have been challenged to keep the light of the school ever bright as their predecessors did by upholding professionalism and legality in everything they do.

Njobinkir Yerika, Asistant Divisional Officer for Bamenda II made the statement on Saturday December 12, 2015, at the Bamenda Congress Hall while chairing the 21st convocation and 10th matriculation ceremonies of students from various levels of the institution.

“Being fit today does not mean you are fit for tomorrow in a World of numerous scientific and Health care challenges. Health science does not therefore end with graduation” he advised. He encouraged them to continue to learn and led as their predecessors who are enjoying their professional careers today. He assured government’s support towards the endeavours of Capitol Institutes.

According to Ngala Edward, the promoter of Capitol, the school was created to “impact knowledge for practice, but not knowledge for certificates or diplomas” He prescribed professionalism of the mind, body and spirit as essential tools for good health care practitioners. He used the occasion to also announce the opening of the Capitol Institute’s modern quadrangle campus at Mile 8 Monkon, to go operation in 10 months with a capacity of 2500 students and the commencement of bachelor degree programs in nursing and Laboratory science as from 2016. Capitol he concluded will continue to lead the way in research and innovation for the good of humanity like the sperm bank under construction to help infertile couples in the country.

Dr Mfonfu Daniel, director of HND/HNP programs presented a research paper on “Consumption of raw cassava leaves juice is not good for pregnant women” saying it causes congenital hypothyroidism in the new born baby concluding that if such children grow up they will finally become cretin, that is one who is severely stunted physically and has severe mental growth. This was based on studies he conducted in September 1983 in Edea.

The graduating students were offered “Nursing Pins”, a symbolic welcome into the profession and to act as worthy ambassadors of the school.

A happy Tafiri Carlos Gaba told Bamenda Online he is proud to have been part of Capitol, graduating as a junior nurse and already excelling in the field where others are struggling. Similar views were also expressed by  Ojong John Bissong and  Patience Anchi who have already picked up jobs while awaiting their graduation based on the recommendation of the school.

A total of 88 students passed out of Capitol Institute in 2015, 38 with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in nursing, seven with HND in medical Laboratory, 17 advanced and ordinary level holders and 25 first school living certificate holders with various certificates in health practice. Coming in were 35 HND students, 22 Advanced and Ordinary level students and 31 batch of first school leavers.

Capitol Higher Institute of Health sciences and Beauty Therapy offers studies in Nursing, Medical Laboratory and Beauty therapy leading up to HND and Bachelor levels and other government diplomas. The school has very attractive tuition fees, considered one of the lowest in the entire country.

Prof. Atanga Bih Suh Mary Chairperson of Capitol handing over attestation of results

Prof. Atanga Bih Suh Mary Chairperson of Capitol handing over attestation of results

Njobinkir  Yenika- ADO Bamenda II

Njobinkir Yenika- ADO Bamenda II

The CEO Ngala Edward handing over attestation to HND graduates

The CEO Ngala Edward handing over attestation to HND graduates

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