Capitol Scores 100% in HND – Nursing

HND graduates taking the Nightingale Oath

HND graduates taking the Nightingale Oath

Capitol Higher Institute of Health Sciences and Beauty Therapies (Capitol) has passed out another batch of students, with a 100% pass in the Higher National Diploma (HND). That was announced during the combined 20th convocation   and 9th matriculation ceremony that took place at the Bamenda Congress Hall Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

“Put your vast knowledge into use by helping combat diseases in the field” Njobinkir Njenka Daniel  ADO Bamenda II Subdivision advised the graduating students.

Mr. Njenka ADO B'da II

Mr. Njenka ADO B’da II

He also told them to make use of the knowledge they have acquired from Capitol and register for the upcoming competitive entrance examinations into the public service launched by government. Mr. Njobinkir was also full of praises to the management of Capitol for taking such a short time to progress from a “dream” to a renowned institution.

In his academic discourse Dr. Mfonfu Daniel, Director of Study at Capitol condemned the use of herbicide in killing and spraying of plants in the field. He said these chemicals are easily absorbed in to the body through the skin, nostrils and mouth into the lung and blood systems leading to skin irritation, rashes, certain forms of cancer, gastrointestinal diseases, vomiting and diarrhea, still births in women, children born with defects, headaches, lost of sensations amongst others. Citing world Health Organization Statistics, he said 3 million people in developing countries experience near posining from these chemicals, 18 000 of whom died each year, while some 25 000 people are also susceptible to herbicide in the developed world.

Dr. Mfonfu Danial presenting a discourse on the effects of herbicide

Dr. Mfonfu Danial presenting a discourse on the effects of herbicide

In all 24 students sat for the Ministry of Higher Education run HND program in Nursing from Capitol, with all making it through, 4 of 5 in the HND in Medical Laboratory while 13 of the 18 and 19 out of 27 successfully passed in the Community Nursing program in both cycles 1 and 2 respectively.

Mr. Ngalah Edward, CEO of Capitol also used the occasion to announced the launch of a Bachelors in Nursing (BNS/B.sc) program by 2016 to add to the other programs like the HND and Higher Professional Diploma (HPD) in Beauty, Nursing and Medical Laboratory, and the National Vocational Qualification, Certified Nurse Assistant, Licence Vocational Nursing and Licence Practical Nursing programs offered by the institute and its foreign partners.

The ceremony ended with the lightening of candles and taking of the “Nightingale Oath” by the HND graduates, and the “pinning” ceremony. It also witnessed the award of prizes to meritorious students who performed well in the course of the academic year.

Capitol CEO handing over Certificate

Capitol CEO handing over Certificate

Graduates pose with authorities for Pictures

Graduates pose with authorities for Pictures

Capitol will resume next academic year at its main campus at Mile 8 Mankon, situated before BHS Mankon. The institute also operates a campus at Nkwen and Bamenda central town. Capitol was created barely 20 years ago, and was in 2005 upgraded into a university centre.

By Abongwa Fozo

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