The Imo State House of Assembly has consolidated colleges of health sciences in the state to ease accreditation and admission hassles.
This was sequel to the amendment of the College of Nursing and Midwifery Law No. 25 of 2919, on Tuesday.
Presenting the bill, the member representing Owerri West State Constituency and Majority Leader of the House, Kanayo Onyemaechi explained that the essence of the bill was to centralize the heath schools in the state.
He explained that the college of nursing and midwifery law was operational in four locations or areas across the state.
According to him, there is a College of Nursing and Midwifery in Aboh Mbaise, a Department of Public Health in Owerri Municipal, a School of Basic Midwifery at Awomama as well as a College of Nursing Science in Orlu.
He noted that making the college of nursing science, Orlu, the headquarters of these schools would make accreditation easier for the college.
The lawmaker also stated that the college in Aboh Mbaise, the one in Owerri Municipal and that of Awomama would not be shut down by the government but rather serve as campuses.
The bill which received accelerated legislative attention was passed into law.
Similarly, the state legislature also on Tuesday, amended the Imo State House of Assembly Service Commission Law No. 21 of 2018 and other related matters to change the commission’s information division to information department.
This followed the passage of the bill sponsored by the Deputy Speaker, Amara Chyna Iwuanyanwu to that effect.