University College Hospital Approves Wearing Of Hijab For Nursing Students

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Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole

BY; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

Management of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan has approved the wearing of Hijab by its nursing students.

New Nigerian gathered that the approval followed the approval of  the report of the Ad Hoc Committee on standardization of the use of Hijab on school uniform in the schools of Nursing by the Minister of Health, Professor Isacc Adewole

The Minister in the approval maintained that the committee’s recommendations are in line with the standards of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

Communicating the approval to the students, UCH Nursing students in  a statement issued by its Director of Administration,  A. K. Shiyanbola, it advised that students that ” want to embrace their religion in fulfillment of the religious belief to do so in strick compliance with the approved standard.”

In the circular dated Friday, 13th July 2018, issued on behalf of the hospital’s Chief Medical Director, Professor Temitope Alonge and addressed to all Heads of Department, the UCH Management directed all concerned departments to comply with the new rule.

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