The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, gave the pledge during the visit of the Resource Verification Team from Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCM), Abuja, to the College.
The Lagos Government has pledged more support to grow the Lagos State College of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health, Igando.
He said that the State Government will do everything to ensure the School of Nursing ranks among the best in the country in terms of infrastructure, physical and material resources as well as structured academic programmes that conform to international best practices.
Wahab emphasised that there is a need to increase the admission of students into the College, being the only State-owned Nursing Institution which serves as feeder to all public hospitals in Lagos, saying the low ratio of nurses to patients does not conform to WHO standard.
The Special Adviser also gave an assurance that the State Government will soon put in place upgraded facilities and hire more tutors to make learning more conducive for all staff and students so as to attract new intakes of the College.