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BORNO NURSING STUDENTS APPEAL TO GOVT TO COMMENCE INTERNSHIP PAYMENT
The University of Maiduguri chapter of the Nigerian Universities Nursing Students Association, NUNSA, has said that her members find it difficult to secure internship opportunities outside Borno.
The union made this disclosure when her principal officers visited Nurse Zainab Ibrahim Alkali, director, Nursing services at the Borno State Ministry of Health on Tuesday.
Led by the national president,Comrade Reuben Zirahgi Markus, the students’ body said the visit was part of their effort to see that nursing students who are on internship are being paid and considered for paid training opportunities.
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According to him, the courtesy visit was part of several other consultations and engagements the union has been having with stakeholders over the issue and several others affecting their members.
He described that the ministry is a key stakeholder in managing and bettering the lots of the students.
Mr. Markus said: ‘Indigenes of Borno find it difficult to secure internship outside the state as every state have to accommodate their own indigenes before any other person.
‘This is really itching us and we believe that In Shaa Allah the ministry have the capacity of making paid nursing internship possible in the near future.’ the president said.
While thanking the director for granting them audience with warm reception, the president said, they solely depend on the ministry to see that paid nursing internship is started across health facilities in the state.
In her remarks, Nurse Zainab thanked the union for the visit and assured them of her support towards their cause.
She assured the union that her doors will remain open should her attended by needed at any given time.
‘Earlier a letter was received in 2017, and was given to the commissioner and he said he would do something about it, since the issue had been brought again, we will do everything possible to pursue the issue,’ she assured.