BENINCITY- The students of Edo State School of Nursing, Benin City have been advised to obey the ethics, rules and regulations of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria by carrying out the sanctions imposed on them for gross misconduct by the school authority.
Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. (Mrs) Aihanuwa Eregie gave this advise yesterday in Benin City while reacting to the allegations made by the protesting Student of the School. The students had alleged that they were sanctioned and locked out of School because they were protesting over some challenges facing the institution.
The Commissioner who noted with dismay the wrong impression given to the public by the students, said that the State Director of Nursing Services and the school’s Principal on routine visit to the school’s hostel on February 19 and 20, 2015  were insulted, locked out of the hostel by the students who were in the hostel, after abandoning their classes and clinical duty post.
With the rudeness and the unbecoming behaviour of the aspiring Nurses to the Director of Nursing an the Principal, the commissioner said that the school authority was compelled to impose some disciplinary measures on the  students with the approval of the Ministry.
The sanctions included Executive to step down for now, one week of night duty for all Students and  as well tender apology, both verbally  and in writing to the Director and School authority  with an affidavit to be of good conduct.
The Commissioner who was highly disturbed with the behaviour of the Student Nurses said  “the Students locked out the Principal, they were out of class and clinical duties; they were very rude to the Director of Nursing Service; it was a gross misconduct”.
She expressed surprise that instead of implementing the sanctions, they went into  the streets  protesting on the  allegations that  they were being punished because they protested.
She, however, gave the assurance that Edo State Government, is doing everything possible to provide the school with all required facilities,  with a view to getting the school accredited by the regulatory council while enjoining  the students to obey the school authority instructions in their own interest.