The Nursing Department at the Nimba County Community College (NCCC) has badged and capped 49 students who have completed studies in the field of nursing.
The Dean of the Department of Science and Agriculture, Mr. George Duo, who presented the students to the administration for badging, capping and honoring, disclosed that the nursing program enrolled 63students, but that only 49 successfully completed their courses.
He said 27 males and 22 females were qualified by the department with the consent of the National Board of Nursing.
NCCC president, Dr. Yar Donlah Gonway Gono, considered the badging ceremony as a demonstration of the general progress at the College.
During the ceremony on Saturday, 17 of the students were honored with certificates of excellence for their performance, ranging from honor roll to Dean List.
Three students who accumulated a GPA of 3.7 to 3.75 each were favored by the Dean of the Department of Science and Agriculture. 14 other students, who accumulated scores ranging from 3.0GPA to 3.6GPA, were placed on the president's list for future opportunities.
Mrs. Margaret Korkpor, Executive Director for Daughters of Nimba, who served as the guest speaker, challenged the graduates to develop the spirit of professionalism.
Madam Korkpor also urged them to set a goal for professional lifestyle and specialization.
She warned them to be committed while focusing on achieving their specialized goals in a bid to promote the health system of the country.
The program was attended by the Nimba County Health Team, representatives of the Phebe School of Nursing as well as Dr. Frederick Norkeh, Director of the Board of Trustees and prominent citizens of Nimba.