Bong College’s Nursing Program Gets Liberian Board for Nursing Accreditation
Gbarnga – The Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery of the Ministry of Health has given accreditation to the Nursing program of the Bong County Technical College (BCTC).
“Having met the required standards for accreditation, the Bong County Technical College is hereby granted all honors, rights, privileges and obligations to function as an accredited institute for the period of three years,” a statement from the Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery said.
Prior to the accreditation by the Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery, the college’s students, who are studying Nursing, expressed their dissatisfaction by the lack of accreditation to the institution.
The situation is said to have been responsible for mass exodus of students. However, such situation is expected to change.
The accreditation to the college’s Nursing program is a relief to both students and the administration as students couldn’t hide their excitement.
Dr. Roland Massaquoi, President of the BCTC, said the accreditation has come at a good time as the college is on an expansion drive.
“We are very excited with this development. For the past months, our Nursing department couldn’t be accredited because there were a number of areas we needed to work. And we completed all the necessary formalities that enabled us to arrive here today,” he said.
“I want to offer thanks to the entire administrative and teaching staff for their tireless efforts. This achievement is for everyone of us,” he said.
Dr. Massaquoi acknowledged that after the accreditation of the Nursing program of the college, it means more students will be flocking the college hence increasing the number of Liberians.
On his vision for the college, Dr. Massaquoi said he wants to set up a research institute to partner with other recognized establishments that will be able to train students acquire the necessary skills in research.
A student of the college who’s studying Nursing, Deborah Matue, said it was now heartening to begin studying Nursing at the college because it has been accredited.
“We couldn’t have asked for more but we are very happy that the Nursing Department has been accredited. What that means is that my paper will be fully recognized when I complete my study here and go for employment,” she said.
Another student, Prince Fineboy, who’s also studying Nursing at the College, said the accreditation is a great relief to students studying Nursing at the college.
He thanked the Massaquoi-led administration for exerting efforts in ensuring the Nursing Department gets accreditation. “Had it not been for the leadership skills of Dr. Massaquoi and his team this success wouldn’t have been achieved,” he said.