LLU administrators attend dedication of College of Nursing hostel in Nigeria
Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH (left), chancellor of Loma Linda University and president of Adventist Health International (AHI), and B. Lyn Behrens, MBBS (right), president of Loma Linda University, admire the hostel dedication plaque.
In an effort to receive accreditation by the Nigerian Nursing Council, the College of Nursing at Ile-Ife Hospital in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, officially opened its new hostel on April 12, 2006.
“This new building will aid the college of nursing in providing adequate accommodation for the students,” says Akin Obisanya, MD, country director, AHI–Nigeria.
The event capped an Adventist Health International (AHI) weekend retreat that was organized for the workers from AHI institutions in Africa.
On hand to dedicate the new hostel was Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, chancellor of Loma Linda University, and AHI president.
The hostel project was begun several years ago by Greg Saunders, MD. However, with lack of funds, construction on the hostel was halted.
Adventist Health International was able to find donors who graciously contributed more than $35,000 to the project. After three months, the hostel was completed.
Accommodations for students has become a real issue for the College of Nursing at Ile-Ife. With the new hostel in place, living arrangements for students have become much more manageable.
The plaque, which hangs in the entrance to the hostel, reads: “This building is dedicated to the glory of God by Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, president, AHI–Global, and chancellor, Loma Linda University, USA. Sunday, February 12, 2006.”
By Dustin R. Jones, MA
Dr. Hart prepares to cut the ribbon to the entrance to the new hostel for the College of Nursing at Ile-Ife.