2 new nursing colleges to start functioning next year: Naeem Akhtar

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KG News Desk

SRINAGAR, MAY 03:  Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar on Tuesday announced that government is mulling to start two nursing colleges, one each in Srinagar and Jammu next year.

The Minister said this during “Iqbal Day” function organized by Government College for Women, M A Road.

The Minister said from next year government will start nursing colleges in Government College for Women, M A Road, while another one would be opened in Government College for Women Gandhi Nagar in Jammu.

Referring to nursing profession as a noble profession, the Minister said that by 2020 there would be an acute shortage of nurses across the globe.

The Minister said you cannot design the world according to your limitations, instead you should adapt.

He added that while the concept of evening classes has already started in University of Kashmir, the government is mulling to start the similar kind of classes in colleges also.

“These classes will benefit the students who fail to attend their classes during the day for various reasons. Besides, it will also recreate night life in Kashmir,” the Minister said.