Brief History of the School
Muslim Hospital, Saki was opened for service in August, 1987. The hospital at the time was the first of its kind in Nigeria, and was established by Saki Muslim Community. To have it completed as a whole, the interest to establish a School of Nursing was mooted in the year 2001. The financier of this initiative, the Baytul-Mal, Saki i.e. Saki Muslim Treasury to which weekly contributions were made by Muslims in Saki, made application to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. As preparations for the establishment of School of Nursing by the Saki Muslim community were in top gear, the Council changed from hospital-based Schools of Nursing to College, Polytechnic or University-based nursing institutions. Thus, Saki Muslim Community changed to a proposed college of Nursing, Muslim Hospital, Saki to be affiliated to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, and Oyo State. All efforts to make this possible failed, as the National Universities Commission as at then also began closing down all satellite campuses and preferred integrated tuition in Universities. In year 2008, Saki Muslin Community changed her approach and made an application for the School of Basic Midwifery, Muslim Hospital, Saki. From then, Saki Muslim Community focused and directed all her energy towards the establishment of a School of Basic Midwifery. Well, praise be to Allah (SWT). The efforts were crowned with success when approval was given for the commencement of the School on 26th April, 2010.
VISSION AND MISSION
To produce trained Midwifery who are competent, skilled and always available to provide maternal and infant services at all tier of health care delivery.
The School is expected to be a centre of academic excellence where student-midwives will be trained to serve the existing health and educational institutions in the country, and also contribute to medical, nursing and midwifery research and training.
The vision of the School is to produce trained midwives who are competent, skilled and always available to provide maternal and infant medical services at all tiers of health care delivery. And in addition, the philosophy of the School is that it expected to be a centre of academic excellence where students-midwives will be trained to serve existing health and educational institutions in the country, and as well contribute to Medical Nursing and Midwifery research. It is also the intention of the School to produce those midwives that will be well-grounded in modern medical practice, and be spiritually grounded in equal measure. It is this that formed our desire to establish the School. When it is in full operation, the School will take care of all, without regard to race, creed, religion, ethnic or tribal consideration. Above all, it is the objective of the School to give qualitative education to student-midwives whose services will be required at our health institutions and in general health care. Right now, the School has commence classes. Facilities that are capable of enhancing high level midwifery education are already in place. Such facilities include seasoned academic and administrative personels, spacious lecture-rooms, demonstration room for clinical instruction, laboratory, library, computer-room, staff offices and rooms, pipe-borne water supply, 24-hour supply of electricity, a hostel for accommodation (with facility for expansion), ultramodern dinning and assembly halls with capacity for 150 persons, a functioning sick bay and a general practice hospital with 40-bed installed capacity. The school runs on departmental system leading to the award of the midwifery certificate. The departments, for the delivery of affective midwifery education, include Anatomy and Physiology, Nursing Services, Behavioral and Basic Sciences as well as Midwifery Education. Because of the cosmopolitan nature of Saki, Students come from as far away places as Benin Republic, Togo, Ghana and from almost all the states of the Nigerian Federation. With all these in place, it is hoped that the School would in no distant future, bring about a drastic reduction in maternal and infant mortality rate in Nigeria and Oyo State in general, and in Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State in particular..