Source: Ben LARYEA
The Nursing and Midwifery Training College, School of Hygiene and the Registered Public Health Nursing have jointly held its 2021/2022 academic year matriculation ceremony at Korle-Bu in Accra with the call on students to adhere to the rules and regulations of the school.
Number of students admitted for the various health programmes are Registered General Nursing – 251, Registered Midwifery – 199, Environment Health – 123, Occupational Therapy – 17, Occupational Health and Safety – 46 and 155 Registered Public Health Nursing.
Matriculants at the ceremony
The Principal, Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Madam Georgina Oppong was speaking at the 2021 academic year joint matriculation and advised students to study hard and seek also knowledge to promote the general wellbeing of the institutions.
She commended students for their passion in healthcare delivery and added that their admission will bring to bear exciting experiences and indicated further that the profession acquired will depend on the attitude and the choices they will exhibited in academic endeavours.
The Principal hinted that students can be withdrawn from the respective institutions due to unsatisfactory academic work or misconduct and however called on all to be self-disciplined and put up good behaviour and focus on their studies as well as attending lectures without fail.
Touching on challenges confronting the school, Madam Georgina Oppong mentioned inadequate infrastructure in the areas of lecture halls, auditoriums, laboratories, hostels and residential accommodation for tutors and appealed to government to address these pressing issues and was quick to add the high cost of utilities particularly electricity prepaid, water bills and sanitations services for government support.
On Internally Generated Funds (IGFs), she said it is woefully inadequate for the administrative activities of the schools and thus called for support from government and corporate institutions to come to the aid of the institutions.
She therefore urged the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission to put in place the needed mechanisms to work on the affiliation and accreditation process of the respectively schools to enable them benefit from financial schemes and services from government to enhance administrative works of the schools.
The Deputy Minister of Health, Madam Tina Mensah in a speech read on her behalf, assured the schools of government’s support in funding and logistics to support the institutions needs to accommodate the level of growth and development to make teaching and learning academically rewarding.
“The Health Ministry will ensure that prudent measures are put in place to scale up teaching and learning”, she said adding that allowances for students will be promptly paid to enable them purchase the required learning tools and materials.
The Chairman of the Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Mr. Randy Adjei urged students to show discipline in all learning endeavours and be good ambassadors of the school and appealed to them to handle all facilities of the institutions with care.