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The principal of the Ntotroso College of Nursing has said the school’s authority is unable to admit many applicants due to inadequate infrastructure and limited tutors.
Alhaji Abdul Karim Boakye Yiadom, said out of the 600 applications which applied to the school this year, only 118 (49%) were actually given admission into the college to pursue a three year diploma course in general nursing.
He made this known during the 4th matriculation ceremony of the school over the weekend at Ntotroso in the Asutifi north district of the Brong Ahafo region.
Mr Boakye Yiadom admonished the matriculants to study hard and show commitment and discipline towards the school’s rules and regulations and that of the nursing and midwifery council so as to be successful in the job market.
He also charged the students not to resort to violent and non-legitimate means of solving any misunderstanding and challenges but use the school’s counseling unit and other laid down procedures to solving issues affecting students.
He paid a glowing tribute to the Newmont Ghana Gold Limited, the paramount Chief Of the Ntotroso traditional council Barimah Twereko Ampem I, the newmont Ahafo Development Foundation (NADeF) for constructing and furnishings and continuous development of the school .
He later appealed to the Ministry of Health that the college which is affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of science and Technology (KNUST), to as a matter of priority come to their aid with infrastructure support so they can admit more students to avoid congestion.
Also, posting of full time and more qualified tutors to the school to support academic work since the school only rely on few tutors and hiring of part time tutors which drains the school financially.
The board Chairman of the school and a former Minister of State in the elsewhere Rawlings administration, Kwame Saara Mensah, charged the matriculants to be disciplined and committed to their practical training in order to avoid any future accident and deaths at the various health institutions in the country citing the instance of the latest senchi injection deaths.
Mr Mensah also appealed to the Ministry of Health, to as a matter of urgency institute stringent and supervisory measures at the country’s Various health institutions in order to minimize and even avoid unnecessary accidents and deaths caused by health practitioners.
Source: Adu Gyamfi Odopa, Ntotroso (firstname.lastname@example.org)