The Kwahu Atibie Nursing and Midwifery Training College has held a matriculation ceremony for some 243 new entrants for the 2019/2020 academic session. They are to pursue various health related courses while aiming at becoming recognized health workers.
The matriculation which is an event with a profound significance and meaning to both the training institution and the individual students was held at the forecourt of the college and saw a total number of 90 candidates for the Registered Midwifery, 80 for the Registered General Nursing including three males and 73 for the Post Nursing Assistant Preventive (NAP) and Post Nursing Assistant Clinical (NAC).
According to the Principal of the College, Paulina Osabutey, the Ministry of Health approved a quota of 90 Registered Midwifery, 80 Registered General Nursing and 75 Post Nursing Assistant Preventive (NAP) and Post Nursing Assistant Clinical (NAC) midwifery programs bringing the total number to 245 but the college admitted 243 as the remaining two candidates did not honour their invitation.
Educating the students on the essence of the matriculation, the principal explained that “it marks the institution’s formal admission of each matriculant into the membership of the school’s student community. Any student that has not been matriculated is not recognized as a member of the school’s student community and is therefore not entitled to any right and privileges conferred on students, and from whom certain obligations are required for the orderly growth and development of the school community.
“Again it represent the formal closure of the admission process in the college and also marks your formal admission into full membership of the student community in the Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Atibie. After the the completion of today’s ceremony, you would be formally recognized as students of this college and accorded the necessary right and privileges,” she added.
The principal charged the new matriculants to work on their character because that is what would make or break them in life. She asked the maticulants to be courteous, show affection, care and good human relations to their clients.
“There is too much talk about the poor attitude of nurses and midwives towards their clients. We have been unfairly labeled as disrespectful, but you can help make a change and erase that wrong impression by exhibiting good character and positive attitudes to your clients at all times and always remember that the shortest distance between two people is a smile”.
Madam Osabutey advised the students to allow the college to pass through them but not passing through the college and also succeed only through clean hard work and your own sweat. She entreated the student body to let success be their watch word, whiles they remain a student of this college, live by the success by working hard to achieve distinctions both in character and learning.
“Know that there is no substitute for hard work, and there is never an easy harvest, there is no sustainable short cuts to success in life, also it is important that you pay attention to your studies and take them seriously in other to make the grades. Note that you will be withdrawn from the college if you don’t make the grades and all the money, time, energy and other resources invested in you would go down the drain.
“I wish on behalf of the advisory board, tutors and staff to ceased the opportunity to congratulated you parents of our maticulants for your efforts made in securing admission to this college and I acknowledge with gratitude the courage and trust you have reposed in us by enrolling your wards in this college,” Madam Paulina Osabutey stated.
She assured the parents that they will not regret making Atibie Nursing and Midwifery Training college the place of choice for their wards
Source: William Dei-Gyau