From; James Sherifdeen Kumasi
Grandaunts from the Dunkwa-on-Offin Nurses and Midwifery Training College, has been advised to strive to change some of the negative perceptions from the public about health workers by doing their work diligently and humanely.
They have also been asked to make good use of the knowledge they have acquired to contribute their quota to the development of the country.
Mr. Christopher Beyere, Executive Secretary of the Health Training Institutions Secretariat (HTIS), who gave this advice at the maiden graduation ceremony and the inauguration of the Gh¢150,000 college band last Saturday at Dunkwa-on-Offin said, his outfit appreciates all efforts and contributions made by teaching and non-teaching staff towards the achievement of N.M/T.C. to Dunkwa-On-Offin.
According to him, efforts are being made by the Ministry of Health (MOH) through the HHIS to equip its training institutions to be able to meet standards set by the University to enhance effective teaching and learning.
The Ministry, he said, strongly believes that, quality training of health professionals could also be achieved through the provision of excellent practical training schemes in the form of clinical work, demonstrations and field attractions.
He disclosed that, it has come to the notice of the Ministry that, a lot of people are involved in admission malpractices in the schools and assured that investigations have been initiated and the full report and re commendation will be handled accordingly with strict attention to punitive action that will emerge.
The Principal of the College, Mr David Ben Sampson, disclosed that as a result of discipline, commitment, dedication, & teamwork exhibited by the advisory board, management, staff of the college and various stakeholders, the pass rate of the college has been constantly excellent, ranging between 85percent to 100 percent.
According to him, the college is seriously pursuing the agendum of attaining the status of a University college to permit it to do degree programmes.
He said, from the inception (31st January 2009) to date, the college has produced seven batches of Nursing Assistants clinical graduates made up of 1163 female & 353 male students and three batches of Registered General Nursing graduates made up of 243 females and 192 males.
The 1st batch of midwifery, he said, will pass out and take part in the graduation ceremony next year (2017/2018).
He charged the executives of the alumni association to do well to ensure that, it grows from strength to strength to succeed in its bid to positively enhance the development of the College.
Pix Mr. David Ben Sampson
Principal, Nursing & Midwifery Training College,