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3 health training institutions matriculates 1,101 students

3 health training institutions matriculates 1,101 students

3 health training institutions matriculates 1,101 students

Report by Ben LARYEA
The Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Accra School of Hygiene and the Public Health Nurses School has admitted 1,101 students with the call on students to become agents of change in promoting the health and the wellbeing of the citizenry and the nation.

The breakdown of matriculants includes 79 Accra School of Hygiene Students, 196 Registered Public Health Nurses and 826 Nursing and Midwifery Training College students.

Speaking at the joint matriculation ceremony in Accra under the theme, “Empowering Healthcare Champions for A Healthy Nation, the Principle of the PHNS, Madam Dora Enam Glavee advised students to be committed to their studies and justify out of the thousands of students who have the desire to come and study in the three noble health institutions.

She thus urged students to academically excel in their learning endeavors and seek new knowledge and skills that will enable the institutions to adopt to the evolving needs of the community, adding that the institutions are equipped with highly qualified faculty and robust support systems designed to help student succeed in their career goals and development.

Touching on some achievements in the institutions, the Principal said the schools has made remarkable progress in the renovation of hostels facilities and retooling of science and computer laboratories, the introduction of BSc of Environmental Health and Sanitation, expansion ICT laboratory and internet facility, saying it forms part of the drive to scale up academic work.

With regard to challenges in the school, she mentioned inadequate vehicles, poor roads network, staffing constraints, impasse between the school and the management Korle- Bu Teaching Hospital over parcel of land among others.
She therefore called on government, corporate bodies, philanthropic organizations to support the institutions in cash or in kind to help address pressing needs of the students as well as infrastructure developments.

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