ASUTIFI S: Infrastructure deficit, inadequate tutors affecting admission - Principal
The Principal of the Ntotroso College of Nursing said the school's authority could not admit many applicants due to inadequate infrastructure and tutors.

Date Created : 4/16/2018 5:41:45 AM : Story Author : Adu Gyamfi Odopa/

Alhaji Abdul Karim Boakye Yiadom said in this year, Out of the total of six hundred applications to the school, only one hundred and eighteen were given admission into the college to pursue 3 year diploma in General Nursing representing 49%.

He made this known at the 4th matriculation ceremony over the weekend at Ntotroso in the Asutifi north district of the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana.

Mr Boakye Yiadom admonished the matriculants to study hard and show signs of commitment and discipline towards the school rules and regulations and that of the nursing and midwifery council in order to be successful in the job market.

He also changed the students not to resort to violent and non- legitimate means to solving any misunderstanding and challenges but to 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 the construction and furnishings and continuous development of the school.

He later appealed to the ministry of health that the college, affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University Science and Technology (KNUST), to as a matter of priority to come to the aid to add more infrastructure in order to admit more students and to avoid congestion.

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 financial account.

The board Chairman of the school and a former minister of state in the elsewhere Rawlings administration, Kwame Saara Mensah changed 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 later appealed to the ministry of health, as a matter of urgency to 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.