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Nursing training applicants cautioned against forged certificates
Mrs Joyce Ohene, principal of the Presbyterian Midwifery College at Duayaw Nkwanta in Ahafo region, has cautioned nursing training applicants against presenting fake certificates as that could affect them even after enrolment.

Date Created : 4/28/2021 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Nana Ama/Ghanadistricts.com

She was speaking at the just ended 55th session of the Brong Ahafo Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at Ayakomaso in Bono region.

The principal stated that most applicants at interview are not armed with their certificates with the reason that WAEC had not released them, but when verified by the school, most of the certificates turn out to contradict grades presented by the applicants.

This is unacceptable and must be discouraged to ensure sanity in the education system, Mrs Ohene said, adding the school admits 60% of Presbyterians and 40% public but noted ”the issue of protocol is hampering the process” as most leaders presented non Presbyterians.

She said the school had therefore decided to demand for a membership card as evidence as the practice was preventing genuine church members from gaining admission into the institution. Mrs. Ohene also commended the Presbytery for the support during her induction service.

The principal said forms are out and interested persons could apply with a genuine certificate, stating that “a requirement is A1to C6”.

Applicants must have offered General Science, General Arts, Home Economics, General Agric, with science and economic subjects. Business students are not qualified but can write some of the science and arts subjects to enable them to apply.