30 Students Receive Training In Environmental Health

A one-day orientation course has been organised for 30 students under the Ghana Students Industrial Attachment Programme (GSIAP) at Effiduase in the Sekyere East District.

Mr. Oppong, District Environmental Health Officer, said it was a nationwide exercise taking place in all the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

He said the selection was based on evidence of studentship (admission letters and identity cards).

Mr. Oppong, who was also the course facilitator, stated that after the training, the students would be grouped before they go into the communities to provide health education services.

Among topics discussed included community entry, how to prepare an action plan, how to organise communal labour and channels of communication.

Mr. Oppong, however, told the students that the sustenance of the programme (GSIAP) would depend on the success of the programme, being the first of its kind to be run, and entreated the beneficiaries to show much commitment and dedication towards the programme.

The GSIAP is a career module designed to help tertiary students on vacation to find and develop their potentials, through industrial attachment opportunities in leading organisations in Ghana.

The objectives of GSIAP are to reduce communicable diseases, control infection of communicable diseases, prevent communicable disease, expose students to the world of work, opportunity to acquire relevant work experience and to foster synergies or bridge academia and industry.

Among the strategic partners of the GSIAP are the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, Zoomlion Ghana and Jepson Group of Computers.

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