The matriculants with their teachers after the ceremony
Health Training Institutions in the Greater Accra Region have admitted 230 nurses in the first joint matriculation ceremony in Accra for further studies.
The nurses, led by their principals, took their matriculation oath to officially begin training in their fields of discipline under the registered post-basic nursing programmes.
In all, 24 students are offering Anaesthesia, 54 Public Health Nursing, 48 Critical Care nursing, 50 Peri-Operative Nursing and 52 Ophthalmic Nursing.
The Principal of the Ophthalmic Nursing Training School, Mrs. Ellen Anyeley Clegg, welcoming the students, said health is at the centre of human happiness and well-being and make important contributions to economic progress.
She said the training institutions had trained numerous professional nurses who are bringing health care to the doorsteps of many people.
Mrs. Clegg also adviced the matriculants to show discipline in their studies.
“I urge the matriculants to strive hard to leave an indelible mark in their chosen profession,” she said.
Lawrence O. Lawson, Head of the Allied Health and PPME- Health Training Institutions Secretariat, said the training of nurses forms part of a vital area at the Ministry of Health.
He said it was for this reason that the ministry established the secretariat for training institutions to focus on coordinating and overseeing the administration of all such institutions under it.
He said the secretariat 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.
“Please learn well as you participate in all activities planned to enhance your success in your identified programme,” Mr Lawson advised the students.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri