Sunyani NMTC denies media reports

Dennis Peprah, GNA 

Sunyani, Oct. 19, GNA – The management of the
Sunyani Nursing and Midwifery Training College (NMTC) has debunked media
reports that both male and female students of the institution shared the same
sanitary facilities.

The College authorities condemned the
purported publication that has gone viral on various social media platforms
describing it as untrue.

Mr David Amalba Ayinne, the Principal of the
NMTC refuted the story, when the Ghana News Agency went round to inspect the
level of infrastructural development at the College and stressed that only
female students are being accommodated on campus.

Established in 2004 with only 40 students, the
Principal said, the College was fast growing with a current student population
of 1,150, comprising 300 males and 850 females.

He said the College can boast of several
physical infrastructural development projects such as adequate lecture halls,
modern sanitary facilities, ICT centre and skills laboratories.

Mr Ayinne said with funding from its
Internally Generated Fund (IGF), the College on Thursday December 14, 2017
inaugurated a two-storey administration block constructed at the cost of GH¢195,000.00
and a modern library project.

He said plans are far advanced for the College
to construct modern hostel to accommodate males on campus.  On academics, the Principal said, performance
of students has improved in the past three years, saying that the College
recorded 96 per cent pass rate in Registered General Nursing (RGN) and 98 per
cent in Registered Nursing Assistance in the 2016/2017 academic year.

He said because of its infrastructural
development and improvement in student performances, the Kwame Nkrumah
University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has approved the College’s
application to start degree programmes in Nursing and Midwifery.

The College was only waiting for the Ministry
of Health for degree programmes to be commenced, Mr Ayinne said, but currently
the College is also collaborating with the KNUST for students to do top-up
programmes and other courses, the Principal said.

Mr Ayinne said the door of the College is
opened to the media at any time and appealed to journalists and media
practitioners to be circumspect in their reportage by endeavouring to cross
check their facts whenever they intended to do any publications about the

Meanwhile, the Students Representative Council
(SRC) has condemned the baseless and unfounded media reports on the sanitary
situation and the issue of boys’ hostel at the College.

Mr Gideon Amoah Kyeremeh, the SRC President,
said no student had made a complain about the College’s sanitary situation and
described the media publication as a ploy to dent the image of the College.

He told the GNA that all the water closet
facilities on campus and at the boys’ hostel were working well, and advised the
students to contact the student body whenever they had issues with management
rather than rushing to the press.


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