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Tension is seriously brewing in the Nursing and Midwifery Training College at Teshie in the Greater Accra Region, Today can report.

This is as a result of an unresolved matter concerning the compulsory clinicals programme for the students of the college.

The clinicals are practical assessment programmes designed for continuous students in the various nursing and midwifery colleges in the country to perform in hospitals for two months of every six month period of semester in the academic year.

But in the case of Nursing and Midwifery Training College, sources at the school told Today that the story was different.

It was for this reason that the students at the school are bracing themselves up against management of the college for not allowing them to go to their various regions to do their clinicals programme.

The students, sources noted, were of the opinion that allowing them to perform their clinicals in their various regions will go a long way to save them from spending huge sums of money on transportation for doing it in hospitals in Accra.

What was very irritating, the students said, was the fact that their colleagues in the other regions were being allowed by their authorities to go to their respective regions to do their clinicals.

According to our sources, some parents who are non-residents of Accra are threatening to withdraw their wards from the college if management fails to do the right thing.

The anger of the parents, Today was told, stems from the fact that the parents of the students cannot afford to pay rent and transportation for their children to do their clinicals in Accra.

Many students who spoke to Today yesterday called on the Ministry of Health and Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana to commission a full-scale investigation into the matter since the issue was affecting academic performance and enrolment of the students.

“We want the Ministry of Health and Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana to intervene by way of impressing upon the management to allow us to do our clinicals in the hospital of our districts or regions,” they appealed.

According to them, they find it extremely difficult to bear the cost of doing their clinicals in Accra.

Meanwhile several efforts made by Today to get management of the college to respond to the matter proved unsuccessful.

Source: Today

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