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First Degree Will Soon Become The Minimum Requirement For Practicing Nurses And Midwives – Health Minister

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First Degree Will Soon Become The Minimum Requirement For Practicing Nurses And Midwives – Health Minister

The Ministry of Health has said that health training institutions at all levels, will soon be upgraded to run a 4-year bachelor’s degree programme to meet the changing health care needs of the country.

According to the Rector of the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Hannah Akua Oparebea Acquah, the idea is to ensure that a bachelor’s degree becomes the minimum qualification for practicing nurses and midwives while fading out diploma and certificate holders.

She was speaking on behalf of the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu at the 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Conference of Heads of Health Training Institutions (COHHETI) at Koforidua in the Eastern region.

The 14th AGM of COHHETI was under the theme, “Repositioning the health training institutions towards universal health coverage.”

The role of health training institutions is to create a forum for discussing issues such as equipping them to churn out quality health personnel.

Various heads of institutions that run certificate and diploma programmes attended the meeting to take stock of their performances and how to improve upon them.

Hannah Oparebea Acquah, addressing the gathering, noted that a stakeholder consultation will soon take place to develop policies as part of plans to upgrade all health training Institutions into fully-fledged tertiary schools.

This, according to her, will help meet the changing demands of the public.

“As we are all aware, there are calls for upgrade of health Institutions into tertiary status to improve nursing and midwifery training education and also to meet the changing health care needs of the public. This means that eventually, a first degree will be the minimum requirement at any level of our health education system.

“To achieve this feat, there should be a broader stakeholder consultation and engagement that will see to the development of a policy that will make all health training fully-fledged tertiary institutions” she explained

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The Eastern Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Winfred Ofosu who chaired the conference, in his remarks lauded the sterling leadership skills of heads of health training schools in spite of the high demand for admission of nurses and midwives.

Whilst acknowledging the lack of infrastructure and learning, Dr. Ofosu was impressed with how well the heads have used IGF to improve their schools.

“The high demand for nurses and midwives put a lot of constraints on the principals and the tutors but with commitment, dedication, and hard work, you have made all of us proud by delivering the numbers. This laudable achievement is against the backdrop of limited infrastructure, challenges with teaching and learning accommodation, transport for supervision of fieldwork, we applaud your sterling leadership and sacrifices.

“Infrastructure remains the challenge for many health training institutions but the efforts you made as institutions have been very impressive,” he stated.

Ten individuals were honoured by the Conference of Heads of Health Training Institutions (COHHETI) for their contributions to the success of the organisation.

They include former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira, Dr. Christopher Beyere, a lecturer at the Catholic University College, and 2020 NDC parliamentary candidate for Techiman South, Dr. Nana Yaw Antwi Boasiako, Mr. James Yambor, Madam Sophia Agyei-Aye, and Mrs. Josephine Ansu-Gyeabour.

The rest are Mr. Jones Ofosu, Dr. James Antwi, Mrs. Gladys Faybian, and Mr. Felix Nyante.

 

 

 

 

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2021 NSMQ: Prempeh College Beat Presec And Keta To Win Competition

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The much touted phrase ‘serving a living God’ by the Presbyterian Boys Secondary School did not materialise as God, instead decided to ‘Glory5’ Prempeh College.

The ‘Amanfuo’ has been crowned the champions of the 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) after attaining a substantial victory over the ‘odade3s’ and the ‘Dzoloalians (Keta SHTS) in the final contest.

The race, right from the beginning of the first round, saw a keen and stiff competition by all the three schools as they lock horns neck to neck for a lead.

Although Prempeh College won, it was a super tough five rounds for all the three schools.

At the end of that tough round, Presec-Legon scored 17 points, followed by Prempeh College with 16 points while Keta SHTS garnered 15 points.

The second round’s speed race got intense as all the finalists, especially Ketasco, scrambled to accumulate points.

But the ‘Christian gentlemen’ still maintained their dominance with a five-point margin ahead of Prempeh.

The ‘Amanfuor’ finished with 21 points while Presec beat them with 26 points.

Problem of the Day favoured the contestants of Prempeh College as they secured a perfect score of 10 points.

That feat landed them the Prudential Life NSMQ Star award worth GH₵4,000. Each of the three contestants will receive GH¢1,000 with their teacher getting the rest.

Both Presec-Legon and Keta SHTS scored seven points each at the end of the third round.

The True or False round had the ‘Dzolalians’ substituting Francisca Lamini with James Lutterodt. Presec equally made a substitution for Joel Aboagye to take over from Henry Otumfuor.

Although they did not make any substitution, Prempeh had almost all their answers right in the fourth round.

Prempeh College’s Evans Oppong ‘magically’ kept his cool to conveniently respond to the questions correctly.

At the end of the fourth round, Prempeh took over from their fierce rivals with only a point-margin.

The highly-anticipated race was finally decided in the last round where the boys from the ‘University of Sofoline’ proved their mettle to defeat the Presecans.

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Eden Obeng was quick to answer the first riddle correctly to put Prempeh ahead of Presec.

As if that was it all; he made it matter most when he ‘tamed’ the Presec boys by quickly answering the second riddle right!

You can just imagine it. Presec’s Joel Aboagye attempted to answer the third riddle but woefully lost it. He, however, got the last riddle right but that was not enough to grant them any better chance of winning the coveted prize.

The dream of claiming the trophy for the seventh time got thwarted, alas!

That sent the supporters of Prempeh into frenzy as they roared in massive jubilation in the KNUST’s Great Hall. The host and win agenda finally became a reality when the ‘Seniors’ floored the boys with an outstanding brilliance.

Five! Five!! Five is all that’s running through the minds and lips of all those who supported Prempeh’s journey in the 2021 NSMQ from the beginning through to the finals.

The trophy has been retained in Kumasi.

At the end of the contest, Prempeh College amassed 53 points while Presec-Legon accumulated 49 points with Ketasco managing 30 points.

Keta Senior High Technical School could not lift the first trophy but it is doubtless that they have made a name for themselves after rising through the stages to feature in the finals for the first time.

And here are the winners for the 2021 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ), Prempeh College. It is now time to glori-FIVE the Lord.

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19-year-old girl Stabbed To Death After Catching Her Brother And Mother Having S3x

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Angelonline.com.gh reports that a 42-year-old woman and her 18-year-old son have been arrested and are expected to appear in court today, Thursday, November 25.

The news outlet reports that the victim, identified simply as Akos (not her real name) recounted her ordeal on Anopa Bofoↄ morning show on Angel 102.9 FM on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

She disclosed that she met her mother and her brother in a single room they all shared with the last male child, having sex.

She further revealed that her mother and brother’s amorous relationship has been ongoing for a long time, which even caused the separation between her stepfather and her mother.

According to Akos, anytime her mother visited the husband, his younger brother got angry, a situation that led to the physical abuse of her mother.

She alleged in the interview that her mother and brother conspired to kill her because she has become a nuisance to their incestuous love affair.

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According to her, she woke up to see the two incestuous lovebirds pulling out her intestines after stabbing her.

She added that an Aunty of her’s in the same house took her around several hospitals for medical care. She claimed that they first visited Ga West Municipal hospital, later to Korle Bu then to Ridge hospital but they all didn’t have beds to accommodate her.

Although the 37 Military Hospital too didn’t have beds, they managed to convince the doctor on duty to attend to her.

Akos’ mother and her brother were arrested and sent to Anaya police station and the case was later transferred to Ridge police headquarters.

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Police Arrest Man For Brandishing Gun Online [WATCH]

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The Ghana Police Service have arrested a man identified as Nii Ponponsuo for brandishing Pump-Action gun on social media.

In a Statement on their official Facebook page, the police said ;

“The Police Intelligence Directorate, yesterday, Monday, November 22, 2021, arrested suspect, Nii Ponponsuo, after seeing a viral video in which the suspect was captured loading a pump-action gun with cartridges and making threatening utterances.

The Police after reviewing the video conducted a special exercise that led to the suspect’s arrest from his hideout. A search conducted led to the retrieval of one 12 bore SB pump-action gun.

Currently, he is assisting the Police investigation and will be put before court tomorrow, Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

The Police Administration would like to continue to caution the general public, especially, individuals who have a penchant for the display of weapons and issuing threats to desist from such unlawful acts. Anyone arrested will be dealt with according to law.”

The police added in a later update that ; “With reference to our earlier post, suspect Nii Ponponsuo who is arrested for brandishing a weapon with threats on social media will be put before a court, tomorrow, Wednesday, November 24.

The Police Administration sternly warns individuals who have a penchant for the display of weapons to desist from such acts as they will be dealt with according to law when arrested.”

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