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Unaccredited Institutions Education Ministry to takeover training of nurses - Mahama

Such institutions were initially under the purview of the Ministry of Health, but are likely to be moved following realisation that some unaccredited schools were churning out students who do not go through prescribed standards of training.

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The Ministry of Education will soon supervise all nursing and health training institutions in the country, President Mahama has said.

Such institutions were initially under the purview of the Ministry of Health, but are likely to be moved following realisation that some unaccredited schools were churning out students who do not go through prescribed standards of training.

RELATED: Ghana's Midwifery Council 'Don’t accommodate ‘unaccredited’ nurses'

Speaking on Ho-based Volta Star Radio on Thursday as part of his Accounting to the people tour in the region, President Mahama said the decision is currently being considered at the cabinet level.

“Like I said private training institutions that are turning out nurses, some of them are accredited, yes that is true, but others are not accredited but they are coming out and saying we are nurses we are unemployed.

“That needs to be streamlined that is because nursing training is still under the Ministry of Health. I think that we must move all training institutions under Ministry of Education and if that is done, then the Ministry of Education is better able to supervise accreditation of these institutions,” the president added.

Meanwhile, the Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana, Felix Nyante has directed all hospitals all over the country not to accept students from unaccredited schools for clinical attachment in their facilities.

He explained that the Council had a mandate to secure the public interest in the highest standards of training and practice of nursing and Midwifery.

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