The School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health Sciences has launched its 60th Anniversary to celebrate the milestones achieved by the School on Wednesday, 24th March, 2023 under the theme “Resilience in Developing Nursing and Midwifery Workforce: Embracing Technology and Promoting Excellence.
Delivering her remarks, the Dean of the School, Professor Florence Naab was full of praise of the founding fathers of the School whose contributions have ensured that the School remains on a high pedestal. She said asserted that the School was the first Tertiary Institution in the Country to commence a diploma, BA, BSc. Masters and PhD programmes in Ghana. despite providing the critical human result for the country’s health sector, the School faces some challenges which must be urgently attended to. She cited low staff strength, infrastructure deficit, and high cost of clinical training as some of the hurdles. “We cannot ensure effective training or healthcare delivery without standard amenities” she said. She pointed that despite their efforts, their graduates still lack vital skills due to lack of modern equipment to train them to equip them in the world of works.
The Deputy Minister for Health, Alhaji Mahama Seini in his remarks commended the contributions of midwives and nurses to the healthcare system. He stated that midwives and nurses are the backbone of the healthcare force through their provision of essential care to patients within all corners of the country. He affirmed that Government will not renege on its pledge to resource colleges and schools with the needed infrastructure and logistics to produce professionals towards the attainment of the sustainable development goals 3.
The Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Julius Fobil with the assistance of the Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Deputy Minister for Health, unveiled the 60TH Anniversary logo and cloth for the celebration.
Present at the ceremony were; Mrs. Emelia Agyei-Mensah, Registrar; Professor Julius Fobli, Provost of the College of Health Sciences; Professor Florence Naab, Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery; Honourable Alhaji Mahama Seini, Deputy Minister for Health; Deans, faculty, Administrators, staff and students