The School of Nursing and Midwifery has held a consultative forum to discuss pertinent issues relating to academics and students’ welfare.
Addressing the students, the Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dr. Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, urged the students to report issues concerning their academics on campus and clinicals in various health facilities for redress. She urged them to comport themselves and reminded them that their ultimate goal in the University was to excel and impact positively on the lives of people after their studies.
The Head of Adult Health Department, Dr. Andrews Adjei Duruye, explained the relevance of ‘clinical practical experience,’ adding that “it helps equip students with adequate practical skills and expertise.” He advised the students to be committed to activities of the School and take their studies seriously.
The Head of Mental Health, Dr. Nancy Enyan-Ebu, spoke about the need for proper course registration and rectification of incomplete results (ICs). She also advised students to attend lectures and indicated that “Attendance to lectures will equally count in the scores of every course so you should not be absenting yourself from lectures”.
Dr. Enyan-Ebu urged them to always take notice of the provisional timetable for examinations so that they don’t miss any of their courses. She cautioned them to desist from examination malpractice since the University frowned on such act.
On her part, the Head of Maternal and Child Health, Dr. Evelyn Ampofo, told them to do everything possible to pass the licensing examinations adding that “This is the only way you can become a qualified professional nurse in Ghana and elsewhere around the world”.
Highlighting on welfare issues, the Faculty Officer, Mr. John L. Yen, asked the students to officially write to the Dean’s office for approval if for any reason they would want to defer the programme or absent themselves from lectures. Mr. Yen informed them that management had not concluded discussions on prefinancing the School's cloths as requested by the Nursing Students Association. He told them that the NUSA dues have been incorporated into their fees so that they would not be financially burdened by the Association again.
The students had opportunity to ask questions on issues concerning course auditing, clinical experience, basic nursing ICT, review of curriculum, and others.
Miss Damata Seidu, a student of the School was honoured for emerging as the winner of the NUSA “Writing Challenge Competition” with her article on “hand washing”.