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General News of Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Source: thefinderonline.com

Cost of nursing forms reduced to GHC100

Application forms for admission into nursing training colleges have gone on sale at a reduced price of GHC100 from the previous GHC160.

A statement signed by the Director of Human Resource in charge of Health Development at Ministry of Health, Lawoetey Tettey, to all principals of the various institutions said applications into Health Training Institutions commenced from April 3 and will end May 29, 2017.

The cost of the application form, which is now strictly online, has been reduced from the previous GHC160 to GHC100.

The statement announced some new changes in the application processes. Qualified candidates for the 2017/2018 academic year, who wish to apply, must complete an online application from.

Applicants are required to buy a GHC100-voucher from either any branch of Ghana Commercial Bank or the Agricultural Development Bank for the online application.

Alternatively, applicants can use MTN Mobile Money to make the payment.

“The Ministry of Health admission portal has been linked to the West African Examination Council (WAEC) portal, as such students will only need to provide the index numbers and WAEC would provide verified results on the forms,” the statement said.

It added that there would not be the need for EMS envelopes as all notifications would be done via online and through SMS. Accordingly, all ICT and Admission Officers would be trained on the changes, and Principals of all the health training institutions are expected to meet the Health Minister on the new modalities.

It will be recalled that the Ministry had earlier in January, this year, ordered the health training institutions to cease the sale of admission forms for the 2017/2018 academic year.

A memo dated January 18, 2017 and signed by Chief Director of the Health Ministry, Dr. Afisah Zakariah, suggested that a similar directive was given earlier but was being flouted by the training schools.