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General News of Thursday, 19 January 2017


Sale of nursing admission forms suspended

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The Ministry of Health has ordered health training institutions across the country to cease the sale of admission forms to people wishing to pursuing nursing and its related courses.

No reasons have been given for the immediate suspension of the sale of the admissions 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 the directive, which was given earlier, is being flouted by the training schools.

“The attention of the Ministry has been drawn to the continuous sale of application forms for admission into various Health Training Institutions for 2017/2018 academic year. “This is in spite of a directive from the Ministry for the suspension of the sale of forms until further notice,” the memo, which was copied to the government Transition Team on Health read in part.

It has thus asked all principals and heads of the various sales outlets across the country to suspend the sale of the forms forthwith until the Ministry authorises same to proceed. “Principals would be held personally responsible for breach of this directive,” the memo stated.