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Residents of Bolga kick against YEA’s move to recruit SHS graduates as nurse assistants

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 Some residents in the Bolgatanga municipality of the Upper East Region have kicked against the decision by the government through the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) to recruit Senior High School graduates into CHPS compounds to assist nurses at the CHPS level.

The YEA had indicated that the government will, by the end of August 2022, employ about 5,000 SHS leavers to CHPS compounds across the country.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the YEA, Alhaji Ibrahim Bashiru, made this known at the Ghana Job Fair.

The SHS leavers will be employed to assist nurses with services including recording medical history and symptoms, conducting physical examinations, and providing simple bedside care to patients among others.

Some residents in Bolgatanga; the Upper East Regional capital, who spoke to A1 Radio in a  random interview urged the government to reconsider its stance on the matter.

Mrs. Ayinpoka, a trader said “these things, I don’t think they will help because for SHS leavers, what do they know? Can they work at the CHPS compounds? What about those nurses who have completed nursing training but are in the house not working? They should rather post those trained nurses and leave the SHS Children.”

On his part, Anthony, a teacher said, “you see, we have many graduates who are looking for work. What have they said about them and they are talking about SHS leavers? So after the two years, what next? What they are doing? For me, they are just going to create problems for future leaders. Just go to A1 Radio right now, and advertise that you want people who completed nursing and see the numbers,” he added.

Zalie, another teacher who spoke to A1 Radio said, “they should rethink about it because so many people are unemployed. They have graduated from various universities and you leave these people and now want to train SHS people to do what? What is causing the armed robbery? What is causing prostitution? Is it not due to unemployment? They should rethink it because what they are trying to do does not make sense.”

Source:A1Radioonline.Com|10.1MHZ|David Azure| Bolgatanga|Ghana

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