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Bolga Midwifery Training College admits only 207 students due to limited staff, inadequate infrastructure

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In the 2023/2024 academic year, the Bolgatanga Midwifery Training College managed to admit a total of 207 students out of 696 applications received. This limitation was attributed to insufficient staff and inadequate infrastructure at the school. Unfortunately, 489 students who were qualified and desired training as midwives were painfully turned away due to accommodation issues coupled with a shortage of tutors to manage the student population.

This revelation came to light during the college’s 18th matriculation ceremony held at the school premises in Bolgatanga.

Addressing the gathering at the ceremony, the Principal of the school, Amalba Christiana, called on interested parties, investors, local entrepreneurs, and alumni, both within and outside the Upper East region, to contribute towards constructing hostels to address the pressing issue of housing at the school.

“The college received a total of 696 applications, and you are lucky to be among the 207 admitted students for the 2023/2024 academic year. This highlights that a large number of prospective students apply to this College yearly, and each time, we are faced with the painful decision of having to turn down the applications of many otherwise well-qualified applicants due to limitations of our staff and facilities, especially accommodation for students.”

“I want to use this medium once again to call on the support of all interested parties, investors, local entrepreneurs, alumni, and all stakeholders in and out of the region to help construct hostels to resolve this pressing issue of housing students.”

Madam Amalba, the Principal of the College, urged the students to be focused as they embark on independence in a different environment. She emphasized the need for self-discipline, effective time management, and responsible actions in achieving their goal of becoming midwives.

“For many of you, this is your first exposure to being away from home and experiencing independent living. You, therefore, need to manage your newly gained freedom wisely. Remember that you were admitted as an individual and will graduate as an individual. You are solely responsible for all your actions in the process of achieving your goal of becoming a midwife.”

“This is an adult institution, and we will treat you as adults. You need self-discipline and effective time management. Be mindful of the friends and groups you commit to, as there will certainly be a day of reckoning. In the course of time, you will encounter new experiences. Some of you will enter new relationships, some of which may be lifelong. By all means, enjoy them but remain focused.”

The Chief of Zaare, Naba Paul Agoo, who chaired the matriculation ceremony, urged the newly admitted 207 students to take their studies seriously, describing midwifery courses as sensitive and demanding.

Source: A1Radioonline.Com | 101.1MHZ | David Azure | Bolgatanga |

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