Dennis Peprah, GNA
Tanoso, (A/R), Mar. 15, GNA - Inadequate lecture halls are negatively affecting academic progress at the Tanoso Community Health Nursing Training College (CHNTC) in the Tano North Municipality of the newly-created Ahafo Region.
Though the College is constructing a block for lecture rooms through its Internally-Generated Fund which is about 90 per cent complete, authorities said work was gradually grinding to a halt due to lack of funding.
Ms. Elizabeth Wiafe, the Principal of the College has therefore appealed for support from civil society organisations and corporate bodies for the completion of the project to facilitate effective teaching and learning.
Addressing the 16th Matriculation ceremony to officially admit 250 fresh students, Ms. Wiafe said the College’s population was increasing, hence, the need for more lecture rooms.
The new students have been indexed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
She expressed worry over the lack of students’ hostel on campus, which invariably endangered the lives of students who were constantly attacked and robbed by unknown people when returning from studies in the night.
Ms Wiafe said the situation was also making supervision of students difficult for the College authorities.
She expressed gratitude to Mrs. Freda Prempeh, the Member of Parliament for Tano North whose efforts had led to a one-storey hostel facility being constructed at the College.
Ms. Wiafe said fenced wall must be constructed around the College, which had a total student population of 608 to improve on internal security.
The fence wall would not only deter students from leaving campus without authorisation but also prevent miscreants who has been entering the campus through its many unsecured routes from harassing female students.
Ms. Wiafe expressed worry that the College was struggling to complete its Assembly hall project initiated by the Student's Representative Council, which had become standstill.
She announced that the College would soon migrate from manual to online examination, saying, support was also needed to complete a two-storey building, which would contain ICT centre, skills laboratory and a library.
Ms. Wiafe expressed the hope that with the support from the general public, the ground floor would be completed before the beginning of the 2019/2020 academic year to kick start the online examination.
She reminded the students that the management and staff would not tolerate any form of indiscipline, and enjoined them to be respectful and religiously obey the rules and regulations of the College.
Mrs. Eva Aryee, the Tano North Municipal Director of Health Services told the students nursing was not only a noble profession, but also a divine call and advised them to build themselves academically, socially and spiritually to serve humanity well.
She advised particularly female students to concentrate on their books and shun immoral behaviour that could truncate their education and ruin their future.
Awards were presented to deserving tutors for their dedication and hard work.