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Posted by: Fred Addo
Category: Administration

The Nurses and Midwifery Training College (NMTC) in the Keta Municipality celebrated its matriculation ceremony, welcoming a total of 644 students for the 2023/2024 academic year. The diverse group included 200 Registered General Nursing students, 240 Midwifery students, 200 Public Health Nursing students, and 4 Post-NAC/NAP Midwifery students.

Mrs. Mabel Kafui Torku, the Principal of the College, addressed the enthusiastic gathering during the colorful matriculation ceremony. She emphasized the significance of the exercise, officially enrolling the students into the educational system. Mrs. Torku highlighted that the matriculation ceremony symbolized the formal entry of students into the college, acknowledging their qualifications that made them eligible for enrollment as aspiring healthcare professionals.

The Principal also noted that the ceremony served as a confirmation of the students’ acceptance and commitment to abide by the rules of the college, emphasized through the administration of various oaths. She congratulated the newly admitted students and encouraged them to approach their studies with dedication while avoiding any negative behaviors.

Expressing pride in the school’s achievements, Mrs. Torku mentioned that this marked the 17th matriculation ceremony, attributing the growing success to the hard work of both students and the teaching staff. She urged the students to embrace discipline and humility, considering them as fundamental pillars in acquiring the necessary training to become exemplary healthcare providers for Mother Ghana.

However, Mrs. Torku took the opportunity to draw attention to some challenges facing the institution, appealing to donor groups, individuals, and the government for support. These challenges included inadequate dormitories for both students and teachers, insufficient tables and chairs, and a need for more computers.

Several matriculants expressed their excitement and gratitude for the opportunity given to them. They pledged to adhere to the rules and regulations, committing to a path of success for their future endeavors.

The matriculation ceremony was marked by cultural performances from the school’s cultural troupe, adding a touch of tradition to the event. Dignitaries in attendance included Mr. Emmanuel Gemegah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Keta, and Members of Parliament for Keta (Mr. Kwame Dzudzorlu Gakpe) and Anloga (Mr. Richard Kwame Sefe). The event was a joyous occasion that celebrated the beginning of a new academic journey for the aspiring healthcare professionals.

Author: Fred Addo

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