The End Point College of Alternative Medicines has held its maiden matriculation with the admission of 46 students to pursue various health related courses.
Dr Adu Boateng, President of the college, welcoming the students, said the school was committed to providing specialised education in alternative medicine to develop a critical mass of health professionals in that area.
According to him about 70 per cent of Ghanaians currently depend on alternative medicines, which meant that there was a need for qualified people to produce and administer such drugs.
Dr. Boateng said most Ghanaians are embracing alternative medicines because it has been proven to have no side effects unlike some orthodox medicines.
He noted that there were only few specialised nurses in alternative medicines and as a result practitioners had to depend on mainstream nurses who they had to re-train to understand the practice.
He congratulated the students on their admission, but urged them to be disciplined and to aim at achieving academic excellence and graduate successfully.
Dr Peter Pryce, Chairman of the college’s council, for his part, charged the pioneering students to distinguish themselves in their studies and abide by the matriculation oath.
By Abigail Annoh