NVTI offers top-up opportunity for graduates

Some of the graduating students of AFCOMThe National Vocational and Technical Institution (NVTI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Golden Sunbeam College of Science and Technology at Ayikuma to admit healthcare graduates for a top-up programme.

The deal is to offer healthcare graduates who could not make the WASSCE grades to qualify for entry for BSc in nursing programmes.

Stephen Amponsah, Executive Director of NVTI, announced this in his address read for him at the maiden graduation and third anniversary of the All For Christ Missions College (AFCOM), a private health training institution in Koforidua of the Eastern Region.

Thirty-five graduates were awarded NVTI certificates after successfully completing a two- year study in health science.

Mr Amponsah indicated that, academic progression of graduates was among the greatest challenges facing the healthcare programmes, and was optimistic the partnership with the college would help to bridge gap in the previous years.

For her part, the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Gifty Twum Ampofo, admitted that the quest for effective healthcare remains a major challenge for the country, and commended the College for helping to address that challenge.

She said the government was committed to support private sector organisations which are ready to partner government in enhancing healthcare training and service delivery, and called for more investment in the sector.

Reverend Ernest Kwabena Agyapong, President of AFCOM, said the college seeks to educate and nurture a generation of health professionals equipped with an advanced knowledge in service and leadership, humanitarian service.

AFCOM Missions College, he added, is a “christocentric academic community that provides a comprehensive education for men and women who desire to be equipped to become biblically grounded, spiritually matured, culturally relevant and prepared for leadership worldwide.”

From David Kodjo, Koforidua


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